4880 Elmer Derr Rd
Frederick, MD 21703
October 26, 2022
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An open, inclusive pagan community based out of the Frederick Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick in Frederick, MD.
The Frederick Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick follows the model of other Universalist Unitarian groups that prioritize the inclusivity and acceptance of others as the mission of their faith. Several members of the Frederick CUUPS has worked with EQLOCO for years, including one of the church's leaders acting as a faith leader at the 2022 Loudoun LGBTQ Interfaith Vigil and the Equality Allies Faith Coordinator. This group is full of fantastic people who are welcoming, kind, and affirming.
Question: How many of your employees or volunteers are members of the LGBTQ+ community?
Answer: More than 10%
Question: Are your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers provided or required to utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?
Answer: Not Applicable
Question: How often do you believe your leadership, human resources, employees, or volunteers utilize LGBTQ-specific training or educational content each year?
Answer: Not Applicable
Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for all of your employees, staff, and volunteers?
Answer: We have used references from LGBTQ+ organizations to build our policies and procedures.
Question: Do you feel that your policies and procedures cover LGBTQ-specific needs for your those who rely on your service?
Answer: We have worked directly with an LGBTQ+ organization to create our policies and procedures.
Question: How well do you feel that you and your staff are doing at creating an accepting and affirming presence for the LGBTQ+ community?
Answer: We have year-round shows of support that are specifically affirming or positive for the LGBTQ+ community.
Place of Worship Survey
Question: Please list the title or denomination that best suits your place of worship.
Answer: Commissioned Lay Minister Candidate
Question: How long has your congregation been LGBTQ+ friendly?
Answer: 60+ years
Question: Please describe ways in which you ensure that queer individuals, couples, and families are made to feel welcomed in your space.
Answer: We reject the gender binary, and intentionally have created a celebratory, affirming environment for our LGBTQIA+ community. Intolerance is not tolerated.
Question: Please indicate which of the following are TRUE for your place of worship:
Answer: We prohibit anti-queer messaging or scripture to be taught., We accept queer individuals as members of our place of worship., We have intervened in support of a queer individual on behalf of our faith., We perform same-sex marriages., We allow queer people to serve in leadership in our place of worship., We perform marriages involving transgender individuals., We accept queer people to serve as mentors or godparents., We accept and support queer parents (whether through adoption or biological means)., We accept and support queer youth and affirm their place in our place of worship., We support transgender children seeking transition-related healthcare.
Question: Does your facility have a non-gendered bathroom available or a trans-inclusive bathroom policy?
Question: Do you host an LGBTQ+ inclusive youth program?
Question: Do you provide LGBTQ+ inclusive literature, books, or other materials within your youth program(s)?
Question: Does your Youth Program discuss families other than hetero normative make-ups?
Question: Does your congregation make donations to LGBTQ+ organizations and, if Yes, which ones?
Answer: Yes, unsure of which.
Question: Please elaborate on your faith’s view of same-sex relationships:
Answer: Love is love. All gender expressions and types of families are welcome.
Question: Does your congregation believe that gender identity (being transgender or non-binary) or sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc) are immutable characteristics imbued by God or are they influenced, changed, or chosen based on man-made behaviors, decisions, and beliefs?
Answer: We accept people as they are, and celebrate our diversity.