Churches have a long way in opening up their arms and doors to LGBTQ individuals. And with the passage of marriage equality, churches have embraced the community and perform same-sex marriages. Luckily, as one of the most diverse cities in the country, Christian LGBT have many options for where to worship in the city. So, put on your Sunday best and get ready to get holy.
Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
With two services each weekend, RMCC is one of the biggest churches in the city to support the gay community. RMCC put a focus on inclusion and even feature a whole webpage dedicated to providing resources to explain the relationship between homosexuality and the Bible.
Almost serving the community since was founded in 1848, Bering is probably one of the oldest churches in the Houston area. Bering is committed to opening their doors to people from all walks of life and offer HIV counseling to individuals.
Located in the Montrose area, Kindred is bringing worship to the gay-oriented neighborhood. Kindred offers a dinner service and has a partnership with Montrose Grace Space, a center focused on helping homeless LGBTQ youth.
First Unitarian Universalist
With a commitment to being a welcoming congregation to all people from all walks of life, First Unitarian Universalist puts an emphasis on fighting homophobia and being as inclusive as possible. In 1987, they founded the Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals (HATCH) to provide a venue for gay and lesbian youth to meet and support one another.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
St. Stephens Episcopal Church places a huge emphasis on Pride and coming together with the LGBT community. They even offer pre-marital counseling to same-sex couples intersperse with straight couples.