As an Episcopal church, Trinity Church Wall Street fully welcomes and affirms lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. We proclaim that all are made in the image of God, and everyone is invited to participate fully in Trinity’s worship, programs, and advocacy work.
Throughout the year, we share stories of leading LGBTQ+ advocates through articles, videos, and events as part of our Pride 365 program. And, each June, our community marks Pride Month, inviting everyone to celebrate and recognize the glorious way in which God has created the diversity of humanity.
This year, the Trinity community marked the end of Pride Month with a gathering to celebrate LGBTQ+ life while providing space to grieve, name our fears and anxieties, and look toward a hopeful future. A guided discussion was followed by a reflective, affirming service in Trinity Church.
AIDS Walk & Pride March, New York City, 2022
Trinity proudly presented New York’s first fully staged performances of Craig Hella Johnson’s epic fusion oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. Johnson created this oratorio as “a space for reflection, consideration, and unity around [Shepard’s] life and legacy.” Watch the videos:
Team Trinity came back together in person this year for AIDS Walk New York in support of AIDS treatment, research, and education. The walk took place on Sunday, May 21, but you can still donate and help us meet our goal of $10,000. Proceeds from AIDS Walk New York go to GMHC and other AIDS organizations in the Tri-state area.
Trinity Church Wall Street and NewFest celebrated of Pride 365 in 2021 with a showcase of short films & a live roundtable filmmaker Q&A. Featuring the works of both award-winning filmmakers and emerging LGBTQ storytellers, this uplifting collection of short films from NewFest alumni addresses topics relating to family, identity, intergenerational dialogue, and resistance through an intersectional and celebratory lens. Presented in Partnership with NewFest, New York's leading LGBTQ+ film, and media organization.
Spiritual violence against queer people is so pervasive it is almost hard to see. Trinity hosted talks in 2021 about what spiritual violence is, why it hits queer souls so hard, and what faith communities can do about it. Learn from community experts at Anti-Violence Project (AVP), Trinity Church Wall Street, and our partners for this in-depth two-part conversation.
Recordings of both sessions are available on YouTube:
Watch Part 1 Naming Spiritual Violence and its Impact
Watch Part 2 Stopping the Violence, Healing the Wounds