Resource Links

Other Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC’s):

MCC LA – West Hollywood, California.
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches – Denomination Site.

Support Groups:

APLA (AIDS ProjectLos Angeles) – AIDS Prevention Training
Colage – A national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more LGBTQ parents.
Gay by God – Gay Christian Resources.
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center  –  Our Local Gay and Lesbian Center
National Directory of Lesbian and Gay Community Centers – List of LGBTQ Community Centers.
Other Sheep – Multicultural Ministries with Sexual Minorities.
PFLAG – Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays.
The Pop Luck Club – Advancing the well being of gay prospective parents, gay parents and their children.
The Trevor Project – Operates the nation’s only 24/7 crisis & suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.
TransFaith – Connections for Transgendered Christians.

Education:

Hartford Institute of Religion – Homosexuality and Religion – Articles and research on the intersection of homosexuality and religion.
Religious Tolerance.org – Concern for the victims of religiously motivated hatred and oppression.
Taizé Community – A “parable of community” that wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry – Advancing the well-being of LGBTQ people.
The Center for Progressive Christianity – Progressive Church Networking.
Veriditas – Centers around the Labyrinth Experience as a personal practice for healing and growth, a tool for community building, an agent for global peace and a metaphor for life

Advocacy:

AFFA – A social justice organization achieving equality and acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Bread For The World – Urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
Canyon Walker Connections – Repairing the breach between the Church and the LGBTQ Christian Community.
Childhelp – A national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect, by focusing on prevention, intervention and treatment.
Equality California – Works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBTQ people.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – Promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network – Working to ensure safe and effective schools for all students.
Gender Justice L.A.  – Building a strong grassroots multi-racial coalition of Transgender people and allies to advocate for Transgender rights.
Gender Public Advocacy Coalition – Works to end discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes by changing public attitudes, educating elected officials and expanding legal rights.
Human Rights Campaign – Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights.
Interfaith Youth Core – Helps people of all faiths and traditions work together to promote the common good for all?
Lambda Legal – A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights LGBTQ people.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project – Fights discrimination and moves public opinion on LGBTQ rights through the courts, legislatures and public education.
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
National Transgender Advocacy Coalition – Works for the advancement of and the attainment of full civil rights for all transgendered, intersexed and gender variant people.
National Youth Advocacy Coalition – A social justice organization that advocates for and with LGBTQ Youth.
One  – A grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
Operation Advocate Impact  – Informal Advocacy Blog: Stories of how you can change the world one person at a time just by sharing the LGBTQ daily life.
Our Family Coalition – SF Bay Area group that promotes the equality and well-being of LGBTQ families with children.
SoulForce – Committed to freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people from religious and political oppression through relentless nonviolent resistance.
The Marriage Project – Promoting views of marriage that are more open, more just, and more inclusive of all citizens.
The Village Family Services – protecting children from abuse, preserving families and building a stronger safer community for all. Now with a new drop-in facility in North Hollywood serving at-risk; foster; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ); and homeless youth.
Transgender Law Center – Legal Assistance for the Transgender Community
Truth Wins Out   – A non-profit organization that fights “Ex-Gay” Myths, the anti-gay lies, and anti-gay religious extremism.

Other Links:

Freedom Rings at Lakeview Health Systems is a gay-friendly rehab program that has been designed just for the Gay Community, allowing you to detox safely and attend drug rehab in comfort. Alienation and discrimination have plagued the LGBT community, but Lakeview Health’s Gay Rehab Program can provide refuge from the judgment of others.
Other Resources for Gay Christians – Resource Links
Our Spirit – A Christian site for youth who struggle fitting the traditional straight model of sexuality.
Speak Out Against Prejudice Scholarship Program –  The Gay Dating Sites.Net Scholarship through Education Aid pays for expenses that students cannot afford, thus providing the financial support necessary to keep the students in school until graduation.
Mortgage Loan.com  A guide to help to explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take to getting a mortgage and establishing ownership of a home.

Local Businesses:

Booster Shot Marketing – Web Site Design and Social Media Marketing for your small business.
Coral Café – A family restaurant, serving American, European and Mexican cuisine. Open 24 hours.
Countessa’s Closet – Up-scale High fashion for the Transgender and Transsexual community.
Rebel Belle Weddings – The place to call when you want to have a little fun with your wedding.
The Bullet Bar – A “No Attitude” mans bar.
The Magnolia Grill – A neighborhood restaurant that provides a venue for folks to gather around a common table.
Turbo Graphics Copy Center – Color Copies, Large Format Posters, CD/DVD Duplication, Custom Tabs, Mounting & Laminating, Free Local Delivery.

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