LGBT-Friendly Parishes and Faith Communities

Parishes and faith communities included in this listing have made some public display of welcome for LGBT people.
If you know of a parish that should be included, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

U.S. Parishes

Alabama

Decatur: Annunciation of the Lord

Montgomery: St. Bede

Arizona

Chandler: St. Andrew the Apostle

Glendale: St. Thomas More

Mesa: St. Bridget

Phoenix: St. Matthew

Scottsdale: St. Patrick

Tucson: Our Mother of Sorrows; Ss. Peter and Paul; St. Cyril of Alexandria; St. Odilla; St. Pius X

California

Berkeley: Holy Spirit Parish

Burney: St. Francis of Assisi

Carlesbad: St. Patrick

Camarillo: Padre Serra Parish

Claremont: Our Lady of the Assumption

El Cajon: St. Luke

Encino: Our Lady of Grace

Escondido: St. Timothy

Fremont: St. Joseph-Mission San Jose

Fresno: St. Paul Newman Center

Goleta: St. Mark University Parish

Hawthorne: St. Joseph (Spanish)

Hayward: All Saints

LaPuente: St. Martha

Lemon Grove: St. John of the Cross

Long Beach: St. Matthew

Los Angeles: Blessed Sacrament; Christ the King; Mother of Good Counsel; St. AgathaSt. Camillus Center-LA USC Medical Center (Spanish); St. Paul the Apostle

North Hollywood: St. Jane Frances de Chantal; St. Patrick

Oakland: Our Lady of LourdesSt. Columba; St. Jarlath

Oceanside: St. Thomas More

Orange: Holy Family Cathedral

Pasadena: Assumption of the B.V.M.

Redondo Beach: St. Lawrence Martyr

Redwood City: St. Matthias

Ross: St. Anselm

Sacramento: St. Francis of Assisi

San Carlos: St. Charles

San Diego: Ascension; St. John the Evangelist; St. Jude Shrine; Catholic Community of UC, San Diego

San Dimas: Holy Name of Mary

San Francisco: Most Holy Redeemer; Old St. Mary’s Cathedral; St. Agnes; St. DominicSt. Ignatius; St. Teresa of Avila

San Jose: St. Julie Billiart; St. Martin of Tours (Emmaus Community)

San Luis Obispo: Old Mission of San Luis Obispo

San Ramon: St. Joan of Arc

San Raphael: Church of San Raphael & Mission San Rafael Archangel

Santa Barbara: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Santa Clare: GALA

Santa Cruz: Holy Cross

Santa Monica: St. Monica

Simi Valley: St. Rose of Lima

Spring Valley: Santa Sophia

South Pasadena: Holy Family

Stanford: Catholic Community of Stanford University

Valinda: St. Martha

Vernon: Holy Angels Church of the Deaf

Walnut Creek: St. John Vianney

West Hollywod: St. Ambrose; St. Victor

Whittier: St. Mary of the Assumption

Colorado

Arvada: Spirit of Christ

Avon: St. Edward

Colorado Springs: Sacred Heart

Denver: Christ the King; Mount Carmel; St. Dominic

Fort Collins: Blessed John XXIII

Genessee: St. Frances Cabrini Shrine

Highlands Ranch: Pax Christi

Lafayette: Immaculate Conception

Littleton: Light of the World; St. Francis Cabrini

Connecticut

Guilford: St. George’s

Hartford: Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center; St. Patrick-St. Anthony

Delaware

North Wilmington: Holy Child

Wilmington: St. Joseph

District of Columbia

Washington: Holy Trinity; St. Matthew Cathedral

Florida

Cocoa Beach: Our Savior

Daytona Beach: Our Lady of Lourdes

Flagler Beach: Santa Maria del Mar

Fort Lauderdale: St. Anthony; St. Maurice

Kissimmee: Holy Redeemer

St. Petersburg: Holy Cross

Tampa: Sacred Heart; Christ the King

Georgia

Atlanta: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Idaho

Boise: St. Mary (English/Spanish)

Illinois

Berwyn: St. Mary of the Celle

Chicago: Immaculate Conception; Old St. Patrick; Our Lady of Lourdes; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; St. Clement; St. Gertrude; St. Gregory; St. Peter; St. Sylvester (Spanish); St. Teresa of Avila; St. Thomas the Apostle

Clarendon Hills: Notre Dame

Country Club Hills: St. Emeric

Evanston: St. Nicholas

Inverness: Holy Family

Johnston City: St. Paul

Morton Grove: St. Martha

Oak Park: Ascension; St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy; St. Giles

Schaumburg: St. Marcelline

Indiana

Dyer: St. Maria Goretti

Evansville: St. Mary

Indianapolis: St. Thomas Aquinas

Iowa

Coralville: St. Thomas More

Kentucky

Lexington: Historic St. Paul

Louisville: Cathedral of the Assumption; Epiphany; St. William

Louisiana

New Orleans: St. Augustine

Maine

Portland: Sacred Heart-St. Dominic

Saco: Most Holy Trinity

Maryland

Baltimore: Corpus Christi; St. Francis of Assisi; St. Ignatius; St. Matthew; St. Vincent de Paul

