Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Justice

UUs march in the 2011 Pride Parade in Washington, DC

UUs march in the 2011 Pride Parade in Washington, DC

Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality. As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We create inclusive religious communities and work for LGBTQ justice and equity as a core part of who we are. All of who you are is sacred. Allof who you are is welcome.

What We Are Doing

  • Welcoming Congregations
    Our congregations engage in intentional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) welcoming ministry. Find a Welcoming Congregation near you or learn more about the Welcoming Congregation Program and how we are constantly deepening our practice of welcome.
  • UPLIFT: LGBTQ Ministries and Welcoming Congregations Blog and Newsletter
    This is the quarterly newsletter from the UUA's LGBTQ Ministries, sharing LGBTQ voices in Unitarian Universalism and beyond. UPLIFT is a platform for the UUA to highlight LGBTQ+ issues and concerns by featuring related programming, reflections, and content circulated in our quarterly blog and email newsletter.
  • UPLIFT  Trans/Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings

    We are beyond excited to announce a new UPLIFT monthly gathering focused on trans, nonbinary, and other not (completely or at all) cis UUs. Join us to connect with other trans/nonbinary UUs and co-create support and community across our faith. All you need to bring is yourself (and other trans/nonbinary friends, if you’d like)!

    • These gatherings are will focus on getting to know each other and on sharing our collective dreams, ideas, and talents for this space. Expansive definitions of trans, nonbinary, and UU all apply. If you are interested in this space, and you aren’t cisgender, it’s a space for you.

Worship, Learn, and Live Your Faith

  • Worship & Education

    • Pride: A collection of resources, including readings, meditations, and stories you can use for LGBTQ-focused worship services.
    • Identity 101: Learn more about sexual orientations and gender identities.
    • Print resources: LGBTQ-related pamphlets, flyers, guides, and other print resources.
    • Our Whole Lives (OWL) : A sexuality education program for the entire lifespan, inclusive of sexuality and gender diversity.
  • Stories


Effective justice ministry depends on partnership. UU partners for LGBTQ justice work, beyond the Unitarian Universalist Association, include UU State Action Networks, Side with Love, and Transgender Religious Professional UUs Together (TRUUsT). UUs also form interfaith partnerships, such as with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Lambda Legal, the National LGBTQ Taskforce, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The LGBTQ+ Ministries Fund

Your gifts help keep our LGBTQ Justice and Public Witness work active and vibrant, as well as deepening our Welcoming Congregations program.

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Watch the story of how the UU Church of Ogden, UT, started a center for LGBTQ youth.

LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
Youth with rainbow hat participating in Standing on the Side of Love, 2009 National Equality March in Washington, DC

Standing on the Side of Love at the 2009 National Equality March in Washington, DC

Authentic Selves Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families

By Peggy Gillespie

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

The 2024-2025 UUA Common Read Groundbreaking in its depictions of joy and community, Authentic Selves celebrates trans and nonbinary people and their families in stunning photographs and their own words. Foreword by Jazz and Jeanette Jennings.

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