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We are a Welcoming Congregation

The term “Welcoming Congregation” has a special meaning in our congregational life. It means that our church has engaged in community conversations and education and voted together to be active and intentional about welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Our History of Support

Unitarian Universalism is very supportive of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender (BGLT) people and their families. We first took a stand to include people of a wide range of sexual orientation in 1970. We believe that our first principle, respecting “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” applies equally to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  Unitarian Universalism is one of the few religions that has ordained openly Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender people for decades.

In addition to welcoming BGLT people into our religious community, we also work to protect the civil and legal rights of BGLT people and families across the country. Unitarian Universalists have been at the forefront of the same-sex marriage debates, advocating for the right for each person to marry the partner of his or her choice.

“… the liberal religious tradition is affirmed every time another congregation commits itself to being a human place that affirms, welcomes and celebrates the presence of bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender persons.”
— Rev Keith Kron