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Celebrating 40 years as a non-profit group, Metropolitan Community Church of New York is one of New York City’s oldest LGBT charitable organizations. MCCNY is dedicated to providing a spiritual home and safe space to all people, regardless of background, creed or sexual orientation.

Beginning in 1985, MCCNY reached beyond preaching safe space and security and began feeding the underprivileged and those living with HIV and AIDS. Today the program has expanded into the Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry which provides 550 bag lunches and 250 bags of groceries per week to people in need.

With the acquisition of our current home in 1993, MCCNY became the first LGBT organization to purchase land in New York City.

In 2002, MCCNY began sheltering LGBT runaway and homeless youth. Today, the services provided by Homeless Youth Services: Sylvia’s Place give shelter, food, security and social services to nearly 1,000 young people annually.

In 2009, MCCNY took our message of creating safe space and tolerance internationally with the establishment of a church extension in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Today, The Global Justice Institute provides support and assistance to LGBT people in many countries, including Uganda, Pakistan and China.

MCCNY has a reputation as one of the most respected and honored LGBT organizations, having received recognition from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City Council, national media agencies including

The New York Times and The Huffington Post as well as other charitable organizations such as Heritage of Pride and GMHC. Despite its fine reputation and its four decades of continuous service, MCCNY still lacks a formal endowment to guarantee the promise of a safe space for all people, both locally and globally.