LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation

UUCT is a Welcoming Congregation, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. We want to change that.

We continue to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are full members of UUCT. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.

As a Welcoming Congregation we’ve pledged to:

  • Honor the lives of all people and equally affirm displays of caring and affection without regard for sexual orientation.
  • Celebrate diversity by using inclusive language and content in worship.
  • Incorporate an understanding of the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people throughout all our programs, including religious education.
  • Affirm and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues and history.
  • Affirm marriage equality and conduct same-sex weddings.
  • Advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, promoting justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society. We speak out when the rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are at stake.

We recognize that in a hetero/cis-normative world, there’s always something more to learn. UUCT remains committed to informing, educating, and holding ourselves accountable to radical inclusion and transformation.