The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community
Grounded in Faith, Open to All
Since its founding over 150 years ago, The Salvation Army has lived out its mission: To meet human needs in His name, without discrimination.
The People We Serve
Each year, thanks to generous donations, The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans - or one person every second - from a variety of backgrounds. People who come to us for assistance will be served according to their need and our capacity to help - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
The People We Hire
The Salvation Army embraces employees of many different faiths and orientations. Our hiring practices are open to all, and we adhere to all relevant employment laws, providing domestic partner benefits accordingly.
The People Who Support Us
Many people - including those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community - support us with time and financial resources because of a common cause and commitment: To serve people in need.
"I called (Harbor Light) and told them everything - that I was on a fixed income, disabled, transgendered and trying to get away from my ex. It wasn't even an hour later that they called back and said they'd hold a spot for me. I arrived with nothing but a hope to start my life over and a desire to be strong again. A year and a half later, I was back on my feet. Living there was drama-free and I was never disrespected. They started a community service bug in me that's kept me active to this very day."
- Jacquelynn Massengill, Salvation Army volunteer and former transitional housing resident
And we invite anyone to visit a Salvation Army center to see our service in action, helping people based on their need. Salvation Army service is all about a person's need, not their beliefs or background, not their orientation, just their need.
Questions? You are welcome to email our Director of Communications, Drew.Forster@use.salvationarmy.org.
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- A Place to Call Home
- Salvation Army Insists It's on Our Side — Really
- Transgender homeless finding more options in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
- Columbus Dispatch article on The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community
- Meeting the Need (Our Lives, Madison’s LGBT&XYZ Magazine)
- Salvation Army Provides Shelter to All People (The Kansas City Star)
- In the Spirit: Gay Man Recalls Kindness Shown by Salvation Army (Wisconsin State Journal)
- Setting the record straight on the Salvation Army (San Diego Gay & Lesbian News)
- The Salvation Army's Response to Australian Radio Interview
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