Faith for Pride is Back in 2024!

In 2023, Faith for Pride had an exceptional year of joy, engagement, and partnership. Now, we are bringing back this effort in 2024. The need for people of faith to mobilize is more critical than ever. Join our movement to counter anti-LGBTQ+ extremism during Pride Month.

Faith for Pride 2023 is over, but the fight goes on.

Alongside 124 co-sponsors spanning diverse traditions, Faith for Pride supporters hosted over 50 events in 19 states, proving that people of faith can be powerful instruments of change when it comes to LGBTQ+ justice. But the fight for equality is far from over.

Faith for Pride is back for its fourth year in 2024. Visit the Faith for Pride 2024 landing page to find out how you can get involved. See below for Faith for Pride 2023.

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.

LGBTQ+ rights are under attack, and faith communities are ready to fight back. Organize a #Faith4Pride event and join the moral chorus.

This Pride Month, we are inviting people from every tradition and background to join together to participate in Faith for Pride: an annual month-long effort to organize and push back against anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, fight anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and support grassroots organizations that work with LGBTQ+ communities.

Our goal is to bring people together to demonstrate that congregations and communities across faith and place vehemently oppose the bills that threaten the lives and livelihoods of our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and neighbors. Together, we can organize and mobilize against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and hateful rhetoric that threaten the lives of LGBTQ+ people. This June and beyond, we must build an interfaith movement that fights for the rights and safety of the LGBTQ+ community.

In state legislatures across the country, leaders are introducing, debating, and enacting targeted bills shaped by national right-wing Christian organizations that would drastically limit the freedoms of LGBTQ+ people. So far this year, over 540 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures. Forty-five laws targeting LGBTQ+ people have been enacted, including 13 laws banning gender-affirming care, three requiring or allowing misgendering of transgender students, and three laws creating a license to discriminate. 

Through extremist rhetoric and religious messaging, there is a movement that seeks to prevent LGBTQ+ people from accessing essential medical care, discussing their identities in schools, and more. But across the country, people of faith are fighting back. 

Religion is being used as an excuse for denying LGBTQ+ rights, particularly in state legislation. But they represent an extreme minority of religious people in America. The majority has to get loud and get organized to rally support for LGBTQ+ rights this June and year-round. There are so many ways to engage, both in June and year-round:

Host a Faith for Pride Event. By hosting a Faith for Pride event, you are raising your voice as a person of faith against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and for the inherent dignity and worth of LGBTQ+ people. Ask leaders in your faith community to dedicate a service to demonstrating that people of faith, including your group or congregation, vehemently oppose bills and rhetoric that threaten our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and neighbors. If you yourself are a faith leader, use your platform to spread a message of love, equality, and justice.

Learn about anti-LGBTQ+ extremism and how to fight against it. Too often, Christian nationalist ideology is used as a cover for anti-LGBTQ+, extremism, and discrimination. Take some time this Pride month to learn about where and how anti-LGBTQ+ extremism is showing up in your state and community and what LGBTQ+-led organizations – including faith-inspired LGBTQ organizations are doing and show up for and with them. 

Mobilize to strike down anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Under the guise of religious freedom, the Religious Right and their elected allies are pushing legislation targeting LGBTQ+ children, parents, and educators. You can organize a media campaign or show up in person to let your legislators and community know that you stand for full rights for LGBTQ people and organize to create ways to show up in meaningful ways in June and in the months to come. 

Faithful Action During Pride Month

So far this year, over 540 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures to restrict the use of pronouns and discussion of sexuality and gender in schools, deny gender-affirming care, limit trans athletes’ participation in sports, and denying service to LGBTQ+ individuals under the guise of religious freedom

These bills threaten the lives of our friends, family, and neighbors based on their identities, create a hostile environment for LGBTQ+ people, and give permission to the rising violent threats that plague the LGBTQ+ community.

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.

Join Faith For Pride as a Co-Sponsor

Is your organization interested in helping promote Faith for Pride? Join us as a co-sponsor! By becoming a co-sponsor, you will help promote this effort by sharing information with your network and encouraging them to host events.

Did you miss it? Watch our 2023 virtual kickoff event!

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Faith for Pride Resources

Explore our library of resources for guidance in putting on your Faith for Pride event, faith-specific messaging, and further educational resources.

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!

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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