Pride Alliance: Sep 2021

This month the Pride Alliance invites you to celebrate the purple stripe of the Pride Flag.  This colour represents spirit.  Faith is an important part of many LGBT+ people’s lives.  However, the misconception that LGBT+ people cannot belong within faith communities has been deeply damaging.

Research by the LGBT+ charity Stonewall found a third of lesbian, gay and bi people of faith (32%) aren’t open with anyone in their faith community about their sexual orientation.  One in four trans people of faith (25%) aren’t open about who they are in their faith community.

Faith has this almost unparalleled ability to bring people from all walks of life together in the name of love. LGBT+ people of faith should feel respected and included in their faith communities, just as they need respect and acceptance in wider society.

There are lots of faith groups for LGBT+ people.  We have included their details below if you feel you need to reach out to them:

  • Diverse Church – Christian
  • Hidayah – Islam
  • House of Rainbow – BAME
  • Imaan – Islam
  • KeshetUK – Jewish
  • Open Table Network – Christian
  • Quest – Catholics
  • Rainbow Pagans UK – Pagan