LGBTQ in the Church

In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth inspired a movement. A community of people whose lives were centered on Jesus Christ and committed to living the way of God’s unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial, and redemptive love. As Episcopalians, we believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves us all – no exceptions.

“Coming in that first night and having someone say out loud, ‘Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome at this table’ — that was overwhelmingly exactly what I needed to hear.”
Hear testimony from Leigh Foster, an attendee at The Crossing, a Boston church whose primary ministry is providing a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ folks.

History

Organizations

Presiding Bishop’s Pride Month statement honors LGBTQ Episcopalians

Celebrating a new name and affirming authentic identity for transgender Episcopalians

Liturgical Resources

Pauli Murray inspires new generation of “firebrand” Black, queer Episcopal leaders

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