10 Top Resources
A flyer with 10 of our best resources for learning more about affirmation and the LGBTQ+ community. Great for handing out at community events, having on hand in a narthex for church members to take home, and to keep around as suggested resources for study groups.
A brochure that explains what it mean to be a welcoming Open & Affirming congregation to people who haven’t heard of AllianceQ, O&A, or even the Disciples.
Great for having on hand for visitors to your church, for new members, or on a table at a street fair or gay pride festival.
Affirm United/S’affirmer ensemble is an organization of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within The United Church of Canada.
AllianceQ and O&A Logos
Here are several logos from the AllianceQ. Please note that these logos are copyright by the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance and can only be used by permission. We authorize and encourage the O&A Ministries listed on this site to use these logos on your website and printed materials to proclaim your Open & Affirming welcome. Others may apply for permission to use these logos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do contact Melissa if your needs require other formats.
The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Logo
The Open & Affirming Ministry Logo
A resource for all churches living into God’s radical hospitality
A network of Mennonite and Church of the Brethren communities who welcome gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual members.
The Gay Christian Network is a nonprofit ministry serving Christians who happen
to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and those who care about them.
Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.
The Human Rights Campaign works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights. This link goes directly to their Publications page, providing resources for LGBT people and their allies in English and Spanish.
This site provides a wealth of resources from the Institute of Welcoming Resources, an organization founded by GLAD and several other welcoming church programs.
Integrity USA is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Episcopalians and our straight friends leading grassroots voices for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites.
Many Voices is committed to creating a national movement for gay and transgender justice from within the Black church, providing quality materials for use in African American and all churches.
The national welcoming and affirming network of individuals, families, churches
and local chapters working for equality and the embrace of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender persons in the life, ministry and witness of the
Presbyterian Church (USA).
Open and Affirming (ONA) is the designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the United Church of Christ which make public statements of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Reconciling Ministries Network is a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of United Methodists, both in policy and practice.
ReconcilingWorks advocates for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Lutherans in all aspects of the life of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and their congregations.
A multi-faith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society, the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing offers a concise review of current sociological, public health and scientific data regarding sexual orientation and gender. It also considers key Scriptural passages in light of contemporary understandings of sexual and gender diversity.
Supporting, educating, and advocating for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the life of the Reformed Church in America.
Straight for Equality is a national outreach and education website by PFLAG to empower allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Members of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) are churches, organizations, and individuals who strongly support the welcome and affirmation of all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity, and who have joined together to advocate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-questioning persons within Baptist communities of faith.
Volunteer Training Resource
AllianceQ, 2020 (format: free-download)
How to represent AllianceQ and gracefully engage others in public spaces
Welcoming Community Network is an international grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life and ministry of the Community of Christ.