Open Dialogue Resources was created by a group of Seventh-day Adventists committed to positive, healing, informed, authentic conversations in the church.
A Sanctuary for Conversation responds to the North American Division’s Statement on Human Sexuality, which states, “The vital and opportune role of the Adventist Church is to educate its members about sexuality and purity within the context of grace.”
Listening Deeply, Speaking Thoughfully About Gender & Sexual Identity PDF
People's views within the Christian community and elsewhere vary widely on gender and sexual identity. This document is offered as a guide to facilitate open dialogue that will lead to showing God's love and care for all people.
Terminology within the transgender community varies and has changed over time so we recognize the need to be sensitive to usage within particular communities.
LifeWorksis the youth development and mentoring program of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center. We offer one on one, peer, and group mentoring opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 12-24.