Positive spaces, that is to say LGBTQ-affirming places of worship, support the human rights of LGBTQ-identified persons and their families and condemn the exclusion, discrimination, emotional abuse and physical violence to which members of the LGBTQ communities continue to be subjected.
Here are some places of worship in Hamilton that identify themselves as being affirming or positive spaces of worship.
Church of the Resurrection
Location: 435 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, Ontario
Contact: 905-389-1942, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christ’s Church Cathedral
Location: 252 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario
Affiliated with: Integrity Niagara (http://integritycanada.org/contact.html)
Grace Lutheran Church
Location: 1107 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario
Contact: 905-527-0877, email@example.com
Centenary United Church
Location: 24 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario
St. Andrew’s United Church
Location: 479 Upper Paradise Rd, Hamilton, Ontario
The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
Location: 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, ON
Contact: 905-527-8441; firstname.lastname@example.org
Westdale United Church
Location: 99 North Oval, Hamilton, Ontario
Contact: email@example.com; 905-528-4215
• Information on the Bible: http://www.mcctoronto.com/Resources/the_bible.htm
• Transcript from July 12, 2002 Ontario Superior Court of Justice Decision
• The ruling of this decision stated that denying same-sex couples the equal right to marry is unconstitutional.
• Transcript from the June 10, 2003 Ontario Court of Appeal Decision
• The ruling of this decision upheld the ruling of a lower court in declaring the definition of marriage as a heterosexual-only term as a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom.