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The YES! Coalition nourishes the spiritual expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving people, and our families and friends. Volunteers carry out this mission in partnership with affirming faith communities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties that welcome people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and same-gender-loving). The YES! Coalition includes over 250 faith communities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.
What does the YES! Coalition do?
The central project of the YES! Coalition is the Guide to Welcoming Congregations. The online Guide lists over 250 faith communities, including their location, contact information, and a direct link to the congregations’ websites.
While the YES! Coalition was founded in 2000, we began to reinvigorate our efforts during 2009 to gain community recognition and expand our programming. This effort revealed a wide variety opportunities for collaboration and outreach among both faith communities and LGBTQQ/SGL communities. As we look to 2010, we are working to structure ourselves to be able to take better advantage of the many opportunities before us.