Queer, by God.

And with faith, hope, and love - for ALL

Announcing the 2017 Parity Awards Honorees!


The cornerstone of our ministry has always been to prepare and empower LGBTQ persons who are called to ministry to become leaders in the Church. So this year, the Parity Awards honor seven emerging leaders, all in the early stages of their ministries, whom Parity has worked with in 2017. 
We are also combining the Parity Awards with our year-end appeal. This year, when you make a year-end gift to Parity, 25% of your donation will go directly to our honorees. (And because we are not renting a hall or laying in wine and cheese, we can spread more wealth around.)
Read about our 2017 honorees. As you do, please consider a gift that will help support them in their ministries, and help Parity continue to shape new leaders for a Church that embraces, affirms and uplifts us all. Thank you!

Our Mission


Parity celebrates the spirituality, faith and religious expression of LGBTQ people. 

  • We empower new queer faith and social justice leaders

  • We help faith communities affirm and connect with queer people

  • We help LGBTQ organizations and communities to affirm spirituality

  • We promote LGBTQ religious liberty and freedom


Parity presents our next
Be the HOPE Conference & Retreat:

March 22-24, 2018
McCormick Theological Seminary

 A conference / retreat to celebrate and share the gifts of LGBTQ people of faith

Parity invites seminarians, clergy, academics, LGBTQ people of faith, allies and the LGBTQ Faith Curious to this conference with optional retreat which will:

Empower emerging and seated LGBTQ and allied faith leaders through cutting edge instruction in timely topics to enrich their ministry;

Connect faith leaders and allies with local and national leaders and organizations for increased impact, mutual support, collaboration and LGBTQ faith community strengthening;

Highlight LGBTQ faith leaders and their work to instruct and inspire attendees and allies with the latest, visionary theories, discoveries and strategies.

Attendees may choose a conference only option or a full retreat option.

Parity helps attendees fundraise to cover the cost of attendance, and if needed, transportation.  Our goal is to support each and every person to attend our retreats and conferences--it wouldn't be the same without you!



I attended your workshop. It’s what I’ve been craving all my life - to find a group of people who don’t think I can’t be who I am while still identify as a spiritual/religious person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to attending future Parity events. Can’t thank you enough.
— Mariaisabel, Youth
For the first time since I’ve come out, I have a place where everyone is queer, and I am completely safe. I don’t have to ask or question for a second whether someone will accept me. It was the most beautiful thing I could have asked for.
— Anonymous, Emerging LGBTQ Pastor

My Contribution to Healing and 
Wholeness in the Church and World

Long-awaited progress does not ensure lasting transformation; your continued support does.

Please give a life-changing, life-saving gift today.