Sat, November 3rd, 06:00 PM
07:00 PM

Welcoming Congregations: Inclusion for LGBTQ community

Room 803B
Religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We are out to change that. In the 1980s and 90s, when the word “welcoming” became a code word for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston created a program called Welcoming Congregations to learn how to undo homophobia—and later, transphobia (prejudice against transgender people)—in our hearts and minds, our congregations, and our communities. Today, most Unitarian Universalist congregations in the US and Canada are recognized as Welcoming Congregations.