LGBTQ+-Friendly Religious Organizations Around Collin County

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Are you seeking an inclusive place of worship for your family in or around Collin County? We’ve got you covered with this list of local LGBTQ-friendly churches, synagogues, temples, communities, and resources!

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All Unitarian Universalist churches preach “deeds, not creeds,” stressing the importance of stopping oppression and providing an inclusive, spiritually diverse environment. All people are welcome, regardless of religious background, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.

Episcopal

LGBTQIA+ people are welcome to worship, lead, serve, and marry at all Episcopal churches. Here are a few in our area:

>> RELATED READ :: 5 Tips for Being an LGBTQ Ally <<

 Lutheran

Of the three leading Lutheran organizations in the US, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is most welcoming and inclusive of queer believers. Check out these local members of the ELCA:

Methodist

Reconciling Ministries Network works for the full participation of all LGBTQ+ people across and beyond the United Methodist Church. The following local Reconciling Ministries are committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion and justice:

Presbyterian

Many Presbyterian churches promote the inclusion and affirmation of LBGTQIA+ people inside and outside their congregations. The Covenant Network of Presbyterians and More Light Presbyterians, organizations that seek justice for the queer community, recommend the following LGBTQ-friendly churches:

Church of Christ

The Christian Church (or Church of Christ) voted to affirm all LGBTQIA+ people at the 2013 General Assembly. Check out the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance or ask your local church if they are inclusive and celebrate gay marriage:

Judiasm

  • DATA of Plano :: Plano
    • An inclusive Shul welcoming Jews of all backgrounds

Conservative Judaism

Conservative Judaism has taken a publicly firm stance for inclusion. Here are some local synagogues that can be found on the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)‘s directory:

Reform Judaism

The Reform Movement generally supports LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion. The Institute for Judaism & Sexual Orientation, World Union for Progressive Judaism, and The Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism are resources for equality within the faith, recommending:

>> RELATED READ :: Teaching Belonging & Inclusivity to Kids <<

There is a growing movement among North Texans to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ Muslims and allies. The following resources are specific to LGBTQIA+ Muslims:

Some Hindu priests will perform same-sex marriages, and many believers across the faith affirm the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are some resources for queer Hindus and allies:

In addition to finding an inclusive place of worship for your family, consider these resources for more support and assistance.

Unitarian Universalist

All Unitarian Universalist churches preach “deeds, not creeds,” stressing the importance of stopping oppression and providing an inclusive, spiritually diverse environment. All people are welcome, regardless of religious background, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc.

Christian

Episcopal

LGBTQIA+ people are welcome to worship, lead, serve, and marry at all Episcopal churches. Here are a few in our area:

>> RELATED READ :: 5 Tips for Being an LGBTQ Ally <<

 Lutheran

Of the three leading Lutheran organizations in the US, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is most welcoming and inclusive of queer believers. Check out these local members of the ELCA:

Methodist

Reconciling Ministries Network works for the full participation of all LGBTQ+ people across and beyond the United Methodist Church. The following local Reconciling Ministries are committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion and justice:

Presbyterian

Many Presbyterian churches promote the inclusion and affirmation of LBGTQIA+ people inside and outside their congregations. The Covenant Network of Presbyterians and More Light Presbyterians, organizations that seek justice for the queer community, recommend the following LGBTQ-friendly churches:

Church of Christ

The Christian Church (or Church of Christ) voted to affirm all LGBTQIA+ people at the 2013 General Assembly. Check out the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance or ask your local church if they are inclusive and celebrate gay marriage:

Jewish

Judiasm

  • DATA of Plano :: Plano
    • An inclusive Shul welcoming Jews of all backgrounds

Conservative Judaism

Conservative Judaism has taken a publicly firm stance for inclusion. Here are some local synagogues that can be found on the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)‘s directory:

Reform Judaism

The Reform Movement generally supports LGBTQIA+ rights and inclusion. The Institute for Judaism & Sexual Orientation, World Union for Progressive Judaism, and The Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism are resources for equality within the faith, recommending:

>> RELATED READ :: Teaching Belonging & Inclusivity to Kids <<
Islam

There is a growing movement among North Texans to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ Muslims and allies. The following resources are specific to LGBTQIA+ Muslims:

Hinduism

Some Hindu priests will perform same-sex marriages, and many believers across the faith affirm the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are some resources for queer Hindus and allies:

Additional Resources

In addition to finding an inclusive place of worship for your family, consider these resources for more support and assistance.

Lauren Escobedo
Lauren serves as Beal Media Council member, writer, resource editor, and hospitality coordinator. A transplant from New York, Lauren now lives on the border of Collin and Dallas counties with her husband and their two sons. On any given day, you will find Lauren working as a full-time mom, attending classes, storytimes, and yoga with her kids. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys cooking on a budget, crafting with her Cricut, and drinking mocktails with friends. Lauren hopes to support, encourage, and uplift other moms, as her closest friends have done for her.