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.

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

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