Faith for Pride Resources 2023

Faith for Pride Resources

Explore our library of resources to help you plan your Faith for Pride event and continue to grow in advocacy. Thank you to our partners who have contributed resources. Does your organization have a resource you’d like to share? Reach out to

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Faith for Pride on NPR

Our movement is gaining momentum. Faith for Pride was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, including an interview with Interfaith Alliance’s President and CEO Rev. Paul Raushenbush.

What is Faith for Pride? | Interfaith Alliance
The majority of faith groups and congregations across the country are inspired by their traditions to celebrate the inherent dignity and worth of all people, including the many beloved LGBTQ+ members of their communities. As people of faith, it’s vital that we fight back against these heinous efforts and voice our support for our LGBTQ+ siblings’ right to live with full dignity and safety.

Ways to Engage: Faith for Pride | Interfaith Alliance
Want to learn how to fight for LGBTQ+ rights during Faith for Pride? Explore this resource for different ways you can engage your religious community in the Faith for Pride movement during June and beyond.

Faith for Pride on State of Belief | State of Belief, a project of Interfaith Alliance
As people of faith, it’s vital that we fight back against these heinous efforts and voice our support for our LGBTQ+ siblings’ right to live with full dignity and safety. State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is conducting a series of conversations at the intersection of LGBTQI+ experience and American religion, culture, and politics – in search of strategies and success stories that rise above the discouraging headlines that legitimately dominate today’s news. Explore these conversations on this landing page!

FAQ for Faith Leaders | Interfaith Alliance and the United Religions Initiative of North America
Religion has been weaponized throughout our history as a license to harm marginalized individuals and groups. But faith has also moved people to speak out against discrimination and oppression and to fight for the rights of all people. Explore this resource to learn how you as a faith leader can be a responsible partner in activism with the LGBTQ+ community.

Tips for a Successful Advocacy Visit | Interfaith Alliance
In state legislatures across the country, policymakers are introducing, debating, and enacting bills shaped by national right-wing Christian organizations that would drastically limit the freedoms of LGBTQ+ people. Speak up for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals by scheduling a meeting with your elected officials.

Religious People Support LGBTQ+ Rights | Keshet
This #Faith4Pride, people of faith across the country are showing up for LGBTQ+ equality, particularly in support of trans youth, by working to ensure that the equal rights and basic dignity of all people are protected.

LGBTQ Pride Month Education Resources | ADL

In schools and classrooms, LGBTQ+ Pride Month is an excellent time to talk with students about LGBTQ+ people and their struggles to achieve equity and justice in all aspects of their lives. Here, educators can find relevant K-12 curricula, children’s books, and other resources to bring LGBTQ+ Pride Month to your schools and classrooms.

10 Phenomenal Books to Read for LGBTQ Pride Month | ADL
Children’s literature can open doors to exploring all these important topics and concepts through picture books, chapter books and young adult literature. Visit for ADL’s recommended books for different age groups.

Best Practices for Responding to Demonstrations and Protests Involving Hate and Extremism | ADL
The presence of counter-protesters can increase the likelihood of physical confrontations. If your institution or community is the target of such a demonstration or protest, these guidelines may be of assistance. Note: This resource is not intended to provide legal advice. Please check with your own legal counsel for proper legal guidance.

LGBTQ youth resources: Bridging the digital divide | AllConnect
In this guide, Allconnect researchers take a look at available online resources, as well as address the digital divide and homeless issues within the LGBTQ youth community.

Resources for churches, faith communities and faith leaders | Parity NYC
Parity provides workshops, events, mentoring, and individualized training for churches, faith communities, and organizations concerned with faith and LGBTQia identities. Visit their website to learn more.

Christian Resources

Sexuality & Faith Resources | Cathedral of Hope, United Church of Christ
Cathedral of Hope is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. These resources express what many in the United Church of Christ believe about faith, spirituality, sexuality, and justice.

Resources for LGBTQ+ Catholics | DignityUSA
DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.

Toolkits and Worship Resources | United Church for Christ

Trans Visibility Toolkit
Trans Visibility Toolkit (Spanish)
LGBTQIA+ Welcoming in our Faith Communities Toolkit
Encuentros Latnix Podcast
Transgender Resources for Action

Trans / Non-Binary Liturgy
Transgender words for familiar hymns
Hymn Society: Songs for the Holy Other
Transfigure Me, Christopher Grundy
Everything That I Am, Tracy Howe

Jewish Resources

“Mishkan Ga’avah: Where Pride Dwells: A Celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Life and Ritual” | Central Conference of American Rabbis
This groundbreaking collection of LGBTQ prayers, poems, liturgy, and rituals is both a spiritual resource and a celebratory affirmation of Jewish diversity. Giving voice to the private and public sectors of queer Jewish experience, Mishkan Ga’avah is also a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of both the Stonewall Riots and the first pride march, reflecting the longtime advocacy of the Reform Movement for full LGBTQ inclusion.

A Queer Amidah | Congregation Shir Tikvah
By Andrew Ramer (adapted) “For LGBTQIQ People”

Pride Shabbat Haftarah | Congregation Shir Tikvah
Rabbi Ariel Stone. This special haftarah chanted in honor of Pride Shabbat is taken from the words of the Prophet Isaiah. The central verse is from chapter 56: “I will give them in My House a yad v’shem, an everlasting Name and Remembrance.” This reassurance to those who have been marginalized by patriarchal Jewish community was originally addressed to the saris, a person who was without functioning reproductive organs. It has come to be understood in many other ways, among them as a declaration of love for all human beings, and an understanding that we are all equally precious in the sight of HaShem.

