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Central East Regional Group

  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    "Trans people have a wide range of gender identities and a wide range of ways of adapting, and being unable or unwilling to adapt, to a world that doesn’t often accept us. We come in the full range of human differences which impact how others respond to our transness."
  • By Alex Kapitan
    Is your congregation ready to take your welcome to the next level?...

United Nations Office: Your voice at the United Nations, the Unitarian Universalist Association's United Nations Office (UU-UNO) is engaged in international advocacy work at the UN based on Unitarian Universalist values.

  • Close to 80 nations on our planet criminalize same sex relations. Eight of these apply the death penalty for homosexual acts. With...
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Human Rights at the United Nations Guided by our principles, Unitarian Universalists are...
  • Download the LGBT Global Action Guide (PDF, 56 pages) , created for you by the staff of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (...

Uplift: Uplifting LGBTQ+ Experience Within and Beyond Unitarian Universalism

  • By Michael J. Crumpler
    A new approach to Welcome Renewal has come! To learn how to begin the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal at your congregation, please attend one (or more) of our monthly orientations.
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    Our Unitarian Universalist faith affirms that no person’s identity is dictated by laws and legislation. In accordance with our First Principle, transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and ALL persons possess inherent worth and dignity, which includes the right to define who we are.
  • By Michael J. Crumpler
    A new approach to Welcome Renewal has come! To learn how to begin the Five Practices of Welcome Renewal at your congregation, please attend one (or more) of our monthly orientations.
  • By J Mase III
    As Black trans people, we are a community often the target of criminalization, homelessness, murder and joblessness. As #BlackTransMagick, we ask ourselves “how do we protect our spirits and those of our loved ones who face so much trauma?”
  • By George Grattan
    Where do I go from here? I don’t know. Like Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in the tragic bisexual romance Brokeback Mountain, I feel a binding love for something that might be damaging to me and that I may never really be able to be happy with; I just don’t know how to quit the Catholic Church. There’s a kind of spiritual agony in this.
  • By Michael J. Crumpler
    BSA Jamboree leadership challenged the values of the UUA, UCC and SFE while they were hosting the Friendly Cafe at the 2017 National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree.
  • The word “Welcome” comes from the Old English and means “one whose coming is pleasant.” I love that we begin with a welcome because as Unitarian Universalists, “welcome” connects us to our 7 principles. In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.

UU Voices: Stories from the Movement

  • By Lauren Walleser
    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, a time when cities across the U.S. celebrate and affirm the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities with pride festivals and parades of all varieties. Since last year’s victory for nationwide marriage...

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