National Religious Leadership Roundtable

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National Religious Leadership Roundtable

The National Religious Leadership Roundtable (NRLR) is an interfaith network of leaders from pro-LGBT faith, spiritual and religious organizations. It brings together people of faith who support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.


At the 21st National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Joel Kushner and Task Force Institute for Welcoming Resources and faith work Director Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, celebrated the ten year anniversary of the National Religious Leadership Roundtable. Watch the video below and read the full text of the statement.



At the closing plenary of the 21st National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change, Roundtable representatives urged “mainstream LGBT organizations to prioritize work with faith communities and in all planning assure the presence of LGBT faith leaders with an equal and fully empowered seat at the table.” Watch the video below and read the full text of the statement.



See the NRLR in action at a press conference
supporting the freedom to marry!

What we do:

Established in 1997, we share resources, support one another and work in partnership with other social-justice-seeking groups to:

  • Amplify the voice of pro-LGBT faith organizations in public discourse. Listen to this interview with Roundtable member Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, in which she offers her insight into the legacy of Rev. Jerry Falwell.
  • Promote understanding of and respect for LGBT people within society at large and in communities of faith.
  • Promote understanding and respect within LGBT communities for a variety of faith paths and for religious liberty.
  • Achieve common goals that promote equality, spirituality and justice.

Get involved

Learn more about the National Religious Leadership Roundtable, or apply to join by e-mailing Rev. Rebecca Voelkel at rvoelkel@theTaskForce.org.

Media requests go to Pedro Julio Serrano, 646.358.1479, pjserrano@theTaskForce.org.