Situated in Greenwich Village, less than a mile from Stonewall, First Presbyterian Church has long supported the LGBTQ community. Since the 1980s, the church has hosted the Pride water table, handing out thousands of cups of water to marchers in the annual Heritage of Pride march that passes in front of our church on 5th Avenue.

FPC is an open and inclusive church, and also a proud member of More Light Presbyterians, an organization that is working toward the full participation of LGBTQ people throughout the Presbyterian Church (USA) and society.

Our LGBTQ Action Group provides a space for congregants who are passionate about LGBTQ concerns to think together about what steps we can take to create a more welcoming and safe space for LGBTQ persons in the church and the world. The group creates opportunities for the larger congregation – LGBTQ persons and allies – for fellowship and community-building, to stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ partner organizations, and to think together about how to best provide a place of welcome at First Presbyterian Church.

Ways to Get Involved

  • LGBTQ Brunches after worship
  • Sign up to volunteer at Hetrick-Martin Institute with fellow congregants
  • Volunteer to serve water at the Pride March in June
  • Attend the FPC Pride Cocktail Party on June
  • Join the LGBTQ Action Group – meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Join our AIDS Walk Team
  • Let us know you’re interested in getting involved here so we can contact you.

Partner Organizations

Please follow the links below to learn more about our partner organizations in the LGBTQ program and to find out how you can get more involved with their work individually!

Hetrick-Martin Institute

More Light Presbyterians

Not So Churchy


Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)