LGBTQ Spirituality

Emory Dean of Religious Life, The Rev. Dr. Gregory W. McGonigle, presents the Rev Dr. Susan Henry Crowe “Keeping the Faith Award” to Mr. Maury Allums, OSRL Director of Music, for his work supporting LGBTQ+ people in communities of faith, March 30, 2023.


The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life works with partners on and off campus to advance Emory's diversity, equity and inclusion goals and commitments with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. We offer occasional programs in collaboration with Emory's Office of LGBT Life and others to support the queer community and those interested in LGBTQ studies, community, and activism. One annual collaboration is a vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Some of recent offerings are listed below, and those interested may also contact

The Reverend Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe Keeping the Faith Award

This award offered jointly each year by the Office of LGBT Life and OSRL honors an Emory student, faculty, staff member or organization for its work to build solidarity between the LGBTQ and spiritual communities. For more information please click here.

Sacred Worth 

Sacred Worth is organized to support the diverse expressions of human love and sexuality among all of God's children and is committed to acts of justice, education, conversation, and celebration with Candler, Emory University, and the larger community. Sacred Worth hopes to be a prophetic voice challenging institutional practices and personal attitudes that limit the diversity of human sexuality, and seeks to make the community a sager, more loving, and respectful place for all people. Sacred Worth welcomes all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual or gender orientation, age, or disability and works for the full recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, heterosexual and cisgender persons who feel called to lay or ordained ministry.

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Resources at Emory

Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Office of LGBT Life

For questions on how to get connected to queer spirituality resources, or talk to a chaplain, please contact The Rev. Greg McGonigle at

Emory OSRL chaplains and staff are always available to support the LGBTQ+ community and students interested in programming around LGBTQ+ religion and spirituality. To contact a chaplain, please click here