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  • Writer's pictureMeda Thompson

Why Wright Congregational Church Boise is a Safe Haven for LGBTQ+ Community

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

Wright UCC Church of Boise is a cherished safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community, embodying the principles of love, understanding, and non-judgment. The church actively fosters an environment where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feels welcomed, valued, and embraced in their spiritual journey. Reverend Heather Miner's coming out not only reflected her personal authenticity but also transformed the church into a beacon of acceptance and support for the LGBTQ+ community.


Check out our Community Spotlight and see what Reverend Heather Miner says along with a few members of the congregation.



Community Spotlight



Reverend Heather Miner Smiling

Reverend Heather Miner


"As one who fell in love in mid-life, and is in a committed relationship, with one of my gender, I know how difficult it is to be in an uncommon relationship. I also know a deep and abiding love without which my life would be so much less."

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April Alves happy in her tribe!


April Alves of Wright Congregational Church Boise


"They are a safe haven where I can be myself without judgment. In this tribe and church community, I find understanding and support in good times and bad times."

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Denise Minard smiling with welcome


Denise Minard of Wright Congregational Church Boise


"The sermon was delivered by a female pastor, new for me, and was given with such passion and conviction that I truly believed her heart was full of GOD."

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View Heather Wright's Sermon as she shares her

brave 'coming out'


Reverend Heather Miner bravely came out as a woman in a same gender relationship during a sermon at the Wright Congregational United Church of Christ in Boise. In a heartfelt and personal revelation, she shared her journey, fostering a spirit of openness and acceptance within the congregation. This courageous act not only demonstrated authenticity but also emphasized the church's commitment to inclusivity as they gave her a standing ovation after her heartfelt 'coming out'.

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