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LGBTQIA Resource Page 

In November 2022 after two + years of discernment, learnings and conversations, Seventh Street Christian Church voted unanimously to become Open & Affirming. That means, we affirm and value all peoples of any sexual orientation or gender expressions at SSCC. 

This work does not end with a "vote," but is a catalyst for continued education and support, both internally as Christians and in our community. At SSCC you will see people of all sexual orientations in leadership and we speak to it in our preaching. We also dedicate ourselves to create thoughtful educational opportunities, supporting local LGBTQIA initiatives, and standing alongside LGBTQIA siblings in the face of injustice. 

The following page is dedicated to LGBTQIA resources that may be helpful to you or your family. If you know of additional resources or would like to partner with us, please email us using the button below. 

 

Local Resources

Diversity Richmond: is a catalyst, voice, a place and a resource that enriches and champions our diverse community, because we aspire for a vibrant, inclusive Richmond where inequality does not exist. 

Youth Resources

Side By Side:is an organization that works to ensure VA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth have an equal opportunity for success through programming, support meetings, education, and advocacy for youth and young adults ages 11-20 years.

Advocacy

Equality Virginia: advance equal rights for LGBTQ Virginians through public policy and advocacy.

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Our Church community at the AllianceQ Banquet at the August 2023 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

 

SSCC is a proud member of the AllianceQ ministry which is called to join in God’s work to transform Disciple congregations into a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church.

Upcoming 

PRIDEFEST

We will see you at 

September 14, 2024

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PRIDE Sunday

June 2, 2024    11:00 AM

We are excited to jump into Pride Month with our Pride Service called Kaleidoscope Kin-dom. We are happy to extend a warm invitation to Allied Voices - The Notables who will be sharing some special music. The Notables is a mixed-voice community of singers in Richmond, VA with a diverse ensemble that performs both acapella and accompanied repertoire.

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Flamy Grant
The Dogwood Dell

June 30, 2024 
8 PM - FREE 

 

Award-winning and Billboard-charting artist Flamy Grant is a shame-slaying, hip-swaying, singing-songwriting drag queen from western North Carolina. Her 2022 debut record, Bible Belt Baby, reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Christian Charts (the first drag performer to achieve this feat), was nominated for Best Pop Album at the San Diego Music Awards, and was named one of the Top Ten Queer Country Albums of 2023 by Rainbow Rodeo Magazine. Her single “Good Day” also debuted at #20 on the Billboard Christian digital sales chart. Flamy is a winner of the 2023 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition and a 2023 QueerX Award nominee for Best Drag Artist and has been featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, People, and more. Her music has over 750,000 streams on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon music. A powerhouse vocalist and intrepid songwriter who blends folk, gospel, and roots, Flamy drags you into a therapeutic, theatrical mix of storytelling and song.

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Church Library 

Yea, we know. Church library and LGBTQIA resources is an oxymoron - but not this library! We recently added a robust selection of modern books to help educate people of all ages. 

We also have resources of local support groups and inclusive youth programs. We invite you to check it out when you visit SSCC! 

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