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Old South Church is blessed by the presence and witness of the many LGBTQ Christians who are living out their faith in our midst. With college students and young adults just coming out, same-sex couples raising children, and elders with sometimes beautiful, sometimes sad stories to tell, ours is a vibrant, diverse, intergenerational spiritual community. Our LGBTQ members lead small groups, chair committees, serve as deacons, teach Sunday School – you name it!

Rev. Anthony Livolsi, a former Old South Associate Minister, says of our LGBTQ community: ‘I would have been spared so much pain and struggle if I had grown up in a church like Old South. There are too few saints and role models out there for those of us who identify as LGBTQ, but this congregation is chockfull of them! To watch our gay dads sacrifice for one another and for their children and, not least, for God, is humbling and inspiring. My LGBTQ friends who are not surrounded by ‘so great’ – and fabulous! – ‘a cloud of witnesses’ don’t know what they are missing!”

A Note on the Inclusive Dimensions of God's Grace

Monthly LGBTQ Brunch

On the third Sunday of each month, a group of LGBTQ members gather for brunch following Festival Worship. For more information, or to RSVP, email Martha Schick at [email protected].

Pride Morning Worship and Parade

Each June, during Boston Pride Week, Old South Church hosts a fun, high-energy worship service to kick off the festivities. A large contingent from the congregation then marches together in the parade.