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Think “LGBT” and “organized religion” don’t go together? They do in the District. Many denominations offer LGBT-friendly services across the DMV: Dignity/Washington provides inclusive worship services and commitment ceremonies in Dupont Circle and Alexandria; All Souls Memorial Episcopal in Woodley Park, the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill, and the Riverside Baptist Church along the Southwest waterfront all offer LGBTQ-inclusive services, as does the Friends Meeting of D.C. Metropolitan Community Church offers Protestant services in Mount Vernon and Fairfax, and Bet Mishpachah holds a queer Shabbat at the Jewish Community Center. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and the Universalist National Memorial Church in Logan Circle also boast LGBTQ-heavy sermons and congregations.

Oh, or did you think we were going to talk about the other gay church? That’s right: brunch. Level One and Nellie’s, two long-established gay hotspots, both made OpenTable’s national best-of brunch list, and drag brunch at Perry’s Restraunt in Adams Morgan is a D.C. tradition. So however you choose to worship, D.C.’s hallowed halls will be ready and waiting. Can I get an amen?