Inclusive Louisiana

Inclusive Louisiana is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and our straight friends. Its mission is to inspire and equip the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, its congregations and members, to proclaim and embody God’s all-inclusive love for LGBTQ persons and those who love them.

Our mission commits us to……

* a network of congregations that extend themselves in welcoming LGBT people

* pastorally sensitive care for LGBT people in dealing with spiritual concerns

* the spiritual empowerment of LGBT people

* sharing the Good News of Christ

* witness and education

* advocacy for the full inclusion of LGBT people throughout the Church

We can help you find an Episcopal Church where you will feel at home, meet other LGBT Episcopalians, and help our church minister to LGBT persons.

We host support services as well as virtual and in-person events each year including:

• Presence at Baton Rouge and New Orleans Pride
• Monthly Support Group
• Yearly Spiritual Retreat
• Respond pastorally to inquiries via email and phone calls
• Connections with LGBTQ-friendly congregations
• Provides education opportunities with congregations and diocesan institutions
• Support the Santa Marta Anglican Center for LGBTQ+ Youth and  Young Adults in El Salvador

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Open Table Eucharist

You are invited! Please join Inclusive Louisiana, the LGBTQ+ ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, will host an Open Table eucharist and reception in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Upstairs Lounge Fire.

Monday, November 27, 2023
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. George’s Episcopal Church [4600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115]
Presider: The Rev. Stephanie Fox, Rector, St. George’s Episcopal Church, New Orleans


Inclusive Louisiana Board

  • Anita Byrne (St. James, Baton Rouge), co-chair
  • The Rev. David Casey (Church of the Annunciation, New Orleans, and Mount Olivet, New Orleans)
  • The Very Rev. Tommy Dillon (St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge), co-chair
  • Will Harp (Diocese of Western Louisiana)
  • Rhys Lombardo (Trinity Church, New Orleans)
  • Deacon Luigi Mandile (St. Anna’s, New Orleans)
  • Michael Parham (Diocese of Western Louisiana)
  • The Rev. John Pitzer (Trinity Church, New Orleans)
  • The Rev. Canon Allison Reid (The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and St. Mark’s, Harvey)