Lutheran (ELCA)

Address: 308 West 46th St
10036
Denomination:
City: New York
State:
Church Website: http://stlukesnyc.org
Notes:

Located in the Theater District; many congregants are involved with the performing arts. Worship style is traditional; values are progressive. Very engaged with the local community. Operates a soup kitchen and a clothing bank. Reconciling in Christ (RIC); fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Roughly 45% of active members identify as LGBTQ+.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 304 Bond St
11231
Denomination:
City: Brooklyn
State:
Church Website: http://stlydias.org
Notes:

Located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Holds weekly dinner church and waffle church services. Fully LGBTQ+ welcoming and affirming. Pastor, associate minister, music minister, and community coordinator are female.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 1111 O’Farrell St
94109
Denomination:
City: San Francisco
State:
Notes:

Female senior pastor, has called partnered LGBTQ pastors. Located in urban San Francisco between Western Addition and Tenderloin. You’ll find other progressive Asian Americans on staff and in Sunday School!

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 4888 Heritage Parkway
55038
Denomination:
City: Hugo
State:
Notes:

New church plant; a ministry by St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in the St. Paul area. Co-founded by two male pastors and a female Asian American pastoral intern. Fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
City: New York
State:
Notes:

Network of progressive campus ministries across NYC. Partners with local Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. Students and non-students are welcome. Reconciling in Christ (RIC); fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Denomination:
City: Philadelphia
State:
Notes:

New church plant. Known as “a church without walls”. Especially reaches out to those who are experiencing homelessness.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
Address: 164 West 100th St
10025
Denomination:
City: New York
State:
Notes:

Services in English and Spanish. Reconciling in Christ (RIC); fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Operates the Trinity Place Shelter, a transitional homeless shelter for displaced LGBTQ+ youth.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Address: 66 Winthrop Street
02138
Denomination:
City: Cambridge
State:
Church Website: https://unilu.org/
Notes:

Located at Harvard Square. Offers a campus ministry. Reconciling in Christ (RIC); fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 3637 Chestnut St
19104
Denomination:
City: Philadelphia
State:
Notes:

Located in the University City area. Offers a campus ministry. Involved with several community service and social justice efforts. Reconciling in Christ (RIC); fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes
Address: 215 Elm Ave
07065
Denomination:
City: Rahway
State:
Notes:

Involved with several community building and social justice efforts. Fully LGBTQ+ welcoming and affirming.

Affirms women in leadership?: Yes
Involved in social justice issues?: Yes
LGBTQ+ affirming?: Yes