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.

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

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