LGBTQ+ Fellowship

We are an LGBTQ+ inclusive church that welcomes all people. That’s right – we welcome people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities and classes – not in spite of the gospel but because of the gospel.

First Church Brooklyn values the radical inclusion of all God’s children in the family of God and strives to be a faith community where you can be your true self. We gather for social, educational, and justice events.

Queerly Beloved

Queerly Beloved gathers on the third Sunday of every month after service for fellowship and fun. Please bring your full authentic self, a beverage or snack and some ideas on how First Church Brooklyn can spread the love of God to ALL its people. For further information please contact Patrick Tirino.

Serious About Justice

We recognize that liberation, inclusion, and the love of God and neighbor are at the heart of Christ’s mission. To this end we affirm, as God’s children, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. We believe that God’s kin- dom is revealed each moment that everyone is able to love. We speak out against all forms of discrimination, particularly anti-homosexuality, racism, sexism, and economic inequality, and we strive to pay special attention to the ways in which these harmful constructs intersect.


First Church Brooklyn partners with the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Brooklyn Pride provides services and support to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with exemplary organizations like ours!

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center brings their wisdom to our faith community for our own learning, advocating and organizing. Though we celebrate our LGBTQ+ family all year, June is Pride Month! First Church Brooklyn has been a proud participant in the Brooklyn Pride Parade since 2018.