For all

Always Our Children — United States Conference of Catholic Bishops initial (1997) statement about the pastoral care of gay, lesbian, trangender and bisexual individuals.

Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care — An updated (2006) statement on the ministry to persons with same-sex attraction.

God is On Your Side: A Statement from Catholic Bishops on Protecting LGBT Youth — LGBT+ inclusion statement from the Tyler Clementi Foundation, whose mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities, and signed by Bishop Alberto Rojas.

Outreach — A comprehensive LGBTQ Catholic resource, with news, views and resources in multiple languages.

The Trevor Project — A nonprofit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. In crisis? Call 866-488-7386.

Human Rights Campaign — National LGBT organization’s religion (including Catholic) and faith resources.

Gifted and Called —  A Catholic LGBT faith group based in Palm Springs. You can also call St. Theresa’s Church directly at 760-323-2669.

Riverside University Health System — MPX (monkeypox) has been spreading through the LGBTQ community, especially in the low desert. This site contains information about and resources concerning the virus.

Foothill AIDS Project — Claremont-based AIDS organization.

DAP Health — Palm Springs-based healthcare (including AIDS) organization.

For parents

Fortunate Families — A resource and networking ministry with Catholic parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children.

Listening Parents — Catholic parents of a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender daughter or son who have graciously volunteered to listen to and share their personal experience with other parents. Commission member Gloria Austin is a Listening Parent.


  • Fortunate Families by Mary Ellen Lopata
  • Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbian Women and Gay Men and Their Parents by Mary Borhek
  • Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church & the LGBT Community Can Enter into A Relationship of Respect, Compassion, & Sensitivity by Fr. James Martin, SJ
  • What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak
  • Setting the Table by James Schexnayder

Note:  The Diocese of San Bernardino is not responsible for the content of these sites. These links do not necessarily represent the position of the Diocese or a Diocesan endorsement of a particular site. These links are provided for the convenience of our visitors. If you find a link or posting on these pages that you consider inappropriate or if you would like to add a link, please send us your comments.


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