You are invited to participate in UURMaPA’s UU Rainbow History Project

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019, the UU Retired Ministers and Partners Association is sponsoring a new history project and two conferences focused on the history and stories of LGBTQIA ministers, their partners, and allies.

The UU Rainbow History Project is beginning by collecting memories, photographs, sermons and other memorabilia for this website and social media. As we gain a fuller understanding of our history, we will be working on assembling a book to document this significant turning point in UU history. And, all of the materials we gather will be placed in the UU archives. To contribute your stories and other materials, please contact Dorothy Emerson, Coordinator, at or 339-206-0829.

We will also be gathering resources at two upcoming UURMaPA conferences, “Celebrating the Rainbow.” The first will be held at the Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels TX, February 17-20, 2019.

Keynote: Keith Kron, Director of the Transitions Office and former Director of the UUA Office of BGLT Concerns. Theresa Novak, Minister Emerita of the UU Church of Ogden UT, will share her Odyssey.

The four-day, three-night conference includes stories from living pioneers of the LGBTQIA movement, workshops, and other activities. UUMA members and partners of retirement age may register for the full conference even if they are not formally retired. Ministers, aspirants, and partners of any age are also invited to register for the main program day on Feb. 18. See details and registration form at

The second conference will be held Oct. 7-10, 2019, at Wisdom House in Litchfield CT. Details and registration forms will be available Spring 2019.

We hope you will join us at these conferences and/or contribute your memories and materials to the process of recognizing our amazing history as Unitarian Universalists of transformation into a truly welcoming faith community.

The project is supported in part by a grant from the UU Funding Program.