Partners In Harmony

Believe Out Loud

During this current health crisis, GMCW is proud to support Believe Out Loud in its online presentation of Easter services. Believe Out Loud was created in 2008 to encourage Christian clergy to voice their affirmation for LGBTQ+ people. As a program of Intersections International – a non-profit organization and the global social justice ministry of the Collegiate Church of New York, Believe Out Loud has grown into a community of thousands of LGBTQ+ people of faith and allies who together create space – literally and spiritually – for all of us to live full, authentic and free lives like we believe all humans should be able to. This year, Believe Out Loud will host an online Easter service at, to take place on Easter Sunday at 10:00am Eastern Time. Music for the service will include inspirational favorites sung by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC.

Partners in Harmony

The GMCW mission to champion equality includes honoring and promoting others whose mission enhances and complements our own. In a world where religious leaders and their organizations have too often embodied the oppression and rejection that many of us have suffered, we rejoice to notice the growing number of synagogues, congregations, churches, and other religious organizations that welcome, enfold, and celebrate LGBTQ persons.

Sometimes at great risk to the respect and support of their own traditions, sometimes in prophetic roles in their communities, sometimes as quietly and naturally as living out their core values, these groups are a rich source of meaning, community, service and worship for many of our singers and audience members.

We proudly list them here as our PARTNERS IN HARMONY. We recommend them to any who are looking for a faith community to call home.

To be included in future editions of this list, please contact C. Paul Heins, associate conductor, at or contact the Chorus office at 202.293.1548.

Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church -
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation -
All Souls Church Unitarian -
All Souls Episcopal Church -
Arlington Presbyterian Church -
Augustana Lutheran Church -
Bet Mishpachah -
Bethel United Church of Christ -
Bethesda United Church of Christ -
Bethlehem Lutheran Church -
Beverley Hills Community United Methodist Church -
Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Church -
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church -
Capitol Hill United Methodist Church -
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church -
Center for Spiritual Living - Metro -
Christ Congregational Church -
Christ Episcopal Church Kensington -
Church of the Ascension -
The Church of the Epiphany -
Church of the Pilgrims -
Clarendon Presbyterian Church -
Commonwealth Baptist Church -
Congregation Ner Shalom -
Dignity Washington -
Dumbarton United Methodist Church -
Emmanuel Episcopal Church -
Fairlington Presbyterian Church -
Fairlington United Methodist Church -
The Falls Church Episcopal -
First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC -
First Christian Church of Falls Church -
First Congregational United Church of Christ -
Foundry United Methodist Church -
Friends Meeting of Washington (Quaker) -
Georgetown Lutheran Church -
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church -
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church -
Hope United Church of Christ -
Immanuel Presbyterian Church -
Kol Ami: Northern Virginia Jewish Reconstructionist Community -
Little River United Church of Christ - 
Luther Place Memorial Church -
Lutheran Church of the Reformation -
Many Voices -
Metropolitan Community Church of Washington -
Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church -
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church -
National City Christian Church -
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church -
Oaklands Presbyterian Church -
Rising Sun Outreach Ministry -
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation -
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ -
St. Alban's Episcopal Church -
St. Anne's Episcopal Church -
St. George's Episcopal Church, Glenn Dale Parish -
St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish -
St. Luke's Episcopal Church -
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church -
St. Mark's Episcopal Church -
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church -
St. Michael's Episcopal Church -
St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church -
St. Thomas’ Parish Episcopal Church -
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church -
Temple Rodef Shalom -
Tikkun Leil Shabbat -
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington -
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax -
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville -
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling -
The United Church - Die Vereinigte Kirche -
Unity Fellowship Church of Washington, DC -
Unity of Fairfax -
Universalist National Memorial Church -
Washington National Cathedral -
Westminster Presbyterian Church -