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.
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
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