Columbia: St. John the Evangelist

Gaithersburg: St. Rose of Lima

Hagerstown: St. Ann

Severn: St. Bernadette

Massachusetts

Boston: Paulist Center; St. Anthony Shrine; St. Cecilia

Buzzard’s Bay: St. Margaret’s and St. Mary’s

East Longmeadow: St. Michael

Newton: St. Ignatius

Provincetown: St. Peter

Sharon: Our Lady of Sorrows

Springfield: Sacred Heart

Michigan

Ann Arbor: St. Mary’s Student Parish

Detroit: Christ the KingGesu Parish; St. Leo

St. Ignace: St. Ignatius Loyola

Westland: Ss. Simon and Jude

Minnesota

Minneapolis: St. Francis Cabrini; St. Joan of Arc

Missouri

Kansas City: Guardian Angels; Holy Family; St. James

St. Joseph: St. Francis Xavier

St. Louis: St. Cronan; St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Pius V

Montana

Billings: Holy Rosary; St. Pius X

Nebraska

Omaha: Holy Family; Sacred Heart

Nevada

Las Vegas: Christ the King; Guardian Angel Cathedral

New Hampshire

Merrimack: St. John Neumann

Pelham: St. Patrick

New Jersey

Keyport: St. Joseph

Lawrenceville: St. Ann

Long Beach Island: St. Francis of Assisi

Maplewood: St. Joseph

Monmouth: Church of the Precious Blood

Pompton Lakes: St. Mary

South Plainfield: Sacred Heart

Tinton Falls: St. Anselm

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Holy Family; Shrine of St. Bernadette

Espanola: Sacred Heart of Jesus

New York

Albany: St. Vincent DePaul

Baldwinsville: St. Augustine

Bellmore: St. Barnabas the Apostle

Bellport: Mary Immaculate

Binghamton: St. Francis of Assisi

Brooklyn: Immaculate Heart of Mary; St. Andrew the Apostle; St. Athanasius; St. Augustine; St. Boniface

Deer Park: Ss. Cyril and Methodius

East Islip: St. Mary

Elmira: St. Mary

Fairport: Church of the Assumption

Henrietta: Good Shepherd

Manhattan: Church of the Ascension; Holy Name of Jesus; St. Francis de Sales; St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis Xavier; St. Ignatius Loyola; St. Paul the Apostle

Pittsford: Church of the Transfiguration

Rochester: Blessed Sacrament; St. Mary (Downtown); St. Monica

Saratoga Springs: St. Peter

Sherrill: St. Helena

Syracuse: All Saints; St. Lucy

Utica: Historic Old St. John’s; Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Vernon: Holy Family

Wading River: St. John the Baptist

Wantaugh: St. Frances de Chantal

West Islip: Our Lady of Lourdes

Westbury: St. Brigid

North Carolina

Charlotte: St. Peter

Durham: Immaculate Conception

Fayetteville: St. Patrick

Raleigh: St. Francis of Assisi

Ohio

Akron: St. Bernard

Cincinnati: St. Monica-St. George; St. Robert Bellarmine

Cleveland: Blessed Trinity; St. Malachi; St. Martha

Columbus: St. Thomas More Newman Center

Fairlawn: St. Hilary

Mentor: St. John Vianney

University Heights: Church of the Gesu

Westlake: St. Ladislas

Willoughby Hills: St. Noel

Wooster: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

Oregon

Beaverton: Mission of the Atonement

Portland: Downtown Chapel (St. Vincent DePaul); St. Andrew; St. Francis of Assisi; St. Phillip Neri

Pennsylvania

Danville: St. Joseph

Philadelphia: Old St. Joseph; Old St. Mary; St. John the Evangelist; St. Vincent de Paul

Wilkinsburg: St. James

Rhode Island

Providence: St. Raymond

Wickford: St. Bernard

Tennessee

Memphis: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Texas

Colleyville: Good Shepherd

Dallas: Holy Trinity

El Paso: All Saints

Houston: St. Anne; St. Teresa

Odessa: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Virginia

Arlington: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Glen Allen: St. Michael the Archangel

Mechanicsville: Church of the Redeemer

Richmond: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart; Sacred Heart Parish

Roanoke: St. Gerard

Triangle: St. Francis

Virginia Beach: St. Nicholas

Washington

Seattle: Christ Our HopePrince of Peace Newman Center; St. Benedict; St. James Cathedral; St. Joseph

Tacoma: St. Leo

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac: Holy Family

Madison: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Menomonee Falls: Good Shepherd

Milwaukee: Prince of Peace; Trinity-Guadalupe

Wauwatosa: St. Pius X

Canada

Montreal: Holy Cross

Ottawa: St. Joseph

Toronto: Our Lady of Lourdes

England

London: Church of the Immaculate Conception

U.S. Eucharistic Communities

Arizona

Scottsdale: Franciscan Renewal Center

California

Orange: Koinonia

Pleasanton: Catholic Community of Pleasanton

San Diego: Mary Magdalene Catholic Community

District of Columbia

Communitas

Florida

Tampa: Franciscan Center

Iowa

Coralville: Full Circle Small Faith Community

Maryland

Baltimore, Annapolis, Thurmont: Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community

Greenbelt: Greenbelt Catholic Community

Relay: Catholic Community at Relay

Michigan

Grand Rapids: Marywood

Kalamazoo: Lambda Catholics

Minnesota

Minneapolis: Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community

Oregon

Portland: Journey Koinonia Catholic Community

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh: Dignity/Pittsburgh

Virginia

Arlington: NOVA Catholic Community

Washington

Lacey: Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community

Wisconsin

Madison: Holy Wisdom Monastery

Wauwatosa: Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles

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