B-WARM is the local organization that works hand-in-hand with (1) the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and (2) Reconciling Ministries Network ( Reconciling Ministries Network ) who does advocacy within the greater United Methodist Church for toward full participation of GLBT persons within the life of the church.
Bet Mishpachah is a congregation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Jews and all who wish to participate in an inclusive, egalitarian, and mutually supportive community. Our membership is comprised of singles, couples, and families, and is open to everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
We are loving and welcoming spiritual community that celebrates diversity while embracing oneness. We have served the DC area for 28 years. Everyone is welcome at Celebration Center! We thrive on supporting one another as we open to individual uniqueness … individual greatness … the miracle and magic of Life!
We are a global community of inspired individuals caring for and about each other and the entire planetary family. Our community is affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living and welcomes you wherever you may be on your spiritual journey.
Church of the Pilgrims is a diverse congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), with a commitment to inclusiveness, hospitality and social justice. Children, youth and adults, singles, couples and families are all a valued part of our inter-generational community of faith. It is our hope that when someone walks through our doors, they can be themselves and experience God within a compassionate Christian community. We hope to meet individuals where they are at in their Christian f
The DC Radical Faeries is a community-based organization of men and women who explore queer spirituality. We promote an understanding of Earth-based religions and interfaith cooperation. We welcome all queer spirits, straight, gay, bi, trans, two-spirited or searching.
EMPOWERMENT LIBERATION CATHEDRAL
At Empowerment Liberation Cathedral we celebrate our church being a welcoming and affirming, radically inclusive, LGBTQIA celebrated congregation, where ALL of God’s children are welcomed. We create an atmosphere where all worshipers can experience the gift of God, and the joy of Jesus. Everyone is invited to experience our worship – no matter your gender, race, age, sexual orientation, identification, disability, or former faith background. All are affirmed and welcomed here! At Empowerment Liberation Cathedral our service is power packed with spirit-filled preaching and singing. It will be an experience your soul will always remember. Through liberation, teaching, and preaching, your daily life will be empowered. Bishop Allyson Abrams is the Pastor and Founder.
First Congregational United Church of Christ is in the heart of the city seeking, serving, and celebrating. Since 1865, First Church has been a spiritual home committed to inclusivity, social justice, and an extravagant welcome. Twenty-five years ago, the congregation was one of the first in the entire United Church of Christ denomination to become an Open and Affirming congregation ? celebrating the faith and gifts of LGBTQ folk in the full life and leadership of the church. Now, we are in a br
Friends Meeting of Washington (FMW) is a vibrant LGBTQ-friendly Quaker Meetinghouse located in Dupont Circle that encourages self-reflection and service to the community.
We welcome all spiritual seekers to join us for worship, fellowship and community service. Members of our community include individuals of many races, faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, ages and socio/economic backgrounds.
However, members coalesce around a shared set of values that influence what we do in our personal lives, what we believe, and changes we work for in the world. These values or testimonies include the promotion of peace, a commitment to all humanity, an understanding that love is a manifestation of God, and a belief that ”there is that of God in everyone”.
Our worship services are unprogrammed, meaning that we worship in the traditional Quaker way. We convene in silence, interrupted only if a worshiper feels divinely inspired to deliver a message intended for all.
Our community has celebrated same sex weddings and commitment ceremonies for decades. We welcome couples of all genders and orientations. A couple may seek to be married in the Quaker tradition under the care of the community and our spaces are also available to couples not affiliated with the community.
Finally, our spaces have been available for memorial services and celebrations of life since the early days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. In fact, we were one of the only houses of worship in Washington DC to welcome the family and friends of AIDS victims into our spaces at that time.