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Boston Area

Beth El Temple Center

Address: 2 Concord Avenue Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: (617)484-6668
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender according to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Congregation B'nai

Phone: 617-244-0900
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender according to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Boston Jewish Spirit

Phone: (617)983-1200
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender according to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Cambridge Welcoming Ministries

Address: 14 Chapel St. Somerville MA 02144
Phone: (617) 846- 0708
"Cambridge Welcoming Ministries is an open and affirming, United Methodist progressive faith community dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of God’s love with all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight persons."
(Link Checked 8/11)

Congregation Kehillath Israel

Address:384 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617)277-9155
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender according to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Dignity/Boston

Phone: 617.421.1915
Email: dignityinfo@dignityboston.org
"Dignity/Boston is a progressive, inclusive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics and our allies" (Link Checked 8/11)


First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Address: 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: 781-648-3799
(Link Checked 8/11)

The First Church in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist

Address: 3 Church Street, Harvard Square - Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-876-7772
"We welcome people of all beliefs, ages, classes, colors, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions."
(Link Checked 8/11)

First Church Somerville

Phone: (617) 625-6485
Address: 89 College Ave Somerville, MA 02144
(Link Checked 8/11)

Hope Central Church

Address: 85 Seaverns Avenue Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617.522.0600 church office
Phone: 617.524.3343 pastor's office
Notes: They even read a statement before every service stating that they are welcoming of all kinds of people including people of different gender identity and expression. (Link Checked 8/11)


Metropolitan Community Church Boston

This is a congregation within the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. The UFMCC was founded in 1968 as a faith community of gay, lesbian, transgendered, and bisexual people; based on the precept that "God has no step-children." 131 Cambridge Street in Boston 6:00pm every Sunday

A free community of women and men united for the study and practice of universal religion, seeking to apply ethical ideals to individual life and the democratic and cooperative principle to all forms of social and economic life. Each Sunday from September through June, we hold a Sunday Service.

MIT Chapel

Worship is on Sunday mornings in the MIT chapel at 11:00 a.m.
(Link Checked 8.11)

Moishe House Boston/ Kavod Jewish Social Justice House

Address: 165 Winthrop Road Brookline, MA
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Metropolitan Community Church of Boston

Old West Church
131 Cambridge Street, Boston
Phone: 617.973.0404
Email: church@mccboston.org
(Link Checked 8/11)

Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue

Address: 43 Lochstead Ave Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Phone: 617 522 3618 Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Old South Church

Address: 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-536-1970
Notes: MTPC intern talked with a committee member who stated that all of the church staff is great regarding diversity but a few congregates that might not be welcoming to a trans person.
(Link Checked 8/11)

LGBT Meditation Group

Previously the Queer Buddhist Fellowship. Welcoming the GLBT community. Queer Buddhist programs will include group meditation, dharma talks, videos, discussion and socializing. Meditation instruction will be offered to all those requesting it. Check website for dates.
Shambhala Center of Boston, 646 Brookline Ave., Brookline Village
http://boston.shambhala.org/community/location/, Brookline Village stop on the Green line, E branch

(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Saint Cecilia Parish

Phone: (617) 536-4548
Address: 18 Belvidere St. Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(Link Checked 8/11)

St. James Church Cambridge

St. James's Episcopal Church
1991 Massachusetts Ave.,Cambridge, MA
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
rector@stjames-cambridge.org
(617) 547-4070
(Link Checked 8/11)

Temple Beth Zion

Address: 1566 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617)566-8171
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Temple Israel

Address: 477 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617)566-3960
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal)

The Sunday morning congregation at the Cathedral is a small rather motley crew. We're not the powerful people of the Diocese but rather a ragtag group of all kinds of folk who come together for community and worship. We have lots of people of color (Africans, African-Americans, Afro-Carribeans), lefties, people who work in human services, academics, poor, middle class. While we have only a small number of queer folk, we do have some trans folks, and we would welcome more. We've got great music, really good preaching, and offer liturgical worship which doesn't confuse the trappings with what they're pointed at. We're the building across from Park Street Station that looks like a bank or a Greek temple. Join us at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. Come as you are. We wouldn't have it any other way.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

United Parish in Brookline

Address: 210 Harvard St. Brookline, MA 02446
(Link Checked 8/11)

North of Boston

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Address: 34 Alder Street Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: (781) 893-3087
(Link Checked 8/11)

South of Boston

Agudas Achim Congregation

Address: 901 N. Main Street Attleboro, MA 0270
Phone: (508)222-2243
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Temple Beth Abraham

Address: 1301 Washington Street Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781)828-5250
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Temple Beth David of the South Shore

Address: 1060 Randolph Street Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781)828-2275
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Beth Emunah

Address: 479 Torrey StreetBrockton, MA 02421
Phone: (508)583-581
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church

Address: 34 Dix Street Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: (781) 729-5056

