Learn what it means to be an ally in Kinship and what actions you can take to actively make a difference.
From the very beginning, SDA Kinship has welcomed support from friends and allies into our community. An “ally” is someone who supports LGBTQIA+ people and equality in its many forms, both publicly and privately. Heterosexual and cisgender people can be allies as well as those within the LGBTQIA+ community who support one another’s unique needs and struggles. The key qualities of an ally are a desire to learn and understand, to help LGBTQIA+ people feel supported and included, and to address barriers to fairness and justice for everyone.
How to Get Involved
Host a watch party for Seventh-Gay Adventists or Enough Room at the Table. Then discuss your insights and ideas within your immediate community.
Show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community by submitting a video here.
- 7 Ways to be a Christian Ally
- Relational Guide for LGBT+ Allies
- Someone to Talk To by Carrol Grady
The first open ally in the Seventh-day Adventist Church over 20 years ago when her son came out as gay and a beloved grandmotherly figure in the LGBT Adventist community, Carrol Grady has a whole series of articles just for Adventists discussing science, gay rights, same-sex marriage, what the Bible says and more. An excellent resource specially written for LGBTQIA+ Adventists and their families.
- Carrol Grady
- Daneen Akers and Stephen Eyer movies