Integrity NYC-Metro is the local chapter of IntegrityUSA, the Episcopal Church's ministry by and for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people and those who love them. If you are looking for a church home, we can help you choose one where you will feel not only safe but valued and included. If you belong to a congregation and wish to make it more welcoming, we offer workshops and access to educational materials. If you are looking to meet others and make a difference, we plan social activities, service projects, themed worship services and coordinated Episcopal participation in pride and other community events.

A Bridge Too Far for NJ’s Trans Population… For Now

Attention on New Jersey’s traffic problems kept another story largely out of the headlines, but for the state’s trans* population, its effects will last a lot longer than four days. On January 13th, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed trans* or intersex folks to change the … Continue reading

No One is Free Until We All Are Free: Reflections on MLK Weekend

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King famously said “no one is free until we are all free”. I have been thinking about this quote a lot over the past few weeks and months. The LGBT movement for equality has made major strides in North America and Europe over the past … Continue reading

Requiescat in Pace: Marilyn Ann Croneberger

Integrity NYC-Metro is saddened to share news of the death on December 26th of Marilyn Ann Croneberger, the wife of the Right Rev. John Palmer Croneberger, the ninth Bishop of Newark, following a prolonged illness. Bishop and Mrs. Croneberger were avid friends of the LGBT community in our area, supporting … Continue reading

2013 Christmastide Service Guide

As a service to the LGBT community in our area, below is the holiday service schedule for our Proud Parish Partners and Believe Out Loud Episcopal Congregations in the Dioceses of New York and Newark. Diocese of New York The Diocese of New York comprises Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island … Continue reading

LGBT Center Women’s Event Honors Actress, Activists

On Sunday, November 23rd, the LGBT Center in New York City held its 16th annual Women’s Event at the Edison Ballroom, the largest lesbian-focused fund raiser on the east coast.  This year’s honorees included: Laverne Cox, star of the popular Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.  Laverne is … Continue reading

Presiding Bishops of Episcopal Church and ELCA Publish Joint Statement for World AIDS Day

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, published a joint statement in recognition of World AIDS Day, which falls on December 1st (the First Sunday of Advent this year). The … Continue reading

Integrity NYC-Metro Planning Mardi Gras Ball

Integrity NYC-Metro is exploring plans for a fancy-dress ball this winter to help fund-raise for the Episcopal presence at the annual Pride march in June. We are currently seeking to gauge the interest of individuals and parishes in attending and helping to promote such an event, which would likely take … Continue reading

Transgender Day of Remembrance at Redeemer: Morristown

Our Proud Parish Partners at the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown honored the lives of those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice on Sunday, November 17 at the 10:30 a.m. service. Candles were lit to represent each of the 49 lives lost over the last … Continue reading

Church Task Force on Marriage Gives Initial Report

The Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage, enabled by Resolution A050 at the 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, today issued a report on its work so far. “We’re making enormous progress on the broad charge we’ve been given, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment … Continue reading