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Disclaimers:

Friends of gAyCU, as a group, does not take a theological position on diverse sexualities, genders or relationships.

Friends of gAyCU is a friendship group; not a religious group. Members have diverse beliefs and experiences and are expected to respect the beliefs and experiences of other members that may be in tension with their own. Friends of gAyCU values and is enriched by its diversity and the dialogue and discussions that naturally ensue.

Resources and links are provided here for information and general interest. Links do not constitute endorsement or affiliation.

This list do not attempt to capture the complete teachings of any faith nor the diversity of beliefs that exist. Any person using these resources is encouraged to consult further texts and consult with appropriate religious and spiritual advisers and authorities.

This list may be added to over time. No commitment is made to adding more resources or updating the list. Use at own risk.

Catholic Resources

NB: No responsibility taken for non-Vatican resources compliance with the Magisterium. Use at own risk and consult appropriate religious authorities.

Resources from Christian and other religions

  • Changing Attitude Australia - Promoting Full Inclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People in the Life of the Anglican Church.
  • Freedom2b(e) - Freedom2b(e) is a place to assist LGBT people from Christian backgrounds to reconcile their faith and sexuality. Regular meetings and get togethers in Sydney and Melbourne. Active online forums.
  • Inclusive Orthodoxy - "Preaching Inclusion Teaching Orthodoxy"
  • The Gay Christian Network - Non-profit ministry supporting Christians worldwide who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual  or transgender (LGBT). Their mission "sharing Christs light and love for all" is carried out in 5 primary directions, to impact individuals, families, communities, churches and the world. Videos, podcasts and other resources.
  • Soulforce - "'Soul force' is one of the names Gandhi (and later Dr. King) gave to the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance. Both civil rights leaders believed that we were created to do justice and that when we take one step in that direction it renews our spirit (releases our own "soul force") as it helps transform our society.
  • Truth Wins Out - Fighting Anti-Gay Lies and the Ex-Gay Myth
  • Christian Gays
  • This website is dedicated to the premise that: "God loved the world so much, that Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, was freely given, that WHOSOEVER believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."   John 3:16
  • SisterFriends Together - "An online GLBTQ women's community dedicated to sharing our lives and faith in a place of grace"
  • Bridges Across the Divide - "A cyberspace initiative providing models and resources for building respectful relationships among those who disagree about  moral issues surrounding  homosexuality, bisexuality and gender variance."
  • Religious Institute - "Faithful Voices on Sexuality and Religion"
  • The Epistle - "A Web Magazine for Christian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People"
  • Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse
  • Gay and Christian
  • Hope Remains
  • Gay Christian 101

Bible verses and other quotes to reflect on

"Make no reserves with God. Reject no-one. You never know what grace can do."  Blessed Mary Mackillop, 1871.

Romans 2:1 "Therefore you have no excuse, O man, whoever you are, when you judge another; for in passing judgment upon him you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things."

Hebrews 10:33 "Sometimes you were exposed to public ridicule and were beaten, and sometimes you stood side by side with those being treated that way, sharing in their suffering."

James 4:17 "He who knows to do right and does it not, to him it is sin."


"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart."  Jer. 1:5a

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart."    Jer.29:11-13

"God loved the world so much, that Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, was freely given, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."   John 3:16

"Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

"The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'

"'An enemy did this,' he replied.

"The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'

"'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.' "    Matt 13:24 - 30


"Let love be your only debt! If you love others, you have done all that the Law demands. In the Law there are many commands, such as, "Be faithful in marriage. Do not murder. Do not steal. Do not want what belongs to others." But all of these are summed up in the command that says," Love others as much as you love yourself." No one who loves others will harm them. So love is all that the Law demands."    Rom 13:8-10

"If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."    1 Cor 13:1-2

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