Grace Cathedral welcomes people of all sexualities and people who are cis, trans, intersex and non-binary into our life and leadership. The cathedral has a great history around justice for queer San Franciscans through our work in the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s and our work on LGBTQi equality within the Episcopal Church. We have also been at the forefront of women’s rights and have proudly marched in the Women’s Marches since 2017. We host conversations on gender violence and women’s reproductive and working rights, and are thoughtful about the gender language we use in worship.
On this page, we provide information about gender justice activities and events at Grace Cathedral and in our community.
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The Equality Act
The Cathedral’s social justice working group is tracking the progress of gender justice legislation pending before the U.S. Congress that addresses both LGBTQi and women’s rights. The Equality Act is a bill introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2021 that would prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics including intersex traits. It would apply to employment, housing, education, public accommodations, federally funded programs, access to credit, jury service, and other areas of American life. The Equality Act would significantly increase both women’s and LGBTQi rights and protections in at least 25 states. The Equality Act passed the House of Representatives in 2021 and is pending before the Senate. The Episcopal Church supports the Equality Act. For more information, see the Episcopal Church’s official statement on the Equality Act.
Learn more about social justice and social outreach at Grace Cathedral.