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This insight is from Austen Hartke's talk with Gender Spectrum about his book, "Transforming: The Bible & The Lives of Transgender Christians." See the full conversation with Austen in the video below, watch more video interviews with Christian faith leaders in our YouTube video series, and find more resources on gender and Christianity following the video.

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How to Find a Welcoming Faith Community for Your Family

Because there are so many denominations within Christianity, finding a community that affirms transgender people can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, almost every denomination has a LGBTQ+ advocacy group that can help find a church near you. Read more to find the church or community that is right for you.

TRANSformative ChurchMetropolitan Community Church

Disciples LGBTQ+ AllianceChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Open and Affirming CoalitionUnited Church of Christ

ReconcilingWorksEvangelical Lutheran Church in America

More LightPresbyterian Church USA

Room for AllReformed Church in America

IntegrityEpiscopal Church

Reconciling Ministries NetworkUnited Methodist Church

Call to Action USACatholic

Dignity USACatholic

Fortunate FamiliesCatholic

New Ways MinistryCatholic

Association of Welcoming and Affirming BaptistsBaptist

Alliance of BaptistsBaptist

Accepting EvangelicalsEvangelical


The Fellowship– A group of Evangelical churches concerned with racial and LGBTQ+ equality

KinshipSeventh-Day Adventist

Supportive Communities NetworkMennonite

AxiosEastern Orthodox

AffirmationMormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer ConcernsQuaker (Society of Friends)

Welcoming CongregationsUnitarian Universalist

But what if you’re not too concerned about denominational affiliation? What if you’d just like to find the nearest trans-inclusive church to you? Then check out the Believe Out Loud “Find Your Community” map, and the Affirming Church Directory at Both maps allow you to search by city, state, or zip code, and to filter by denomination if you’d like to.

Online Churches and Communities

If you can’t get to church for a service, or if you’d be more comfortable checking out a community online first, there are quite a few trans-inclusive churches that stream their services on their website.

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church – San Francisco – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Cornerstone Metropolitan — Mobile, AL — Metropolitan Community Church

Gracepointe Church – Nashville, TN – Nondenominational

Madison Avenue Baptist Church – New York City – American Baptist Church

Marble Collegiate Church – New York City – Reformed Church in America

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church – Washington DC – Presbyterian Church USA

The Riverside Church – New York City – United Church of ChristAND American Baptist Church

Victory Church – Stone Mountain, GA – Nondenominational