For more than four decades, Integrity USA has been working for the full equality of LGBTQ people in every part of the Episcopal Church. We pray that through our work the church will become a beacon of God’s love and radical inclusion to the world around us.
Integrity works both to changes the policies of the wider church, and to encourage and enable local congregations to intentionally open their doors to LGBTQ people and their allies. We also work to education the general public, especially LGBTQ folks about the inclusive welcome of The Episcopal Church.
During the 2015 General Convention, the official position of The Episcopal Church on same-gender marriage became that being a same-gender couple was not an impediment to being married in The Episcopal Church. Marriage ceremonies were adopted, including rendering the marriage rite in the Book of Common Prayer “gender neutral.” Appropriate canonical changes were also adopted. While there is still much to be done to insure full equality of LGBTQ persons in the church, this was a major step forward.
We invite you to be a part of our work – as a member, as a leader, as a supporter. Connect with Oregon’s chapter of Integrity in their Facebook group.