Integrating Identities

This page houses a collection of resources that can be used as educational tools for people who may want to learn more about a range of LGBTQ+ identities, how LGBTQ+ identities can interact with other social identities (such as race, socio-economic status, and ability status), and who are interested in obtaining resources and support surrounding LGBTQ+ identities.

These lists are not all-encompassing of the social identities affecting people’s lives and experiences, and each resource list does is not all-inclusive.

We are welcome to feedback about these resources, especially if someone finds that a resource that is listed is now out of date. Our hope is that these will be living documents that will grow and change with time, but be manageable for folks to explore.

Race & Ethnicity

Arabic and Middle-Eastern Descent

Education and Information

Arab LGBT Movement Speaks Out

My.Kali.Mag
A monthly magazine that concerns the LGBTQ community from all around the world and dedicated for people who live in the: Middle East, for foreigners who live in the Arab world, for those new-gay-to-be, for those who’re away fom home and for those who’re intereseted in entering the world of My.Kali.

Communities

Ahbab: Gay and Lesbian Arab Society (in Arabic)

Gay and Lesbian Arabs
A world-wide federation of national and local groups seeking equal rights for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals everywhere.

Advocacy Organizations

Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society
An international organization that serves as a networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries.

Native American

Education and Information

Indigenous Ways of Knowing (IWOK)
IWOK released the second edition of the groundbreaking Tribal Equity Toolkit: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit and LGBT Justice in Indian Country. Many Indian tribal governing documents are patterned after the U.S. constitution, which means Indigneous traditions and cultures are not always reflected in governing resolutions. The Tribal Equity Toolkit creates ways for Tribal government to adjust their codes and policies to include and reflect the experiences of Two Spirit and LGBT tribal members.

NativeOut
NativeOUT was originally founded in 2004 as a social group named the Phoenix Two Spirit Society, by Corey Taber, Ambrose Nelson, and Victor Bain in Phoenix, Arizona. Through our website, video productions, social networks and in-person presentations, we educate the world about the Indigenous LGBTQ/Two Spirit people of North America.

Communities

GLAAD’s Blog on Native American LGBT Community
GLAAD is leading the conversation for LGBT equality, and changing the culture. As the LGBT movement’s communications epicenter, GLAAD is the principal organization that works directly with news media, entertainment media, cultural institutions and social media.

Asian

Coming Out

Q&A Space
Our goal is to provide API LGBT youth who do wish to come out and are struggling with the process with linguistically appropriate and culturally confident tools and resources to come out to whomever they’d like at whatever time they’re comfortable. When we see the diversity and depth of experiences of Asian Pacific Islander LGBT people, we can grow closer as a community.

Advocacy Organizations

Queer and Asian Conference
The annual Queer and Asian Conference has represented the establishment of a space for the intersection of queer and Asian identities.

Region Specific

East Asian

Chinese Rainbow Association
A gay Chinese social support organization, is based in Los Angeles, California. Also promotes friendship and unity, provide assistance, foster social and political awareness, and enhance positive self-image among the gay Chinese.

Korean-Americans United for Equality (KUE)
An alliance of multigenerational straight and LGBTQI Korean-Americans committed to promoting sexual and gender equality.

Dari Project
A volunteer-led, grassroots organization that develops resources to increase awareness and acceptance in Korean American communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of Korean descent.

South Asian

Satrang Stories – Stories from our families
The Satrang Youth Group began a “Family Stories” project wherein they collected stories from family members about how they went through their own process with their LBGTQ son/daughter/sibling/grandchild, etc. These stories are offered here and shared as personal narratives of South Asian family members struggling / coming to terms / accepting / celebrating the LGBTQ person they love and care about. We hope they will spark conversatios that lead to greater visibility, emotional health and connection in our communities.

South East Asian

Shades of Yellow
A Hmong LGBTQ nonprofit organization that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong LGBTQ and allies. While based in Minnesota, we maintain a strong online presence and national network of sister queer Southeast Asian organizations in order to be able to provide support or resources to Hmong LGBTQ across the country and around the world.

The Malaya Project
Photographer Deney Tuazon and filmmaker Gregory Pacificar, come together to create The Malaya (Free) Project. A photography project highlighting the lives of various proud gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Filipino/as.

Faith Resources

Queer Asian Spirit
A welcoming forum to share queer wisdom, knowledges, experiences, communities, religiosities, theologies and spiritualities from men, women and transpeople of Asian and Pacific Islander descent of different faiths from around the globe!

Queer Dharma
We are a community of meditation practice for all people, founded and hosted by LGBTQ people [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer]. A broad range of Buddhist traditions are represented in our membership and visiting teachers.

