The Silver Spring Cooperative Parish believes that having open hearts, open minds and open doors means we are called to share God?s welcome with all people. We are a community where believers, seekers and doubters of every race, ethnicity, age, ability, socioeconomic status, gender identity and sexual orientation are valued as beloved children of God. We believe that Jesus taught of God?s love and acceptance for all, which we seek to embody through our actions, prayers, service, witness and disc
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.
Inner Light Ministries Inner Light Ministries is an interfaith non-denominational organization formed in 1993 under the direction of Bishop Kwabena Rainey Cheeks, D.D. We are a Christ centered community. We come together to celebrate love of Christ for all people. We know through the power of love that we can change our lives and our communities.
Riverside Baptist Church is a Christ-centered, interracial and inclusive community of faith.
Our one law is love of God and neighbor. We are not concerned about your signing off on a creed. There have always been persons who believed correctly but acted unjustly. Justice matters. So we celebrate gender equality, inclusion of all persons no matter their sexual orientation, and racial diversity. We draw the circle of God’s love large. You’re included. Ready to worship in a refuge of peace? Christ is the center here. No one more and nothing less.
Washington National Cathedral is committed to full equality for LGBT people everywhere. We fully welcome and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as active members of our community, and we are proud to be part of the Episcopal Church in which all aspects of ministry?ordained and lay?is open to people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Cathedral also advocates for the rights and freedoms of LGBT people in faith communities and in society.
GaySpirits is a day and a half retreat designed to explore the spiritual lives of gay men. Since many gay men are turned away by their spiritual traditions they often reject all religion. The GaySpirits weekend, in a non-threatening gay-positive setting, examines gay men’s self image, shame, and guilt.
As the GLBT portal of the 16th Street J, The Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach and Engagement (GLOE) engages metropolitan Washington?s GLBT Jewish community by sponsoring original programming and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment at the Washington DCJCC.
The mission of Temple Sinai is to be a center for those who seek to develop and enhance their Jewish identity through worship of God, ritual life, education, social action, concern for Israel and communal involvement with an emphasis on the enduring Jewish values expressed by the Reform movement.