The Episcopal Church General Convention has passed multiple statements affirming LGBT people, although support varies by diocese and congreation. IntegrityUSA advances LGBT-inclusion throughout the EC.
The Episcopal Church ordained its first openly gay priest in 1989 and in 1994 passed a resolution that affirmed LGB persons could be ordained. In 2012, the Church gave full protection to trans people entering the ordination process.
In 2009, the Episcopal General Convention made room for Bishops to permit priests to marry/bless same-gender couples; today 19 dioceses permit priests to do so. in 2012, the Church adopted an official rite of blessing for same-sex couples.