LGBT-Friendly Parishes and Faith Communities

Parishes and faith communities included in this listing have made some public display of welcome for LGBT people.
On this, parishes are listed first, followed by intentional Eucharistic communities.
If you know of a parish or community that should be included, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.



Decatur: Annunciation of the Lord

Montgomery: St. Bede


Glendale: St. Thomas More

Mesa: St. Bridget

Tucson: Our Mother of Sorrows; Ss. Peter and Paul; St. Cyril of Alexandria; St. Odilla; St. Pius X, St. Thomas More Newman Center


Baldwin Park:  St. John the Baptist

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,  St. Anthony Claret

Goleta: St. Mark University Parish

Hawthorne: St. Joseph (Spanish)

Hayward: All Saints

        Huntington Beach:  Saints Simon and Jude

LaPuente: St. Martha

Lemon Grove: St. John of the Cross

Long Beach: Our Lady of RefugeSt. Matthew

Los Angeles: Blessed Sacrament; Christ the King; Mother of Good Counsel; St. Agatha; St. Anselm; St. 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

Palm Springs:  St. Theresa; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Our Lady of Solitude

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

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

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


Arvada: Spirit of Christ

Avon: St. Edward

Colorado Springs: Sacred Heart;  Our Lady of the Pines

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

Fort Collins: Blessed John XXIII

Genessee: St. Frances Cabrini Shrine

Highlands Ranch: Pax Christi

Lafayette: Immaculate Conception

Lakewood: St. Bernadette

Littleton: Light of the World; St. Francis Cabrini


Guilford: St. George’s

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

       New Haven:  St. Thomas More Chapel & Center


North Wilmington: Holy Child

Wilmington: St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Oratory

District of Columbia

Washington: Holy Trinity; St. Matthew Cathedral


Cocoa Beach: Our Savior

Daytona Beach: Our Lady of Lourdes

Flagler Beach: Santa Maria del Mar

Fort Lauderdale: Blessed SacramentSt. Anthony; St. Maurice

Key West:  Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea

St. Petersburg: Holy Cross

Tampa: Sacred Heart


Atlanta: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


Boise: St. Mary (English/Spanish)


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


Dyer: St. Maria Goretti

Evansville: St. Mary

Indianapolis: St. Thomas Aquinas


Coralville: St. Thomas More

        Des Moines:  Holy Trinity


Lexington: Historic St. Paul , St. Peter Claver

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


New Orleans: St. Augustine


Portland: Sacred Heart-St. Dominic

Saco: Most Holy Trinity


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


Amherst: Newman Catholic Center

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

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

East Longmeadow: St. Michael

        Medford: Catholic Community at Tufts University

Newton: St. Ignatius

Provincetown: St. Peter

Sharon: Our Lady of Sorrows

Springfield: Sacred Heart

        Whitinsville: St. Patrick


Ann Arbor: St. Mary’s Student Parish

Detroit: Christ the KingGesu Parish; St. Leo

        Livonia:  St. Edith

St. Ignace: St. Ignatius Loyola

Westland: Ss. Simon and Jude


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

        St. Paul:  St. Thomas More


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

St. Joseph: St. Francis Xavier

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


Billings: Holy Rosary; St. Pius X


Omaha: Holy Family; Sacred Heart, St. John Parish (Creighton University)


Las Vegas: Christ the King; Guardian Angel Cathedral

New Hampshire

Merrimack: St. John Neumann

Pelham: St. Patrick

New Jersey

 Clifton:  St. Philip

Hoboken:  Our Lady of Grace

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

       River Edge:  St. Peter the Apostle

South Plainfield: Sacred Heart

Tinton Falls: St. Anselm

      Turnersville: Sts. Peter and Paul

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Holy Family

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

Buffalo: St. Joseph University Parish

Deer Park: Ss. Cyril and Methodius

East Islip: St. Mary

Elmira: St. Mary

Fairport: Church of the Assumption

Henrietta: Good Shepherd

        Ithaca: St. Catherine of Siena

Manhattan: Blessed SacramentChurch 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

Schenectady:  St. Luke

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


Tulsa: St. Jerome


Akron: St. Bernard

Cincinnati: St. Monica-St. George; St. Robert Bellarmine; St. Francis de Sales

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

Columbus: St. Francis of Assisi;  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


Beaverton: Spirit of Grace

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


Danville: St. Joseph

        Latrobe: St. Vincent Basilica

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

Wilkinsburg: St. James

Rhode Island

Providence: St. Raymond

       Warwick: Sts. Rose & Clement

Wickford: St. Bernard


Memphis: St. Patrick,  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


Austin: University of Texas Catholic Center

Colleyville: Good Shepherd

Dallas: Holy Trinity

El Paso: All Saints

Houston: St. Anne; St. Teresa

Odessa: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

        Plano: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


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


Seattle: Christ Our HopeSt. Benedict; St. James Cathedral; St. Joseph; St. Mary’s

Spokane:  St. Aloysius

Tacoma: St. Leo


Fond du Lac: Holy Family

Madison: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Menomonee Falls: Good Shepherd

Milwaukee: St. Bernadette; Good ShepherdPrince of Peace; Trinity-Guadalupe ;  Our Lady of Lourdes

Wauwatosa: St. Pius X

Outside the U.S.


Montreal: Holy Cross

Montreal: L’Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre

Ottawa: St. Joseph

Toronto: Our Lady of Lourdes


Bristol: St. Nicholas of Tolentino; London: Church of the Immaculate Conception

Northern Ireland

Belfast: Clonard Monastery Parish

Eucharistic Communities


Scottsdale: Franciscan Renewal Center


Pleasanton: Catholic Community of Pleasanton

San Diego: Mary Magdalene Catholic Community

San Francisco:  Dignity/San Francisco

District of Columbia



Tampa: Franciscan Center


Coralville: Full Circle Small Faith Community


Baltimore, Annapolis, Thurmont: Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community

Greenbelt: Greenbelt Catholic Community

Relay: Catholic Community at Relay


Grand Rapids: Marywood

Kalamazoo: Lambda Catholics


Minneapolis: Spirit of St. Stephen’s Catholic Community


Dayton:  Living Beatitudes Community


Portland: Journey Koinonia Catholic Community


Drexel Hill: St. Mary Magdalene Community

Pittsburgh: Dignity/Pittsburgh


Arlington: NOVA Catholic Community


Lacey: Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community


Madison: Holy Wisdom Monastery

Wauwatosa: Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles

Outside the U.S.


Dublin:  Orlagh in the City


Seoul: Alpha Omega

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