The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association
An international organization dedicated to the teachings of Lord Caitanya, the importance of all-inclusiveness within His mission, and the Vedic concept of a natural third gender.

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
The Asian and Pacific Islander Roundtable envisions the emergence of coalitions and networks of API-LGBTQ and API allies across the country that affirm the dignity and spiritual wholeness of API-LGBTQ people of faith.

Black, African American, and Afrikan Diaspora

Coming Out Resources

Coming Out For African Americans
HRC provides a guide to handling the challenges of coming out for African Americans.

Education and Information
Communities

Pride & Promote
Pride & Promote brings together members of the Black same-gender loving (GSL) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of being Black and gay.

RedBone Press
RedBone Press publishes work celebrating the cultures of Black lesbians and gay men, and work that further promotes understanding between Black gays and lesbians and the Black mainstream.

Advocacy Organizations

National Black Justice Coalition
NBJC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The Center for Black Equality
Our mission is to promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility and self-determination.

Religious Resources

Christianity

Unity Fellowship Church Movement
We are the UFCM, a movement of churches across the U.S. whose primary work is to proclaim the sacredness of all life, focusing on empowering those who have been oppressed and made to feel excluded and ashamed.

New Beginnings Life Center
To connect people with God and to provide opportunities to build relationships while becoming followers of Christ.

Non-Denominational

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
The African American Roundtable at CLGS (AART) seeks the full inclusion of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in communities of faith and the mobilization of Black communities of faith in support of social justice for LGBT people.

Spirituality

Operation: Rebirth
Operation: Rebirth is the first website dedicated to ending the religious and spiritual abuse against Black gays and lesbians inflicted by Black churches. The website provides resources that assist Black gays and lesbians on reclaiming their religion and spirituality.

Latinx/Chicanx

Advocacy Organizations

Unid@s [Multilingual] The mission of Unid@s is to create a multi-issue approach for advocacy, education, and convening of and for our communities. Guided by economic justice, feminist, environmental, and pro-peace values, UNID@S joins a global effort to transform systems and policies to create a just and equitable world.

HONOR Fund [Bilingual] A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights and freedoms of the Latino LGBT community through leadership development, advocacy and public education.

Immigration Equality [Bilingual] A national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals . Immigration Equality provides legal aid and advocacy for LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and their families.

Communities

The Network/La Red [Bilingual] A survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, their work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. They strengthen communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

Asociación Internacional de Familias por la Diversidad Sexual (FDS) [Español] FDS is an organization that aims to maintain family unity. They fight for the safety and well-being of their gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members, giving them support in dealing with a hostile society. FDS promotes information and education as tools to eradicate hatred, prejudice, homophobia, and all forms of related discrimination.

Faith-Related Resources

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
To promote understanding, acceptance and affirmation of Latino/a LGBTQ persons and their families by transforming Latino/a faith fatih communities and the wider Latino/a community.

 

Sexuality

Bisexual / Pansexual / Fluid

Coming Out Resources
Education and Information

Advocates for Youth’s article
I Think I Might Be Bisexual, Now What Do I Do?

Bi/Pan/Fluid 101
Transcending Boundaries’ Introduction to Bisexuality, Pansexuality, & Related Identities.

Advocacy Organizations

The Bisexual Resource Center
The BRC is the oldest national bisexual organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.

BiNet USA
As America’s umbrella organization and voice for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and all other of us “somewhere in between” people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, “straight but not narrow” and questioing friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.

Asexual

Communities

The Asexuality and Visibility Network (AVEN)
This organization hosts the world’s largest online asexual community and has a large archive with resources on asexuality. They seek to create an open and honest discussion about asexuality between asexual and sexual people alike. Good site if new to asexuality and want to learn more.

Education Materials

Asexuality 101
Transcending Boundaries’ Guide to Asexuality

Terminology
Words and concepts often used in asexual communities

Apositive
This site was developed in order to break down new ground in talks related to asexuality and sexuality. They track the latest research regarding asexuality in the fields of biology and sociology by looking at the cultural implications of an asexual demographic. People of all orientations are welcome to join.

Love from the Asexual Underground Blog
A blog dedicated to giving the asexual perspective on love, sex, and romance and other topics.

Relationship Resources

How to Have Sex with an Asexual Person
An in-depth guide for how to safely approach sex with an asexual person, including both casual sex and sex in the context of a romantic relationship. As such it doesn’t focus on physical techniques, but more on setting up a good frame for such interactions to go as smoothly as possible.

Research

Asexuality Studies
This online forum provides sources and links to current research taking place on the subject of asexuality.

Asexual Exploration
A website made to promote academic studies on asexuality. It helps people find scholarly articles on research conducted and lists sources.

