First Unitarian Church of Portland has a long and eventful history of providing a safe and welcoming home to the LGBTQ community. Including the 1992 response to Ballot Measure 9 to criminalize homosexuality, wherein the church was declared a “hate-free zone.” In March, 2004, dozens of same-gender couples were married in the sanctuary when Multnomah County legalized gay marriage. As stated in its first guiding principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association, “We covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.”
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UUA Welcoming Congregation
--We are inclusive and expressive of the concerns of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming not only their presence but the unique gifts and particularities of their lives as well.
--We do not assume anyone’s affectional/sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Vocabulary of worship reflects this perception; worship celebrates diversity by inclusivity of language and content.
--We offer congregational and ministerial support for services of union and memorial services for persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and celebrations of evolving definitions of family.
--We seek to nurture ongoing dialogue between people of different affectional/sexual orientations and gender identifications, and to create deeper trust and sharing.
--As an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, we attend to legislative developments and work to promote justice, freedom, and equality in the larger society. We speak out when the rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at stake.
--We celebrate the lives of all people and their ways of expressing their love for each other.
Blanchet House Volunteer Service Activity
Saturday, May, 10, 2014
310 NW Glisan Street, Portland
Pride Spring Potluck Gathering
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Hosted by Scott Winters and Mike Tchong
Contact for address
Please bring a favorite dish to share with the group. Friends and allies welcome! If you need a ride or can provide a ride, please let Scott know. RSVP to
for address. Hope to see you there!
Portland Pride Parade
Sunday, June 15, 2014
11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.