Some of our involvement with the LGBTQ Community

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church is a Welcoming Congregation
The Welcoming Congregation Program is a volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities.

First launched in 1990, the program grew out of an understanding that widespread prejudices and ignorance about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people existed within Unitarian Universalism, which resulted in the exclusion of LGBTQ people from our congregations.

Today, 66% of U.S. Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and 94% of Canadian UU congregations are recognized as Welcoming Congregations. The program is supported by LGBTQ Ministries.

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Pride Parade

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All those yellow shirts! (TJ had over 30 participants) First Unitarian joined us for the march!

 

TJ Promotions Committee proudly announces its recent membership in FEVA, the Fair Event Vendor Alliance.

Fair Event Vendors Alliance™ aims to connect the LGBTQ community with Louisville and Southern Indiana area wedding and event professionals, who welcome them as clients and believe in their equality and fair treatment. FEVA also desires to promote the growth and professional development of that community of support in LFEVA logo - Fair Event Vendors Allianceouisville and Southern Indiana. On our website, you will find the section Directory which provides a listing by category of our members who offer a wide variety of goods and services from formal wear to venues..

http://www.fairvendors.org/