LGBTQIA+ Affirming Churches in Ohio

Congregations on this list are known to LOVEboldly to be intentionally affirming of LGBTQIA+ people. When we use the term "affirming," we are referring to churches that hold a sexual ethic wherein God blesses committed same-sex sexual relationships and diverse gender identities. This list is neither exhaustive nor is it a guarantee that every LGBTQIA+ person and their allies will be welcomed in these communities. Congregations are groups of people, and though we try, people sometimes hurt other people, even unintentionally. If you know of a congregation that is missing, please contact Ben Huelskamp


🤝 Member of the LOVEboldly Partner Church Program

🏳️‍🌈 One or more openly LGBTQIA+ clergy or lay leaders


Bexley
Cincinnati

Columbus
Dayton
Delaware
Dublin, OH
Hamilton, OH
Hilliard, OH
Kettering, OH
Lewis Center, OH
Maineville, OH
Reynoldsburg, OH
Westerville, OH
Wilmington, OH
Congregations in Northern Kentucky

🌈 – Denotes a congregation or ministry with at least one openly LGBTQIA+ leader

🤝 – Denotes a congregation or ministry which is part of LOVEboldly Church Partner Program


We recognize that there are many wonderful churches in Ohio that hold a traditional sexual ethic (also known as Side B) and want to welcome LGBTQIA+ people into their congregations. However, for the purposes of this list, we are not including churches that have a "welcoming, but not affirming" sexual ethic wherein God does not bless committed same-sex sexual relationships or diverse gender identities.