Working for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Church of Canada and in society. Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is a justice-oriented organization of people in The United Church of Canada. Membership is open to all those who support our work, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. We draw our vision from our faith tradition: Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble is a voice and a support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We draw strength and hope from biblical stories of liberation; from the prophetic call to live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God; and from Jesus’ witness to God’s inclusive love.
We Are Affirmation
- Affirmation supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live healthy and productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage.
- We provide a loving, inclusive community for all LGBTQ/SSA people, and those who love them, regardless of how they identify in their sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith.
- We encourage spirituality and empower LGBTQ/SSA Mormons to make valuable contributions within and outside of the Church.
- We organize local gatherings and international conferences, provide informational resources, and work for dialogue within the Church.
The mission of BMC is to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.
The Welcoming Congregation program was developed for Unitarian Universalist congregations wanting to become more inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people.
Welcoming Congregations are those which have completed a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) program and have passed a congregational vote to affirm that they welcome the membership and active participation of the LGBTQ community.
Dignity Canada Dignité is Canada's organization of Roman Catholics who are concerned about our church's sexual theology, particularly as it pertains to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. We work in collaboration with other Catholic organizations seeking reform in our church's leadership and teachings. Membership is open to all who share our concerns.
No matter your reason for visiting-whether you’ve got questions about your own sexuality, you’re trying to be a safe person for a friend, are a part of a community wanting to be a safe space for LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) people, or if you’re wanting to support us financially – thank you for taking the time to visit and find out more about us.
We are the progressing Christian church. We are open to every person. Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome here. We are progressing, together.
How do you reconcile Christianity with an LGBTQ identity? Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters.
transACTION: A Transgender Curriculum For Churches and Religious Institutions by Barbara Satin and the Institute for Welcoming Resources/NGLTF is an interactive curriculum. The curriculum is FREE and available for immediate download as a PDF, including a leader's guide.
This group is a place for trans people, their family, friends, and allies, to ask questions, discuss issues, and share resources aimed at encouraging the participation and ministry of trans and gender fluid people in the life of The United Church of Canada.