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.

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

MCCers and Churches in the News

25 Dec 2018 2018 in pictures: Toronto’s most memorable moments (Canada)

20 Dec 2018 Four LGBTQ2 people on surviving the holidays (Canada)

16 Dec 2018 ¡El amor no espera por (el 68) nada! (Cuba)

9 Dec 2018 HIV prevention and control program (Philippines)

3 Dec 2018 What Cuba’s Religious Fundamentalists Want to Sweep Under the Carpet

1 Dec 2018 Former President George H.W. Bush Remembered on World AIDS Day (California, USA)

1 Dec 2018 Villanueva: Yearend festivities (Philippines)

30 Nov 2018 Letter: Thanks to MCC, UCC to provide safe refuge (Delaware, USA)

30 Nov 2018 World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 at Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church (Texas, USA)

28 Nov 2018 Local church to host memorial service for World AIDS Day (Texas, USA)

27 Nov 2018 Celebrate the Best of LGBTQ RVA With Diversity Richmond (Virginia, USA)

26 Nov 2018 D.C. activists reflect on Trans Day of Remembrance (USA)

21 Nov 2018 ‘Every Gay Bell And Whistle We Could Think Of’: Brisbane Couple Share Their Wedding (Australia)

20 Nov 2018 WF church honors 24 lives lost as a result of hate crimes in 2018 (Texas, USA)

20 Nov 2018 On Transgender Day of Remembrance, advocates honor lives lost to violence (D.C. USA)

20 Nov 2018 After PA synagogue shooting, Sha’ar Zahav to enhance security (California, USA)

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Take Action

16 Jan 2019 raise wage act 2019 letter support

13 Jan 2019 Urge NC Governor Roy Cooper and NC Attorney General Josh Stein to open a governmental investigation into torture-related activities at the Johnston County Airport and Kinston Global TransPark

26 Nov 2018 Help Combat Gun Violence | Host a Local Vigil

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