A church which has been welcoming to gays and lesbians since before most churches would even mention the words.
The Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax is at 5500 Inglis Street.
NEW web page for the Halifax church: http://www.UUCH.ca
Website for the denomination: http://www.cuc.ca
WayvesMagazine November 2008 has an article about the recent minister, Reverend Julie Denny-Hughes.
Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to affirm and promote a number of principles, among which are: the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equity and compassion in human relations; acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. Following these principles, UU churches have led the way in promoting acceptance of GLBT people, including providing Services of Union long before same-sex marriage became legal (and being part of the fight to legalize those marriages).
The Halifax church became an officially Welcoming Congregation in 2005, but has long been a friend to our community as a safe space to hold events, taking part in the Pride Parade, holding Services of Union, etc.
We have lay chaplains who perform rites of passage (child dedications, memorial services,weddings, funerals) for people who wish to design such services as they see fit. We'll work with you on creating a fabulous wedding ceremony! Call 429-5500 and ask for more information.
HistoryProjectTodoList: find out who, when, and why, this church became gay-friendly so early.