Unity of Boulder Spiritual Community

LGBTQ+ in Unity

Not only are you welcome here, you have always belonged

We are Unity, we are LGBTQ+: In Unity, the LGBTQ+ community is not just embraced by us, they are us. We recognize that everyone is equally loved and accepted by God because God is in each and every one of us. No one has any more or less God and no one has any more or less access or right to God. We are all one, we are all equal. 

A couple of unspecified gender holding hands, walking down a dirt path into a field. "Let the Truth in you stand for itself." -Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters

Jesus, Christianity & Marriage: Jesus Christ lived and taught a message of love, community, non-judgment and inclusion, so we believe modern Christianity should mirror that teaching. We believe that all loving relationships have a right to marriage and our ministers perform marriages for people in love, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.  

LGBTQ+ Leadership in Unity: The Unity movement welcomes and trains LGBTQ+ ministers and other credentialed leaders. While no specific data is available, it is estimated that Unity has the most LGBTQ+ individuals in leadership roles per capita of any religion or movement today, with some of the largest LGBTQ+ congregations. 

Rainbow light surrounds a laughing child, whose gender is not evident. "I am free to be the expression of God I was created to be."

Resources and Support: Additionally, in 2011, Unity launched an LGBTQ+ Resource Center on its website to provide spiritual resources for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer+ community. The resource center includes articles, podcasts, prayer support, and a list of Unity churches and centers around the country. Site resources are provided by teachers, authors and contributors both inside and outside the Unity movement.

The living heart of Unity understands and manifests its support of this Divinity by recognizing there is inherent good in all people. Unity Worldwide Ministries, its members and affiliates, welcome with love all people in every form of God’s creation, regardless of how that creation presents itself. It is the intent that Unity organizations are inclusive and non-discriminatory. We honor all components that contribute to the diversity of community. We affirm and support Unity principles and programs that manifest diversity in our teachings, policies, buildings and within our communities. We are resolute in walking the course of human rights and social justice for all.

Unity’s formal “Statement of Diversity” from 1995 (updated in 2016)
Rainbow hands forming the shape of a heart. "We are resolute in walking the course of human rights and social justice for all. - Unity Diversity Statement