Buddhism & Queerness

So you’re queer, and you’re Buddhist too - can they exist together? The simple answer is yes, they can. 

Read a story from someone who's queer & Buddhist, or explore websites and pages that share stories and host events.

Can i be queer and buddhist?

written by Munisha (she/her)

 I encountered Triratna when I was 29 and was so happy to hear about Buddhism’s clear path of training in meditation and ethics, leading to wisdom – and to meet so many other LGBT Buddhists.

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Rainbow Sangha Network

We connect Queer/LGBT+ Buddhists, friends and allies (in Europe and beyond) and want to share news & information about Buddhism and LGBT+ to interested people.

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GBTQ Meditation Drop in (Brighton)

A safe non-judgmental space at the Brighton Buddhist Centre for Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer + men to come together to practice meditation and explore the practice of Buddhism

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Bodhi Tree Brighton

A welcoming space in which to share meditation practice and explore teachings from different traditions

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Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhists

The Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhist Group is for gender diverse people and their allies, within the Triratna Buddhist Community. It's open to anyone in the TBC who identifies or experiences themselves as intersex, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, genderless, gender-questioning or gender-curious.

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Meditation for LGBTQ women (W. London)

LGBTQ women meditation is a peer-run space for LGBT/queer Buddhists and meditators to connect and share our practice together, centring on the experience of women, trans and non-binary people.

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Lesbian Buddhist e-Sangha

An on-line Sangha for lesbian, bisexual and transgender Buddhists. This eSangha is especially intended for those who, due to health, location or other reasons, are not able to participate in a face-to-face Sangha.