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.
In this retreat, the Rev. Matt Welsch of Trinity Church Wall Street invites participants to reflect on the idea of refuge, and consider how we might draw on these places of sanctuary to find strength and resilience in our unique, God-given identities. The content of this retreat has been developed primarily LGBTQ+ participants – allies may benefit by tuning in as well.
Spiritual violence against queer people is so pervasive it is almost hard to see. These sessions will explore:
- What is spiritual violence?
- Why does it hit queer souls so hard?
- What can faith communities do about it?
Join community experts from Anti-Violence Project (AVP), Trinity Church Wall Street, and our partners for this in-depth two-part conversation.
September 23: Naming Spiritual Violence and its Impact
September 30: Stopping the Violence, Healing the Wounds
Monday, June 14, 2021
To commemorate the anniversary of the Pulse Massacre, we honor all the LGBTQ+ lives lost to homophobia and transphobia at our 12:05pm Holy Eucharist service. In his sermon, the Rev. Matt Welsch reminds us that the church can learn much from our LGBTQ+ siblings who have endured, "afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger. And responded with purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and yes the power of God.”
Trinity Church Wall Street and NewFest celebrated of Pride 365 with a showcase of short films & a live roundtable filmmaker Q&A on Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm. 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.