Intersex

Resources

Intersex Initiative
Intersex Initiative (IPDX) is a Portland, Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions. It was founded by Emi Koyama, a multi-issue social justice activist and former intern at Intersex Society of North America (2001-02).

Intersex Society of North America
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

Bodies Like Ours
Bodies Like Ours seeks to end the shame and secrecy that surrounds people born intersex and/or with atypical genitals through community forums and peer support.

Religion and Spirituality

Islam

Arabs for Tolerance
Arabs for Tolerance believes that paving the path for tolerance, understanding and mutual respect of Arabs who happen to be LGBT begins with education.

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity works to support, empower, and connect LGBTQ Muslims. They seek to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered in inclusion, justice, and equality.

Imaan
Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam.

Muslims for Progressive Values
MPV envisions a future where Islam is understood as a source of dignity, justice, compassion and love for all humanity and the world. We do this by creating opportunities for religious discourse, volunteer and community activities, and cultural events bringing together the arts, spirituality and social activism. MPV is a progressive Muslim voice on contemporary issues.

Queer Jihad
Queer Jihad is a online resource for LGBT identified Muslims in their struggle for acceptance.

Buddhism

Queer Dharma
Queer Dharma is a community of meditation practice and study founded and hosted by LGBTQ people [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer].

Judaism

Keshet Ga’avah
Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life.

Nehirim
Nehirim is a national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews, families, and allies, committed to a more just and inclusive world.

Eshel
Eshel’s mission is to create community and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual,  and transgender Jews and their families in Orthodox communities.

JQInternational.org
A Los Angeles-based organization whose mission including “creating community and advancing greater inclusion of LGBT Jews and Allies via identity building programs and services that embody Jewish values.”

The National Union of Jewish LGBT Students
An organization dedicated to building community for queer-identified Jewish college and university students in the US.

Temicha
A moderated support group for Orthodox parents of LGBT individuals.

Catholicism

DignityUSA – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Catholics
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.

Integrity
Intergrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Episcopalians and oour straight friends. Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites. However, edvocacy is only one facet of our ministry.

Adventism

Seventh-day Adventist Kinship
SDA Kinship is a diverse worldwide community of individuals who have participated in the Adventist community and have felt ostracized by church leaders, administrators, or members because of their sexual orientation or gender variation, their support for family or friends, or their convictions about equality and justice.

Baptist

Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
AWAB is made up of a growing number of member churches, affiliated organizations, and individuals willing to go on record as welcoming and affirming of all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. These organizations and individuals have joined together to adovcate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within Baptist communities of faith.

Rainbow Baptists
Rainbow Baptists is a website providing support, information and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer-identitied Baptists, their family and friends. This is an outreach ministry of AWAB.

Brethren and Mennonites

Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests
The mission of BMC is to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.

Christian Scientist

Emergence International
Emergence is a worldwide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends providing spiritual and educational support for lesbians, gay man, bisexuals and transgender individuals as they deal with homophobia and heterosexism.

Methodist

Affirmation – United Methodists
Affirmation is an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and queer people and our supporters. We are an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that challenges The United Methodist Church to be inclusive, and radically speaks out against injustice for LGBTQ people around the world.

Mormon

Affirmation
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from every background and situation, united in the shared experience of a spiritual and/or cultural heritage in the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Pentecostal

Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International
The RPI is a network of Pentecostal ministers, churches, and ministries which seeks by means of the full gospel of Jesus Christ to reconcile all repentant people to God without regard to race, gender, political persuasion, economic or educational status, sexual orientation, nationality, religious affiliation, or any other thing that divides.

Presbyterian

More Light Presbyterians
Following the risen Christ, and seeking to make the Church a true community of hospitality, the mission of More Light Presbyterians is to work for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.

Non-Denominational

The Gay Christian Network
GCN works to strengthen each individual’s relationship with God, first through helping people reconcile their faith and sexuality when necessary, but then moving beyond that to promote ongoing spiritual growth as they continue their walk with Christ. A person who is growing in Christ is better able to live out His light and love with others.

The Fellowship
The Fellowship is a coalition of Christian churches and ministries which recognize the need for networking, accountability, fellowship and resource faciilitation. The mission is to become a catalytic resources agent for the unity and support of churches and ministries who desire to celebrate and proclaim the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ.

Metropolitan Community Churches
Since its founding in 1968, MCC has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by 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.

UCC Coalition For LGBT Concerns
The UCC Coalition advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the UCC, and equips UCC congregations to become effective witnesses to Christ’s extravagant welcome.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Ministries (LGBTQ Ministries) is guided by the vision that someday we will be able to put ourselves out of business and that oppression against people of all ages, abilities, colors, and economic classes who are marginalized on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity–whether the oppression be overt or subtle–will be a thing of the past.