Affirmation, Love, Liberation for ALL

Affirmation, Love, Liberation for ALL

Who We Are

Who We Are

Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance

Let us be perfectly queer: God is love. We are turning over tables of injustice and spreading love.

AllianceQ supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-diverse people of faith. We educate and equip faith communities for understanding, affirming,
and including LGBTQ+ persons, and we collaborate with ecumenical partners for intersectional justice work.

There’s a place for you – for every body – at the Table.

Join the Movement

Individual + Family Membership

As a member-based organization, AllianceQ relies primarily upon the faithful dedication of individuals and households who believe in our mission. We understand that we are the “body” of Christ, called to be agents of justice and change in the world.

Become an Open + Affirming Ministry

The Open + Affirming Ministry Program is a hallmark of AllianceQ. Congregations and other ministries commit to creating a wider welcome for all of God’s children, regardless of their  backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Support Our Mission

You can join in AllianceQ’s mission to transform the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church.

Colors of Hope

Colors of Hope

A faith-based resource for every body, for the LGBTQ+ community and the wider Church, Colors of Hope draws upon the iconic Pride flag and raises a call to embody our beliefs. Using Gilbert Baker’s original flag and its eight colors and themes—sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, art and magic, harmony and serenity, and spirit—readers are invited to reflect, engage, and apply discoveries. The devotions present a range of views, all full of hope, paired with thematic journal prompts and calls to action. The book includes an invocation, introduction, weekly reading, daily reflections, benediction, and list of resources. Colors of Hope is an expansive resource for personal growth and collective change. “Hoping in color” brings the joy, beauty, and power of the rainbow to life.

Colors of Hope will both settle and agitate your soul. A cadre of spiritual leaders merge biblical stories and passages with the themes of Gilbert Baker’s rainbow pride flag giving a faithful weightiness to the broad, diverse LGBTQ community. This book will move you beyond pride, into a holistic understanding of who God made you to be, and what you are called to do in the world.”

–Ross Murray, author of Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry and founder of The Naming Project, Senior Director, Education & Training, GLAAD

“For too long, the LGBTQ+ community has been expected to confine their lives within the constructs of traditional Christianity. Within the pages of this book, however, the depth and beauty of LGBTQ+ spirituality, and how God continually leads us to color outside the lines of tradition, bleeds through each page.”

–Candace Chellew, author of Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians and founder of Whosoever: An Online Magazine for LGBTQ+ Christians

Here’s to hoping in color.

Becoming open + affirming is not a destination.
It is an ever-evolving process of welcoming wider and loving deeper.