rainbow chaliceOur Interweave Group has the following mission: "We are a spiritual home to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people, their families and allies to nurture social connections; educate ourselves and others; and advocate for social justice. Interweave provides a welcoming presence and gathering place for LGBTQIA people, their families and allies.  Our purpose is transformation within ourselves, the Congregation, and the greater community." All are welcome.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, or if you would like to be added to the Interweave list serve to receive timely announcements of our activities. 

Look for details for Interweave events on the Interweave Facebook page, in the UUAA monthly newsletter, Sunday bulletins and on the Congregation's Facebook page.

 

Support for Trans People

On Jan 15th, 2020, the UUAA Interweave group supported the social media campaign #TransphobiaIsASin created by the co-editors of the #BlackTransPrayerBook (@jmaseiii & @ladydanefe), an interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black transgender and gender nonconforming contributors.

UUAA congregants were encouraged to pose for photos holding up signs supporting trans people.  The project was started as way to call attention to, and disrupt the religious violence trans people experience everyday (especially for Black/Brown & Trans people). The photos were posted on Facebook with the hashtag #TransphobiaIsASin

 

 

Support for Marriage Equality

On June 1st, 2014 our congregation became the first UU faith community in Michigan to affirm marriage equality by congregational vote. The following affirmation was approved unanimously:

As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. As individuals, we speak out to ensure equal justice for all who live and love in Michigan and beyond. As a Congregation, we support efforts to strengthen families and protect children. As a Welcoming Congregation, we support an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. And, because marriage is held in honor among the blessings in life, we, the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, stand on the side of love in support of Marriage Equality."

 December, 2014 Interfaith Service of Affirmation:

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