Gender & Sexuality Justice
We are a Welcoming Congregation.
Families and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities contribute to the joyful life of this church.
First UU Organizations
The mission of Rainbow Inclusion is to involve the church community through education and insights into the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identified people, while being mindful of the process of spiritual growth and the goal of working for justice and equality.
While the work of this committee addresses the unique history of oppression of LGBTQ people, the committee demonstrates accountability to the shared vision of the congregation through their activities, providing all members of the congregation opportunities to put their faith and principles into action. Through in-depth educational workshops and an active role in congregational outreach, they encourage the inclusion of all.
For more information about Rainbow Inclusion, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Trans & Non-Binary Support Group (TANG)
TANG’s support meetings for transgender, non-binary, and gender-questioning individuals provide a safe place to talk and share stories. The group welcomes transgender, non-binary, and gender-questioning individuals, as well as their immediate family and significant others. Attendees must be 18 years and older.
As of March 2022, TANG meets in person at noon on the first Sunday of the month in room 604.
Fiesta Youth serves LGBTQ+ teens, young adults, and their allies. Their goal is to empower youth to build a future where ALL people are accepted, affirmed, and loved as they are. They create spaces, events, trainings, and programming that aim to support youth and grow together as a community. For more information about Fiesta Youth, visit their website.
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed, inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Their mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate themselves and their communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value, and affirm LGBTQ+ people. For more information about PFLAG, visit their website.
Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)
TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. They work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through their efforts, they strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education. For more information about TENT, visit their website.