42nd Street: Q42
Q42 are a LGBT+ youth project based in Manchester who have put together an online resource to help LGBT+ young people who have religion, faith or belief. Check it out here: www.q42.org.uk/faithThere are lots and lots of LGBT+ youth groups around the UK, including ones based around specific identities too. You can find your nearest one on our website through the youth group finder; check it out on our youth groups finder page
Gendered Intelligence BAME group
A safe space for BAME young people, with disabilities, with religious beliefs who are trans men, trans women, gender non-conforming or non-binary and is based in London.
Sheffield BAME LGBT+ group
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on their group.
The UK’s leading Muslim LGBTQ charity, supporting LGBT+ Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues regarding LGBT+ identity within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources. www.imaanlondon.wordpress.com
Naz and Matt foundation (Muslim)
The Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI individuals as well as their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.
Inclusive Mosque (Muslim)
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating places of worship, particularly for marginalised communities, and the spiritual practice and promotion of inclusive Islamic principles. www.inclusivemosqueinitiative.org
KeshetUK works to ensure a world where no one has to choose between their LGBT+ and their Jewish identity. www.keshetuk.org
Sarbat offers a platform for like-minded Sikhs from all walks of life and aims to promote the LGBT+ Sikh cause in a fair and courteous manner. www.sarbat.net
Quest exists to provide pastoral support to lesbian, gay and transgender Catholics. Quest provides information online and by a regular magazine, an annual conference, and provides opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats and supportive fellowship through local groups. www.questlgbti.uk
Metropolitan Community Church (Christian)
MCC are committed to civil and human rights, addressing important issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and other forms of oppression. MCC has been on the forefront in the struggle towards marriage equality in the US and other countries worldwide and continues to be a powerful voice in the LGBT+ equality movement. www.mccchurch.org
House of Rainbow Fellowship (Christian, BAME)
The House Of Rainbow Fellowship is an inclusive and affirming religious community open and welcoming to all people including lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people. www.houseofrainbow.org
Twilight People discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present. www.twilightpeople.com
There are also many LGBT+ people of faith who are not part of organisations or groups, but who want to share their experiences and those of others too. Zines (self-published mini magazines), online magazines and blogs are often places to find these stories!