Christ Church, the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, is committed to welcoming any and all LGBTQ members, said the church’s assistant minister.
When Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was installed in Philadelphia in 2011, many friends of Seth Jacobson wrote the Catholic leader “loving letters about how they were struggling with their faith and asked him to be more compassionate.”
In the 1970s, Philadelphia boasted a robust culture of LGBT religious groups. They were the first to have social events outside bars, said Michael Rocks, president of Dignity Philadelphia, a Catholic group. An interfaith New Year’s Eve celebration used to take place annually.