LGBTQ+ Affirming Spiritual Resources

LGBTQ+ Affirming Spiritual Resources


The following is a list of faith-based communities that are welcoming and affirming for all LGBTQ+ communities.

Faith Based Communities


United Palace House of Inspiration

Rev. Heather Shea

4140 Broadway
New York, NY 10033

As an inclusive spiritual community, the United Palace seeks to cultivate compassion, wisdom, and peace through spiritual practices born of the great wisdom traditions, sacred service, and joyous connection to spirit through music, arts, and entertainment.

Unity of New York

225 W 99th St, New York, NY 10025

Our message here at Unity of New York is a simple yet exciting Truth –you are God’s perfect, eternal creation – just as you are.



Rabbi David Ingber

165 West 105th Street
New York, NY 10025

Romemu is a Jewish congregation, dedicated to the spirit of our tradition but in complete support of the egalitarian relationships of all people. We are inclusive to all expressions of religion, sexuality and gender orientation.

Congregation Beit Simchat Tora

130 West 30th St.
New York, NY 10001-0154
(212) 929-9498

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, queer and straight individuals and families who share common values. Passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish, CBST champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice wherever it exists, and strives for human rights for all people.


Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community (Sufi Order)

245 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

In the Name of Allah’s Boundless Compassion and Infinite Love

The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Community is an order of dervishes within the Halveti-Jerrahi Tariqat (Sufi Order), in the specific lineage and spirit of Shaykh Muzaffer Ashki al-Jerrahi, Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, and Shaykha Fariha al-Jerrahi. We are based at Dergah al-Farah in NYC, with various circles throughout the U.S. and Mexico. We joyfully welcome seekers and students of all religious and non-religious paths into our gatherings. If you would like to attend one of our meetings kindly send us an email expressing your interest.

Christian Churches

Middle Collegiate Church

112 Second Avenue
(Between 6th & 7th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
[email protected]
(212) 477-0666

Marble Collegiate Church

5th Avenue at 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 686-2770

Catholic Parishes

Interparish Collaberative


Shambhala Meditation Center of New York

118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
[email protected]


The Temple of Ara

The Ara Tradition is an international Wiccan spiritual tradition devoted to experiencing the divinity that dwells within Nature and in ourselves. It is a spiritual path and a community that is rediscovering the wisdom of our ancestors and creating a new relationship with our Mother Earth and with one another.

New York Pagan

New York Pagan is a podcast by and for the Pagan community of the state of New York and surrounding areas, presented under the auspices of the New York Pagan Alliance, an affiliation of New York Pagans. New York Pagan podcast is an "audio magazine" for New York Pagans to share information, communicate ideas, post notices for upcoming events, and discuss their own experiences and issues as Pagans living in and around New York state.


Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Places of Worship: Manhattan

Places of Worship by Region

Ministering to LGBTQI Christians and our allies around the globe. We feature the largest welcoming and affirming church directory in the world.