We often forget that just as there are many relgious groups that are virulently anti-equality, there are other religious organizations that support the right of all people to be included on an equal footing in all aspects of daily life.
The Religious Institute is an umbrella group that has made LGBT equality an integral component of their mission.
Here's what they say in part:
"The courageous witness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, along with a growing body of social and scientific research, inspire us to affirm sexual and gender diversity as a blessed part of life. Religious leaders must help to create a new understanding of sexual and gender diversity, and to promote full equality of LGBT persons in all areas of religious and public life."
And, also, in an open letter to religious leaders on sexual and gender diversity:
“Heterosexism devalues gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people just as sexism and male privilege devalue women."
Please take a moment to check out some of the various links on their site. Here are a few I found interesting.
Note that the title in the last says "sexuality", not "sex" education. This group has some interesting ideas that might surprise you. For one they *do not* advocate "sexual abstinence" ~ Programs that teach abstinence exclusively and withhold information about pregnancy, contraception and disease prevention fail our young people.
Yeah, I know some might say this is a no-no, but please don't dismiss this group outright.