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First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany


The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. It consists of a series of workshops developed by the UUA. The goal of the workshops is to reduce prejudice by increasing understanding and acceptance among people of different sexual orientations. Some of the workshop titles include: How Homophobia Hurts Heterosexuals; Connections to Other Forms of Oppression; Gender Socialization and Homophobia; and Biblical Perspectives on Homosexuality.

We are among the many Unitarian Universalist congregations that have voted to welcome and celebrate the presence and participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. We also strive to welcome persons of any race, age, ability, or economic circumstances to full participation in our community life, programs, and ministry. This Unitarian Universalist Community welcomes and celebrates the presence and participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.

More information on what it means to be a Welcoming Congregation can be found on the UUA’s Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns website.

Source of above info: © 2005 – – 2006 First Parish Needham Unitarian Universalist