It’s a Mitzvah! Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights | Keshset
Jewish tradition teaches us to honor every single person. But today, some politicians in our country are pushing laws that target LGBTQ+ people and our families in order to whip up fear and secure power. Are your representatives sitting on the sidelines, or worse, targeting LGBTQ+ people? YOU can contact your local, state, and federal representatives and urge them to step up and fight for LGBTQ+ equality.

LGBTQ Jewish Heroes | Keshet
Keshet’s LGBTQ Jewish Heroes poster series was created to celebrate LGBTQ Jews who have transformed the world through their words and lives. We are proud that hundreds of synagogues, Jewish day schools, JCCs, and other Jewish institutions across the United States display our posters on their walls to demonstrate their commitment to LGBTQ equality and visibility.

A Gabbai Guide for calling all people to the Torah | Makom Shelanu Congregation

Immersion Ceremonies | Mayyim Hayyim
Honoring the Process of Coming Out: An Immersion Ceremony for an Individual
Gender Transition Milestone: An Immersion Ceremony
For a Joyous Life Transition: An Immersion Ceremony
Toward Healing: An Immersion Ceremony
In Gratitude: An Immersion Ceremony

Making Jewish Ritual Spaces All-Gender Inclusive | Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Valuable recommendations about how to make a community inclusive of people of all genders, including those who identify as neither male or female. A glossary of terms used in contemporary discussions of gender.

Pride Shabbat Resources | Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Hosting a Pride Shabbat service or program is an excellent way to honor the movement for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion, to celebrate recent victories against discrimination, and to commit to the work ahead.

Muslim Resources

Sexual Diversity in Islam | Muslims for Progressive Values
Parts: One | Two | Three | Four

Muslims for Progressive Values advocates for women and LGBTQIA+ rights, for the separation of religion and state, and for freedom of conscience. In advancing these human rights values, MPV provides an alternative progressive voice to these issues by participating in civil discourse, engaging with the media and government entities, with public educational forums as well as cultural events, and by partnering with both Muslim and non-Muslim progressive organizations.

Sikh Resources

Power of Pride: Queer & Sikh | Sikh Coalition
Logo in collaboration with the Sikh Coalition brought together LGBTQ members of the Sikh community to not only bring awareness to intersectional issues facing the community but provide these members an opportunity to have an open and honest discussion on what it means to be both queer and Sikh.

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Contact Your Legislators

So far this year, over 540 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the country. As people of faith, it’s vital that we fight back against these heinous efforts and voice our support for our LGBTQ+ siblings’ right to live with full dignity and safety.

Social Media Toolkit

Want to help promote Faith for Pride? Explore the social media toolkit and spread the word about faith support for LGBTQ+ rights! Share your event photos and messages of support by using the hashtag #Faith4Pride.

Thank You to Our Co-Sponsors

American Conference of Cantors
Anti-Defamation League
Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Bet Mishpachah
Beth Israel San Diego
BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)
Bnai Keshet
Camp Wise – Mandel JCC of Cleveland
Cantors Assembly
Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Chicago Jewish Community Relations Council
Christ Chapel Los Angeles
The Church of the Red Rocks
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel [BEKI]
Congregation Beth El Binah
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Congregation Shir Tikvah
Emanuel Synagogue Oklahoma City
Equality North Carolina
Faith in Public Life
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City
Fort Tryon Jewish Center
Friends Committee on National Legislation
GaneshSpace, Inc.
Georgia Equality
Hebrew Educational Alliance
Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre
Hindu American Foundation
Hindus for Human Rights
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Belmont, MI
Insight Meditation Society
Interfaith Action of SW Michigan
Interfaith Alliance
Interfaith Alliance of Central California
Interfaith Alliance of Iowa
Interfaith Alliance of North Dakota
Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma
Interfaith Alliance of Southwest Florida
Interfaith Alliance of Texas
Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass
Interfaith Alliance of Hawai’i
JCRC/Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
Jewish Center & Federation of the Twin Tiers
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville
Jewish Women International
Jews for a Secular Democracy
Jews For Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ)
Kane Street Synagogue
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation
LAQuICC (Los Angeles Queer Interfaith Clergy Council)
Levine Center to End Hate
Machar — The Humanistic Jewish Congregation of Greater Washington
Makom Shelanu Congregation
Mayyim Hayyim
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Moving Traditions
Muslims for Progressive Values
The Naming Project
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women- Atlanta Section
New Ways Ministry
Orangetown Jewish Center
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Pride in the Pews
Rabbinical Assembly
Reconstructing Judaism
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The Riverside Church
SACReD (Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity)
Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus
SAJ: Judaism that Stands for All
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanu-El
Shelter For The Spirit
The Shalom Center
The Sikh Coalition
Sikh LGBT+ Inclusion
SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ
St. Louis LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Temple Beth Jacob
Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson OH
Temple Beth-El
Temple Emanu-El
Temple Emanu-El of Westfield
Temple Emanuel of Kensington MD
Temple Hillel B’nai Torah
Temple B’nai Israel
Temple Hillel B’nai Torah
Temple Isaiah
Temple Shalom
Thanks-Giving Foundation
Unitarian Universalist Action of New Hampshire
Unitarian Universalist FaithAction NJ
United Church of Christ (National Setting)
United Religions Initiative
Valley & Mountain Fellowship
Washington National Cathedral
Women of Reform Judaism
Wyoming Interfaith Network

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