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LGBTQIA+ Affirming Churches in Ohio

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

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


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.


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