Trinity voted to become a Reconciling Congregation on October 28, 1992 and has been a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) ever since. Trinity was the 58th Reconciling community in the country (now 900+), the second Reconciling Congregation in Texas, and the first Reconciling Congregation in the Southwest Texas Conference (now Rio Texas) of the UMC.

As a relatively new UCC congregation, we are also part of the UCC’s LGBT justice network–called Open and Affirming Congregations (ONA)–to advocate for the full inclusion and participation of LGBTQIA+ people in society and the life of the church.

More on the Reconciling Movement (United Methodist)

More on the Open and Affirming Movement (United Church of Christ)

LGBTQIA+ Resources

The staff of Trinity Church of Austin is always available to speak to all parishioners and people in the larger community. We will treat with special care the concerns of all LGBTQIA+ persons, whether you identify openly or not.

Fortunately, Austin is also filled with resources for LGBTQIA+ persons. Among them are:

Equality Texas – Texas’ chapter of the national Equality Federation (formerly Lesbian Gay Rights Lobby of Texas)

Hill Country Ride for AIDS – this annual ride gives all community members an opportunity to show support for the queer community and ensure those with AIDS in the Austin area have the resources they need

The Kind Clinic – resources for LGBTQIA+ persons with special emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention and gender-affirming care

OutYouth – resources and companionship for LGBTQIA+ youth, with drop-in hours serving youth aged 12-18 and 18-23

Project Transitions/Doug’s House – care and resources for those living with HIV/AIDS