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In a world where people look for definitive answers, finding resolution between what our religion teaches us and our support (and even love) for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) often leaves people frustrated, hurt, and unwilling to even talk about the topic. The intersection of religion and LGBTQ+ issues is once again making headlines. Many are left wondering if they have to choose between being a person of faith or an ally to people who are LGBTQ+.

Straight for Equality in Faith Communities was designed for this very challenge.

be not afraid - help is on the way! straight for equality in faith communities aims to shift the way we understand the intersection of religion and LGBTQ+ issues. This ally focused resource encourages readers to move away from the either/or, "love the sinner, hate the sin" framework and to a place where people can understand that you can be a person of faith, loyal to your religion's teachings, and someone who supports their LGBTQ+ friends and family.

There's no one way to get to that point. The journey to resolution looks a little different for each person. We hope to get you on that journey, help you know that you're not alone in asking these questions, offer ways to think about the issue, and even find some support for while you're on the road.

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guide to being a straight ally

guide to being a straight ally

This guide will help you understand how allies fit in the effort to achieve equality for all. Learn more about what it means to be a straight ally and get some great tips and tools to being more supportive of your LGBTQ+, friends, family, and colleagues.

10 things you can do to be an ally in your faith community

10 things you can do to be an ally in your faith community

Looking for simple ways to start being a more engaged and active ally in your faith community? Try using a few of these suggestions to build your ally skills and start creating change.

Faith in Our Families

Faith in Our Families

Discovering that a loved one is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer can pose new questions about your faith and may prompt you to re-evaluate beliefs that you previously took for granted. By using personal experiences, this publication provides examples for reconciling your faith with the knowledge that a loved one is LGBTQ+.