Resources for LGBTQIA+ People

Commission for Gay and Lesbian People

Mission Statement

Established in 2000, the Commission for Gay and Lesbian People will: 

Encourage our synod and its congregations to welcome all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, into the full life of the church; assist in outreach and education programs; support congregations interested in learning about the "Reconciling in Christ" program; and work with the synod staff and committees to be models of inclusiveness.

Contact Person: Pastor Mark Erson, chair


Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries affirms and supports LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders and those pursuing a call to rostered leadership, while engaging allied congregations and ministries to proclaim God’s love and seek justice for all. On their resource page, they provide written materials for congregations, call committees, candidacy committees, internship supervisors and candidates.

Parity is a faith-based LGBTQ-focused organization based in NYC, that creates open and nurturing spaces to support, empower, and proclaim a message of reconciliation. Parity is a part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and also provide a guide for LBGTQ candidates and those seeking calls.


Reconciling in Christ


Congregations in the MNYS

Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY 10025-6949

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1375 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510-1342,

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 440 Ovington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209-1597

Christ Lutheran Church, 125 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003

Grace & St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023-3801

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023-6601

Incarnation Lutheran Church, PO Box 643, Bridgehampton, NY 11932-0643

Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave Ste 1, New York, NY 10040-3830

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 92-10 217th Street, Queens Village, NY 11428,

St. Jacobus Lutheran Church, 72-01 43rd Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

St. John-St. Matthew-Emanuel Lutheran Church, 283 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215-5417

St. John's Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036-3801

St. Michael's Lutheran Church, PO Box 695, Amagansett, NY 11930-0695

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1891 McGraw Ave, Bronx, NY 10462-7301

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022-4613

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 41 Main Street West, Port Jervis, NY 12771-1011

Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 763 Prospect Ave, Bronx, NY 10455-1809

Trinity Lutheran Church, 602 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009-5239

Trinity Lutheran Church, 168 W 100th St, New York, NY 10025-5145

Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 St. Paul’s Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304