LGBTQ Ministries

Celebrating God’s Love & Pride 2020

The Bishop’s Commission on LGBT Ministries has a three-fold mission:

  • To share faith, hope, fellowship and the Good News of God in Christ Jesus with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in the Diocese of Los Angeles.
  • To advocate for LGBT issues in the local, national, and international spheres
  • To provide a theological foundation for wholeness in human relationships, abolishing prejudice and oppression, and healing the rift between sexuality and spirituality in the Church.

W0rking groups of the Commission include:


Gathering LGBTQ+ Episcopalians in Active Ministry: Providing opportunities for fellowship, evangelism, education and spiritual growth, this task force organizes events, programs and projects including diocesan presence at Southland gay pride events.

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Marriage Equality Task Force

Convened in 2008 during the Proposition 8 campaign, the task force brings together pastors, activists and scholars to resource the Bishops and Diocese to advocate for marriage equality.

Commission Chair

The Rev. Christopher Montella
St. Stephen’s, Santa Clarita

Congregational LGBT Ministries in the Diocese of Los Angeles include:

Beverly Hills: All Saints, Beverly Hills LGBT Ministry:
Long Beach: St. Luke’s LGBTQ & Friends Ministry: //
Pasadena: GALAS, All Saints, Pasadena LGBT ministry: //
Santa Ana: Church of the Messiah | St. Aelred & Hildegard GLBT Ministry: //
Santa Barbara: LGBTQ-TrinitySB Ministry: