Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer – Together in Unity
All People Are Created With Sacred Worth: Unity LGBTQ Pride
Each of us is created with sacred worth. No one exists outside the heart of God.
In Unity, we believe God is absolute good. And because all people exist within and as part of this divine energy, each of us is also inherently good.
The Unity movement is open and welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation. We invite you to read our formal (yet ever-evolving) statement of diversity and inclusion.
As Rev. Pat Williamson says:
Unity truly believes in, and honors, inclusivity. Because it’s important here, people are willing to step in and make efforts to continue to welcome all people and to reach out to the LGBTQ community. We have as many straight people involved as we do LGBTQ. I’m thrilled about that. It says to me we walk our talk.
LGBTQ in Ministries
Unity not only welcomes LGBTQ members and visitors in its centers but happily ordains LGBTQ ministers and credentials lay people as licensed Unity teachers. Start on the path of spiritual discovery with workshops through Spiritual Explorers, or find out more about Unity teaching and ministry from Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute.
Families, Marriage, and Unity
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Unity has a long history of performing commitment ceremonies, supported marriage equality, and immediately began performing legal ceremonies when marriage equality passed.
You will see every beautiful kind of family at our centers, events, and spaces. Individual centers and ministers are free to perform marriage ceremonies for any couple. Some couples have chosen Unity Village, the world headquarters of the Unity movement near Kansas City, Missouri, as their wedding venue.
Resources for Ministries
Unity World Headquarters continually provides resources for our ministries to support outreach in the community, individuals in need, and the congregation at large in ongoing conversations about social justice, gender transitioning, family support, recovery, and more. For weekly individual resources, you may receive emails.