Toledo is a city with a strong sense of Pride. We believe that everyone deserves the right to experience our culturally rich art, sports, and nightlife scenes. No matter how they identify themselves. In our diverse climate, we strive to make people feel free and safe to express themselves as they see fit at any of our bars, clubs, restaurants, and other attractions.
The Human Rights Campaign gives Toledo a score of 89 out of 100 on their Municipal Equality Index. Of course, our goal is ultimately to have a perfect score, and to get there we are dedicated to using our most visible outlets to drive education and progress. To that end, Toledo’s world famous Mud Hens hosted a Pride Night in August that featured live entertainment, great food, and an inviting atmosphere across the entire Hensville block and across all of downtown.
Toledo is proud to host Toledo Pride, Northwest Ohio’s largest and most recognized event for the LGBTQIA community. The Toledo Pride event, a two-day celebration held each August in downtown Toledo, features the best in local and national entertainment, a Pride Parade and many Pride-related events and activities.
In 2015, same-sex marriage became legal in Ohio. We welcome anyone wishing to tie the knot in Toledo to look into our wonderful venues. Among the many options are the Metroparks of the Toledo Area, which make for a beautiful natural backdrop, or the newly renovated Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel with its distinctive, contemporary aesthetic and size that can accommodate even the largest parties.
Welcoming Places of Worship
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) - 419-382-1956
BROADMEAD QUAKER MEETING (QUAKER) - 419-885-0441 - broadmead.quaker.org
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (UMC) - 419-241-7729 - www.centraltoledo.org
CONGREGATION ETZ CHAYIM (ORTHODOX JEWISH) - 419-473-2401 - www.etzchayimtoledo.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH(PRESBYTERIAN) - 419-352-5176 - www.bgpresb.org
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF TOLEDO (UU) - 419-381-6999 - www.uutoledo.org
GREAT HEARTLAND BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF TOLEDO (BUDDHIST) - 419-861-1163 - www.buddhisttempleoftoledo.org
HAMPTON PARK CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DOC) - 419-473-1321
HINDU TEMPLE OF TOLEDO (HINDU) - 419-843-4440 - www.hindutempleoftoledo.org
HOLY CROSS REFORMED CATHOLIC CHURCH (REFORMED CATHOLIC) - 866-769-0075 - www.reformedcatholic.org
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (CATHOLIC) - www.holyspirittoledo.org
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) - 419-536-8383 - www.hopetoledo.net
MAUMEE VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION (UU) - 419-343-2292 - www.mvuuc.org
NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH (PAGAN/WICCAN) - www.newhopefindlay.org
PARK CHURCH UCC - 419-382-5654 - www.parkchurchucc.org
REDEEMER LUTHERAN (ELCA) - 419-536-3781
SALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) - 419-243-2345 - www.salemlutherantoledo.org
LUCAS LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) - 419-243-8189 - www.stlucastoledo.org
PAUL'S LUTHERAN (ELCA) - 419-243-4214 - www.stpaulstoledo.org
SYLVANIA UCC (UCC) - 419-882-0048 - www.sylvaniaucc.org
TEMPLE CONGREGATION SHOMER EMUNIM (REFORM JUDAISM) - 419-885-3341 - www.templese.com
TOLEDO CAMPUS MINISTRY (PCUSA) - 419-536-4865 - www.facebook.com/toledocampusministry
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH (EPISCOPAL) - 419-243-1231 - www.trinitytoledo.org
UNITY SCHOOL OF CHRISTIANITY - 419-537-1001 - www.unityoftoledo.org
THE VILLAGE CHURCH (UCC/UMC) - 419-469-8824 - www.villageohio.org
TOTALLY AWESOME VILLAGE YOUTH GROUP (TAVYG) - 419-469-8824