Once upon a time, members of the OASIS undertook a massive effort to compile a national list of Episcopal parishes that were welcoming of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In light of the current political situation confronting the church, and the amount of time that has past since the list was compiled, we no longer felt comfortable maintaining the list without first verifying that the conditions that affirmed a parish as “welcoming” were still in place.
Therefore, the list below contains only those parishes who are currently affiliated with an Integrity or Oasis ministry, identified as a Believe Out Loud Episcopal Congregation, or have contacted us and asked to be included. We will be adding additional congregations to the list as they can be re-verified. Additional disclaimers may appear below. We have not visited most of these parishes ourselves and are providing this material only as a reference. This is by no means a complete list, and the absence of a parish from the list does not mean it is NOT welcoming.
This work is an ongoing project and it is impossible for us to know categorically what is happening at every church across the country. We strongly encourage you to contact a parish and speak to the rector before visiting.