About Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC)

Founded in 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, economics, climate change, aging, and global human rights. MCC was the first to perform same-gender marriages and has been on the forefront of the struggle towards marriage equality in the USA and other countries worldwide.

MCC recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice including but not limited to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. As people of faith, MCC endeavors to build bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. MCC leads from the margins and transforms.

Jim East
Rev. Vickie Miller
Rev. Robert Coates
Shelly Foster
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
David York
Rev. Janice Bowker
South Gulf Coast Network
Rev. Gordon R. McCoy
Carole Weissman
Elder Nancy Maxwell
Rev. Alycia Erickson
Huey Lee
Rev. Bispa Margarita Sanchez De León
Rev. Mel Martinez
Rev. Robert Coats
Rev. Michael Cronin
Katherine Noll
Sharilyn Steketee
Elizabeth Jensen-Forbell
Marie Alford-Harkey
Pastor Michael Jason Masaganda
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher
MCC of Baton Rouge
Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez
Brother Germany Henry
Marsha Warren
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Rev. Elder Ines-Paul Baumann
Gwen Templeton
Mike Haase
Rev. Cathy Alexander
Rev. Brendan Boone
Pastor Susie Brenner
Kate Woodrow Cheong
God’s Acre MCC, Florida
Elmer Ladlee
Kimberly Brown
Carla Petersen
The Village MCC, Brighton
Liz and Minnie Colon
Wendy LaChaunce
Rev. Renae Phillips
Rev. Gene Hutter
South Gulf Coast Network
Lauren Bennett
MCC Christ the Liberator, New Jersey
Marina Laws
Rev. Karen Thompson
Rev. Victoria L. Burson
MCC of the Blue Ridge
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston
MCCDC, Washington DC
Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell
Linda Brenner
MCC Marikina, Philippines
Julia Gordon
Michael W. Smith
MCC of Baton Rouge
Kimberly Brown
Wichita Falls MCC, Texas
Jackie Gascho
Mark Banashak
Jude Litzenberger
Liz Bisordi
Rev. Michael Hydes
Rev. Lee Carlton
Rev. Elder Mona West, Ph.D.
Chaplain Denis Iraguha
Robin Hawley Gorsline
MCC Baltimore
David De Jesús
Beyond These Walls MCC, Florida
Rev. Rick Rhen-Sosbe
Ana Tarver
Richard Ward, III
Tammy Erwin
Open Arms MCC, Hawaii
Deacon Anthony Harris
FirstCoast MCC
Open Circle MCC
Bishop Richard Mickley, Amici
MCC Sacred Journey
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Dr. David Williams
Deacon Bonnie Moore
MCC Phoenix
Steve Warren
Vanessa Williams
Michael Rhen-Sosbe
Rev. Miak Siew
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
Karla Dutey-Amburgey
Rev. Pressley Sutherland
Deb Kassien
MCC Rehoboth
Rev. Elder Tony Freeman
David Merritt-Shaw
Rev. Emily Worman
Church of the Trinity MCC, Florida
Rev. Wanda Floyd
Velma Garcia
Divine Peace MCC
Rev. Joan Saniuk
Rev. Joe Cobb
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Ana Ester Pádua Freire
Rev. Richard D. Hendricks
Jack Hutter
Kathy Cassoday
Marilyn Kane
Ronnie Marshall
Rev. Harry Knox
Rev. Betty Pedersen
Brother Germany Henry

MCCers and Churches in the News

12 Nov 2018 Statement on Baraboo High School Photo (Wisconsin, USA)

10 Nov 2018 Pat Rocco, Gay Film Pioneer and Co-Founder of LA Pride, Has Died (California, USA)

10 Nov 2018 Trans Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20 (D.C. USA)

10 Nov 2018 Many in faith community in solidarity after deadly Pittsburgh synagogue shooting (Tennessee, USA)

7 Nov 2018 Affirmations Hosts ‘Transgender and Thriving’ Workshop via MCC-D (Michigan, USA)

7 Nov 2018 A man who battled drug addiction is making things right in his community (Iowa, USA)

6 Nov 2018 Need a ride to the polls in Wichita County? Local church will drive you for free (Texas, USA)

5 Nov 2018 A local church standing by the transgender community (Iowa, USA) 

31 Oct 2018 A plea for solidarity against violence and hate (Alaska, USA)

31 Oct 2018 Local religious leaders speak out against anti-semitism at City Hall (Florida, USA)

25 Oct 2018 Long, Dark History of West Hollywood’s Barney Beanery Against the LGBTQ+ Community (California, USA)

25 Oct 2018 Out Front opener explores gay bar massacre 40 years before Pulse (Georgia, USA)

25 Oct 2018 Birmingham aces, Auburn flunks new LGBT report on Alabama cities (USA)

22 Oct 2018 Portage church recognizes individual, group for devotion to human rights (Indiana, USA)

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Take Action

30 Oct 2018 Stand Up For Immigrant Families

25 Sep 2018 Pompeo Civil Society Letter HRR (9-24-18) for sign on

31 Aug 2018 Sign-On Letter re: Kavanaugh and Reproductive Rights

8 Jun 2018 Value Our Families Campaign – Anti-Goodlatte Sign On Letter

6 Jun 2018 Oppose “Round 2” of Trump-GOP Tax cuts – Stop another massive giveaway to the wealthy

1 Jun 2018 #JusticeForRoxsana Organizational Sign-On Letter

29 May 2018 Sign letters seeking hearings on citizenship question in Census

14 May 2018 Join the Poor People’s Campaign TODAY

7 May 2018 Interfaith Sign-On Letter in Opposition to OK Child Welfare Discrimination Bill