In 1976, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church declared that “homosexual persons are children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance, and pastoral concern and care of the Church" (1976-A069). Since then, faithful Episcopalians have been working toward a greater understanding and radical inclusion of all of God’s children.

Along the way, The Episcopal Church has garnered a lot of attention, but with the help of organizations such as Integrity USA, the church has continued its work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Episcopalians. In 2003, the first openly gay bishop was consecrated; in 2009, General Convention resolved that God’s call is open to all; in 2012, a provisional rite of blessing for same-gender relationships was authorized, and discrimination against transgender persons in the ordination process was officially prohibited; and in 2015, the canons of the church were changed to make the rite of marriage available to all people, regardless of gender.
To our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender brothers, sisters and siblings:
“The Episcopal Church welcomes you!”

The Church of the Resurrection LGBTQ Fellowship Group, for our LGBTQ members, family and friends, meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Plaza Room of the Parish Hall.  The purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for fellowship, support, discussion and spiritual growth (and of course, food) with others who share a similar journey.  All are welcome.

The Episcopal Church LGBTQ

Whosoever: an online magazine for LGBTQ Christians

Oasis California, the LGBTQ+ Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California