St. Stephen’s has been officially recognized as a “Believe Out Loud” congregation by Integrity USA. “Believe Out Loud” is a program for Episcopal parishes that publicly welcome and affirm LGBT people — and have solidified that support through a process of self-examination and the adoption of a welcoming statement. The following welcoming statement was adopted by the Vestry of St. Stephen’s Cathedral:
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral welcomes all people to join us in worship, fellowship, and service, regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, capability or circumstances of life.
Integrity USA is an Episcopal LGBTQ organization that proclaims and embodies the all-inclusive love of God through worship, education, and advocacy. Integrity envisions a church where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions are welcomed and affirmed.