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We Are an LGBTQ Welcoming and Inclusive Congregation

We are a congregation that welcomes all persons. We commit to taking intentional steps to welcome and include people with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. We pledge to create ever-widening circles of solidarity and mutual respect.

We made a congregational commitment to pursue a Unitarian Universalist Association sponsored course of consciousness raising and anti-oppression work. This was a long-term process that unfolded over a couple of years. The main activity of this Program was a series of workshops aimed at increasing our awareness in relationship to sexual minorities.

This workshop series found a prominent place in our busy church schedule with substantial attendance, through which we effected real change, person by person, within our Church. The Welcoming Congregation workshops were enriching and eye-opening experiences for all who participated.

Tapestry UU Church of Houston has continued its commitment to being a Welcoming Congregation, and on January 19, 2022, our church was again formally certified by the UUA: Tapestry’s Welcoming Congregation Certification Letter from the UUA. We intend to annually renew our Welcoming Congregation status by implementing The Five Practices of Welcome Renewal, as described in the UUA’s Welcoming Congregation Program.


Here are some great community resources:

  • For parents or guardians of youth: There is a weekly 2 pm Zoom Meeting hosted by PFLAG Houston (Instagram & Facebook & PFLAG Website). Members of the WCC Team are attending this meeting, and it's a wonderful safe space. Register in advance
  • Other local resources are from the Houston Montrose Center Hatch Youth: Hatch Youth and Saved By Hatch.
  • Lambda Legal’s lawyers have won precedent-setting civil rights cases on everything from marriage equality to expressions of gender identity to health care discrimination. Lambda Legal.
  • My Gay Houston: Houston's LGBT History
  • The Montrose Center empowers our community, primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives. http://www.montrosecenter.org/ 
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