The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale is proud to be a Welcoming Congregation.
- Honor the worth and dignity of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
- Intentionally reach out to, accept,
include, and support Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) people of all colors,
races, and ethnicities.
- Work to protect the civil and legal rights of GLBT people and
- Stand on the side of love and advocate for the right for each person to
marry the partner of his or her choice.
Congregations who publicly and successfully welcome GLBT people have the following qualities:
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- Includes and address the needs of GLBT persons at every level of congregational
life—in worship, in programs, in social occasions, and in rites of passage—welcoming
not only their presence, but the gifts and particularities of their lives as well.
- Assumes the presence of GLBT people and celebrates this diversity by having inclusive
language and content in their worship.
- Fully incorporates the experiences of GLBT persons throughout all programs,
including religious education.
- Includes an affirmation and nondiscrimination clause in our bylaws and other
official documents affecting all dimensions of congregational life, including membership,
hiring practices, and the calling of religious professionals.
- Engages in outreach into the GLBT community in its advertising and by actively
supporting GLBT affirmative groups.
- Offers congregational and ministerial support for union and memorial services
for GLBT persons, and for celebrations of...family definitions.
- Celebrates the lives of all people and welcomes same-sex couples, recognizing
their committed relationships, and equally affirms displays of caring and affections
without regard to sexual orientation.
- Seeks to nurture ongoing dialogue between bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender,
and heterosexual persons and to create deeper trust and sharing.
- Encourages the presence of a chapter of
- Affirms and celebrates GLBT issues and history during the church year.
- Attends to legislative developments and works to promote justice, freedom, and
equality in the larger society.
- Speaks out when the rights of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people are
- Celebrates the lives of all people and their ways of expressing their love for