Because Unitarian-Universalism honors and respects all people, creeds, and ways of life, the Association has long encouraged congregations and fellowships to welcome, affirm, and encourage people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer to participate at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming them as whole people.
Although we have not yet completed all the requirements for becoming an officially recognized Welcoming Congregation, we:

– 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 persons throughout all of 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.