Faith Leaders and the LGBT Community Toolkit

Promoting Safe and Welcoming Faith Organizations For All God’s Children

Welcome to the ‘Faith Communities and LGBT’ Toolkit. The issue of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Asexual (LGBT) in Faith Organisations, is a global challenge that most of the world’s Faith Organisations are grappling with. Until recently major Faith Organisations have opposed or prohibited LGBT people until recently. Sonke has developed this toolkit as a useful resource for your organisation.

Recent surveys reflect a shift, not only in attitude towards, but also in understanding of LGBT people in Faith Organisations. For example, the number of mainstream Christian Churches and denominations who welcome and affirm LGBT people are growing exponentially and over the last three decades expanded to over 90 different denominations across 46 countries.