Beloved Arise exists to celebrate and empower queer youth of faith. Queer youth of faith are some of the most vulnerable members of the LBTQ+ community. As a society become more inclusive of sexual minorities, more young people than ever are identifying as LGBTQ+. But for those in faith communities, fully accepting one’s queer identity continues to be difficult, if not dangerous. In this type of world that tells queer youth of faith to change or hide in shame, we boldly say that they are beautiful, beloved, and worth celebrating!