Mission: Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International is a volunteer support organization that champions human rights for all people and has been affirming diversity within the Adventist community since 1976. We provide a safe spiritual and social community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex current and former Seventh-day Adventists around the world.
Target demographics: LGBTI and gender variant people, their families and friends, and allies who care about equality.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,700 people in more than 43 countries
Geographic areas served: North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
I found/joined SDA Kinship a few years ago when I was hurting from the treatment I recieved from the church when someone 'outed' me. I was getting more and more depressed and was looking for love and support as well as someway to connect who I was with my spirituality. I found that with SDA Kinship. After attending our first Kampmeeting, my wife told another member it was nice to have her wife back. And I am still 'back'. Thank you to Kinship members.
I am very thankful for this community and website that freely allows and accepts those struggling with their sexual orientation within the SDA church. It is a "safe haven" for LGBT members (some out and other nots) of the SDA church. If it wasn't for this wonderful organization, i would still be questioning my self-worth. Feel welcome without judgment.