The UUA’s Welcoming Congregation program is a concerted effort to ensure that ALL people are welcomed into our community. At its inception, the program was aimed at the inclusion of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It expanded to a more proactive role working to undo homophobia and transphobia in our hearts and minds, our congregations and our communities. Today, the Welcoming Congregation is expanding to embrace other groups struggling to gain acceptance and inclusion, including transgender, bisexuals and asexual communities. The Welcoming program also includes initiatives to be more intentional, incorporating diverse themes into our worship services and celebrating observances meaningful to all of these groups.