Diversity

We believe in the worth and dignity of each human being. All people on earth have an equal claim to life, liberty and justice - and no idea, ideal, or philosophy is superior to a single human life. The Unitarian Universalist community welcomes and celebrates the presence and participation of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.

In our first year of existence (1954) members of our group joined with NAACP to intervene on behalf of a African-American family new to the area. We became a "sanctuary" for a family from El Salvador in the 1960s. Two of the little girls in the family are now finishing their PhD's.

We taught the curricula "Cakes for the Queen of Heaven" and "Rise Up and Call Her Name" to better understand gender issues and the diversity in the lives of women. We used the curriculum to become more aware of attitudes and understanding the lives of gays, lesbians, transgender and bisexual people among us and officially became a "Welcoming Congregation" as sanctioned by the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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