State Coalitions for LGBTQ+ Rights
With the surge of laws and executive orders in many states criminalizing health care for transgender youth and erasing LGBTQ+ identities from public education, ONA churches in the affected states can reach out to their LGBTQ+ equality coalitions.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
National resources for LGBTQ+ Rights
- National LGBTQ Task Force (The Task Force)
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
- Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination (GLAAD)
- Family Equality Council
- Freedom to Marry
- National list of local LGBT community centers
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- National Black Justice Coalition
- Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
- Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Straight for Equality
- Modern Military Association of America
Religion and Faith Program: Human Rights Campaign
HRC’s Religion and Faith Program seeks to engage all faith traditions in a deeper dialogue on questions of fairness and equality for LGBT Americans. Through initiatives such as Clergy Call for Justice and Equality, a Seminary Mentorship program and Putting Faith into Action, HRC has been working to build a diverse faith-based movement speaking out for LGBT justice.
The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries
The Fellowship is a network of LGBTQ/SGL congregations in the African American faith tradition—with primarily LGBT leadership—led by Bishop Yvette Flunder. The Fellowship has a close covenantal relationship with the Coalition and the United Church of Christ.
LGBT Religious Archives Network
LGBT-RAN is a treasure trove of stories and testimonies about the early leaders of the faith movement for LGBTQ/SGL inclusion. Many of the Coalition’s pioneers are honored on this site.
LGBTQ+ Page on the UCC website
Extensive LGBTQ+ resources from the UCC’s Office for Health and Wholeness Advocacy.