One way for congregations to support LGBT friends and members is by joining, or encouraging individuals to join, Interweave Continental, the national Unitarian Universalist organization that works to end oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Interweave publishes a monthly newsletter, Interweave Connect; presents workshops at General Assembly, district events, and at its own annual gathering, Convo; and develops LGBT religious education curricula. The March issue of Interweave Connect focused on preventing bullying. The April edition is on transgender issues. The full newsletter is available only to members.

There is information on the Interweave website about how to join, how to start a local chapter, and how to participate in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Welcoming Congregation program. Individual memberships are $20 to $50. A chapter membership is $100.

About the Author
Don Skinner
Don Skinner is editor of InterConnections and a member of the Shawnee Mission UU Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

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