Resources for accompaniment with the LGBTQIA+ community


Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31, 2023

A video to support the transgender community, by Bishop Kevin Strickland (Southeastern Synod - ELCA)

and Bishop Brenda Bos (Southwest California Synod - ELCA)

Reconciling in Christ

Want to be a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation?  Click the button below to learn more and find wonderful resources.


Pride Month Resources

Check out these pride month videos from those connected to the Southeastern Synod, as well as a recording of a Panel Discussion from June 2021.



2021 GLAAD Spirit Day video message:

HIV / AIDS Support
Synod Resources
Virtual Pride information
ELCA Resources
Online Resources
  • Reconciling Works -
    • ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation advocates for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.
  • The Oasis Center -
    • Oasis offers a broad spectrum of programs to help young people find their strengths, use their skills, and break down the barriers that keep them from success.
  • Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries -
    • Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries affirms and supports LGBTQIA+ Lutheran rostered leaders and those preparing for rostered leadership while engaging allied congregations and ministries to proclaim God’s love and seek justice for all.
  • The Naming Project -
    • The mission of The Naming Project is to create places of safety for youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities where faith is shared and healthy life-giving community is modeled.
    • The goal of The Naming Project is to provide a safe and sacred space where youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities are named and claimed by a loving God; can explore and share faith; experience healthy and life-giving community; reach out to others; and advocate for systemic change in church and society.