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.

Rev. Renae Phillips
Rev. Rick Rhen-Sosbe
Rev. Tory V. Topjian
Rev. Vickie Miller
Rev. Wanda Floyd
Richard Ward, III, Lay Delegate
Vanessa Williams
Rev. Robert Coates
Tammy Erwin
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Marsha Warren
Kimberly Brown
MCC Rehoboth
MCC Baltimore
Léo Rossetti
Pastor Luiz Gustavo Silva
Melinda Ludy
Rev. Alberto J. Nájera
Rev. Robert Fleming
Love MCC, Las Vegas
Howard Cook
Jacob Estrada
Rev. John McLaughlin
St. Jude’s MCC
Pastora Isabel Marquez-E
Rev. Alycia Erickson
Rev. Elder Ines-Paul Baumann
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Deacon Bonnie Moore
Deb Kassien
Gwen Templeton
Huey Lee
Jack Hutter
Jim East
Carole Weissman
Chaplain Denis Iraguha
Chaplain V. Jill Sizemore
MCC Marikina, Philippines
MCC Phoenix
Milwaukee MCC
MCC of the Blue Ridge
Chad Hobbs
Jude Litzenberger
Rev. Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou
Minister Christina Lawrence
Stuart Sutherland
Candi Foren Smith
MCC Sacred Journey
MCC Washington DC
Michael Rhen-Sosbe
Linda Brenner
Mark Banashak
David York
Rev. Gordon R. McCoy
Rev. Harry Knox
Rev. Janice Bowker
Rev. Joe Cobb
Rev. Karen Thompson
Rev. Brendan Boone
Rev. Cathy Alexander
Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher
Elizabeth Jensen-Forbell
Elmer Ladlee
FirstCoast MCC
Divine Peace MCC
Beyond These Walls MCC
MCC Paducah
MCC of Baton Rouge
Open Circle MCC
Julia Gordon
Karla Dutey-Amburgey
Kate Woodrow Cheong
Katherine Noll
Kathy Cassoday
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
Rev. Betty Pedersen
Rev. Bispa Margarita Sanchez De León
Pastor Elaine Rivera
Pastor Michael Jason Masaganda
Open Arms MCC, Hawaii
The Village MCC, Brighton
Steve Warren
Robin Hawley Gorsline
South Gulf Coast Network
Wichita Falls MCC, Texas
Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez,
Rev. Elder Mona West, Ph.D.
Rev. Emily Worman
Jude Litzenberger
Liz and Minnie Colon
Rev. Elder Tony Freeman
Ana Ester Pádua Freire
Dr. David Williams
Ana Tarver
Mike Haase
Rev. Gene Hutter
Pastor Susie Brenner
Rev. Pressley Sutherland
Shelly Foster
Rev. Katie Cassidy
Rev. Lee Carlton
Rev. Mel Martinez
Rev. Miak Siew
Rev. Michael Cronin
Rev. Michael Hydes
Wendy LaChaunce
Rev. Victoria L. Burson
Velma Garcia
Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell
Rev. Richard D. Hendricks
Ronnie Marshall
Rev. Richard Hendricks
Sharilyn Steketee
Reverend Elder Cecilia Eggleston
Carla Petersen
Church of the Trinity MCC, Florida
David De Jesús
Elder Nancy Maxwell
God’s Acre MCC, Florida
Jackie Gascho
Jose-Joanne Buck Narciso
Bishop Richard Mickley
Marina Laws
Michael W. Smith
Water of Life MCC
Holy Covenant MCC in Brookfield
Rev. Martha Daniels
Barbara and Mary Ann Latsaras
Dr. Susan C. Brown
TC McCarthy
Adrian Christian
Rev. Donna Twardowski
Ricky Hollis
Scottie Shelton
Edie Russell
Rev. Terri Steed Pierce
Joy MCC, Orlando
Dawn Flynn
Ciradah O’Campo-Taylor
Rev. Fr. Ambrose Obongo Mbuya
Rehema MCC, Kisumu, Kenya
Pamela A Hayes
Rev. Doretha Williams Flournoy
Kim Martin
Jim Hartoon
Joe Hyland
MCC Good Shepherd, Western Sydney
Orgena Rose
Rev Dr. Neil G Cazares-Thomas
Lauren Bennett
Liz Bisordi
Marie Alford-Harkey
Marilyn Kane
David Merritt-Shaw
Brother Germany Henry
Cindy Lawrence
Deacon Anthony Harris
Bernadette Blanton
Agaba kevin
Sarah de Rooy
MCC Sydney
Jim East
Sandra Millar
Kathy Coyle

MCCers and Churches in the News

14 Jun 2019 The courage needed for Pride (Philippines)

13 Jun 2019 Three Years Later, Orlando Remembers Pulse: ‘Our Angels Are With Us’ (Florida, USA)

13 Jun 2019 How Pat Rocco’s 1968 film Disneyland Discovery Made Way for a Gay Liberation (California, USA)

12 Jun 2019 30 Years and the Thousand Voices of Pride (Idaho, USA)

11 Jun 2019 Huge LA Pride bursting with color, fun, families and trans visibility (photos!) (California, USA)

10 Jun 2019 Vigil commemorates Stonewall Riots (New Mexico, USA)

10 Jun 2019 Ghosts of rebellion haunt Pride (D.C., USA)

10 Jun 2019 A 40th Anniversary Celebration (Texas, USA)

10 Jun 2019 Eye on L.A. looks back at LGBTQ+ history (California, USA)

9 Jun 2019 An Arsonist’s Havoc in Gay New Orleans (Louisiana, USA)

7 Jun 2019 Letting it all hang out at Pride — did it help us in the long run? (D.C., USA)

7 Jun 2019 Street preacher arrested and thrown in jail after spreading message in LGBTQ Toronto neighborhood (Canada)

7 Jun 2019 Real to Reel on Hollywood Boulevard (California, USA)

7 Jun 2019 1st LGBTQ+ church started in a Huntington Park living room (California, USA)

6 Jun 2019 FREE Before Stonewall (USA)

4 Jun 2019 KICKING OFF PRIDE MONTH: Mouths of Babes presents locals’ stories in ‘Out, NC’ (North Carolina, USA)

3 Jun 2019 Capital Pride 2019: Solidarity and Celebration (D.C., USA)

2 Jun 2019 WF Metropolitan Community Church wants to talk about immigration (Texas, USA)

1 Jun 2019 Canadian Rainbow Coalition for Refuge applauds government for long-term commitment and increase in funding for LGBTQ+ Refugees

1 Jun 2019 Pride in Pictures: The year after Stonewall, parades started happening across the nation (USA)

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Take Action

1 Apr 2019 Congress Introduces The Equality Act. Join Us in Support!

13 Feb 2019 NDD United Sign-On Letter To Congress

9 Feb 2019 Sign on: HHS foster care religious exemption letter

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