Faith has this almost unparalleled ability to bring people from all walks of life together in the name of love. LGBTQ people of faith need to be respected and included in their faith communities, just as they need respect and acceptance in wider society.
SC Equality’s Faith in Equality program was created as a provider of information and resource materials to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and their families who are seeking to overcome the stigma and misunderstanding that can negatively impact the emotional, psychological as well as spiritual well-being of both youth and those around them.
A young person growing up in America faces a world of possibilities. It should be a time of celebration, filled with hope and wonder. Unfortunately in some cases, a young gay person faces fear, challenges, obstacles and confusion. It shouldn’t be that way. But more often than not, being gay presents one or more of these difficulties.