Clinton Presbyterian Church

Address: 169 Chestnut Street
Clinton, MA 01510
Phone: 978-365-6864

East Longmeadow United Methodist Church

Address: 215 Somers Road East Longmeadow MA
Phone Number: (413) 525-7416
Notes: "We welcome people of every age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic condition, family structure, and physical or mental ability into the full participation of this congregation. We are called by God to raise the level of hope for those who have been marginalized and singled out for exclusion, including our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender sisters and brothers".
(Link Checked 8/11)

Feeding Hills Congregational Church United Church of Christ

Address: 21 North Westfield Street Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Phone: 413-786-5061
Notes: " We further promise to protect against any prejudice, including neglect of, harassment of or violence against any group in our society, whether they are people of color, ethnic groups, religious groups, elderly, children, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people, or persons with handicaps. We promise to advocate for basic human rights for all people." (Link Checked 8/11)

First Congregational Church - UCC

Address: 906 Main Street Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone:413-458-4273
Email: Office@firstchurchwilliamstown.org (Link Checked 8/11)

First Congregational Church of Holliston

(Link Checked 8/11)

Grace Congregational United Church of Christ

Address: 76 Salem End Road Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-872-3342
Notes: We believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people share with all others that worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as members and participants of Grace Church through affirmation of faith. As members of the Body of Christ and of Grace Church, lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender people are expected and encouraged to share in liturgy, life, all levels of employment, and leadership of the congregation
.(Link Checked 8/11)

St. John's Episcopal Church, Ashfield, MA

Address: Main and South Streets
Ashfield, MA 01330
Phone: (413)628-4402
Email: StJohnsAshfield@verizon.net
(Link Checked 8/11)

Temple Shaare Tefilah

Phone: 781 762 8670
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Temple Sinai Sharon

Address: 25 Canton Street Sharon, MA 0206
Phone: (781)784-6081
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

Lutheran Church Of Redeemer

Address: 60 Forest Park Road
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Phone: 781-933-4600
(Link Checked 8/11)

Tifereth Israel Congregation

Address: 145 Brownell Avenue New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508)997-3171
Rabbi/senior clergy would be supportive of congregants coming out as transgender According to Keshet
(Link Checked 8/11)

New Hope United Methodist Church

Previously First United Methodist Church of North Adams & Williamstown
Phone: 413.458.3183 Email: info@umcwilliamstown.org or pastorkim@umcwilliamstown.org (Link Checked 8/11)

Wellesley Congregational Church

Address:2 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 781-235-1988
(Link Checked 8/11)

Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ

Address: 1 Tob Hill Road Westhampton, MA 01027 Phone:(413) 527-4204 Email: westhamptonchurchucc@comcast.net (Link Checked 8/11)

East of Boston

United Parish of Auburndale

Address: 64 Hancock Street Newton, Massachusetts 02466
Phone: 617-964-8516
(Link Checked 8/11)

West of Boston

Belchertown United Church of Christ

Phone: 413-323-7442
(Link Checked 8/11)

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Address: 21 Stratford Street West Roxbury, MA 02132 Phone: 617.323.1440 Email: info@emmanuelwr.org

The First Parish of Bolton

Phone: 978-779-6427
(Link Checked 8/11)

Hadwen Park Congregational Church

Address: 6 Clover Street Worcester, MA 01603
Telephone: 508-752-7489
Email: theplaceofgrace@aol.com
Notes: "We believe that all people of every age, physical or mental ability, body image, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, social-economic background, family construct and faith tradition are equal in the eyes of God and this congregation".
(Link Checked 8/11)

Lake View Congregational Church

Phone: (508) 756-5857 Address: 115 Coburn Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
"We welcome into full membership and participation in the Body of Christ persons of every race, ethnic background, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, socio-economic background, marital status and faith background."
(Link Checked 8/11)

United Parish of Auburndale

Address: 64 Hancock Street Newton, Massachusetts 02466
Phone: 617-964-8516
(Link Checked 8/11)

Cape Cod

Falmouth Jewish Congregation

7 Hatchville Road East Falmouth, MA 02536 508-540-0602
(Link Checked 6.28.11)


Websites

Trans Faith

Provides information and articles about faith and spirituality
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

The Institute for Welcoming Resources

IWR’s mission is to create resources that support the unconditional welcome of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and their families in the church home of their choice.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Interfaith Working Group

Religious Opinion on Social Issues
Website maintained for archive only.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

Faith in America

The mission of Faith In America, Inc. is the emancipation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from bigotry disguised as religious truth. The world’s great religious traditions practiced within the United States of America emphasize the love of neighbor as well as the love of God.
(Link Checked 6.28.11)

  • Trans Toarah
    TransTorah helps people of all genders to fully access and transform Jewish tradition, and helps Jewish communities to be welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders.


(Link Checked 6.28.11)

See also http://www.t-vox.org/index.php?title=Places_of_worship For listings of trans welcoming places of worship
(Link Checked 6.28.11)