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.

Carole Weissman
Chaplain Denis Iraguha
Chaplain V. Jill Sizemore
Julia Gordon
Karla Dutey-Amburgey
Kate Woodrow Cheong
Katherine Noll
Kathy Cassoday
Elder Nancy Maxwell
God’s Acre MCC, Florida
Jackie Gascho
Jose-Joanne Buck Narciso
Bishop Richard Mickley
Marina Laws
Michael W. Smith
Ana Ester Pádua Freire
Dr. David Williams
Ana Tarver
Mike Haase
Rev. Gene Hutter
Pastor Susie Brenner
Rev. Pressley Sutherland
Shelly Foster
Rev. Brendan Boone
Rev. Cathy Alexander
Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk
Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher
Rev. Gordon R. McCoy
Rev. Harry Knox
Rev. Janice Bowker
Rev. Joe Cobb
Rev. Karen Thompson
Rev. Annie Steinberg-Behrman
Rev. Betty Pedersen
Rev. Bispa Margarita Sanchez De León
MCC Marikina, Philippines
MCC Phoenix
Milwaukee MCC
MCC of the Blue Ridge
Rev. Katie Cassidy
Rev. Lee Carlton
Rev. Mel Martinez
Rev. Miak Siew
Rev. Michael Cronin
Rev. Michael Hydes
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
MCC Sacred Journey
MCC Washington DC
Michael Rhen-Sosbe
Linda Brenner
Mark Banashak
David York
Vanessa Williams
Rev. Robert Coates
Tammy Erwin
Rev. Victor H. Floyd
Marsha Warren
Kimberly Brown
MCC Rehoboth
MCC Baltimore
Pastora Isabel Marquez-E
Rev. Alycia Erickson
Rev. Elder Ines-Paul Baumann
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown
Elizabeth Jensen-Forbell
Elmer Ladlee
FirstCoast MCC
Divine Peace MCC
Beyond These Walls MCC
MCC Paducah
MCC of Baton Rouge
Open Circle MCC
Rev. Renae Phillips
Rev. Rick Rhen-Sosbe
Rev. Tory V. Topjian
Rev. Vickie Miller
Rev. Wanda Floyd
Richard Ward, III, Lay Delegate
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
David Merritt-Shaw
Brother Germany Henry
Cindy Lawrence
Deacon Anthony Harris
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
Lauren Bennett
Liz Bisordi
Marie Alford-Harkey
Marilyn Kane
Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez,
Rev. Elder Mona West, Ph.D.
Rev. Emily Worman
Jude Litzenberger
Liz and Minnie Colon
Rev. Elder Tony Freeman
Deacon Bonnie Moore
Deb Kassien
Gwen Templeton
Huey Lee
Jack Hutter
Jim East

MCCers and Churches in the News

23 May 2019 Pride Center Opens Voting for Selection of Icon Award Honorees (Texas, USA)

23 May 2019 Latinx Pride returns with full slate (D.C., USA)

23 May 2019 University Baptist Church in Waco will now perform same-sex weddings (Texas, USA)

20 May 2019 100-Plus LGBTQ Icons and Iconoclasts Who Are Shaping Culture in L.A. and Beyond (California, USA)

18 May 2019 Frustration and calls for change dominate at abortion ban protest rally (Alabama, USA)

17 May 2018 Mississippi Republicans Vote Against LGBT Civil Rights Bill (USA)

16 May 2019 Mulvane restaurant organizes fundraiser for LGBTQ-friendly church (Kansas, USA)

15 May 2019 Father presents slain trans woman as a man for funeral (D.C., USA)

14 May 2019 Six LGBT Historic Sites to be Considered for Landmarks Designation (New York, USA)

14 May 2019 Slain trans woman, others remembered at D.C. service (USA)

13 May 2019 Interfaith service promises to remember (Delaware, USA)

11 May 2019 The UpStairs Lounge Fire Killed 32 People. Its Legacy Still Haunts Black Gay New Orleans (Louisianna, USA)

10 May 2019 MCC drama team presents original play, dinner (D.C., USA)

10 May 2019 Our place in history (Texas, USA)

9 May 2019 Memorial service honoring slain trans woman Ashanti Carmon and others will be on May 11 (D.C. USA)

8 May 2019 Ilene Brenner Dunn, LGBTQ Ally and Former Pastor of Madison Square Presbyterian, has Died (Texas, USA)

6 May 2019 32 People Died In The UpStairs Lounge Fire In 1973. Why Was It Forgotten? (Louisianna, USA)

5 May 2019 Wichita Falls churches work together on Good Work Day (Texas, USA)

27 Apr 2019 ‘All About Trans’ month returns with bustling schedule of activities (D.C., USA)

25 Apr 2019 “May Is? All About Trans” celebrates transgender identity and pride throughout May (D.C., USA)

23 Apr 2019 Vandals target Wichita church friendly to LGBTQ community (Texas, USA)

23 Apr 2019 Jovem trans dá aulas de inglês gratuitas para transexuais em Igreja inclusiva no RJ (Brazil)

20 Apr 2019 “Fixer Upper” Is Over, But Waco’s Transformation Is Just Beginning (Texas, USA)

18 Apr 2019 ‘I want to hug them for Ashanti’: Community to fund funeral for slain transgender woman (D.C., 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