Rev. Michael Piazza


Michael S. Piazza is a spiritual visionary, author and social justice advocate who currently serves as Dean of the Cathedral of Hope, the world’s largest liberal Christian church with a primary outreach to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people. Under Rev. Piazza's courageous leadership, the Cathedral of Hope is making religious history by reclaiming Christianity as a faith of extravagant grace, radical inclusion and relentless compassion.

The Advocate magazine named Rev. Piazza one of the most influential people in the gay and lesbian movement (August 1999). He has five published books, Holy Homosexuals, Rainbow Family Values, Mourning to Morning and Growth or Death, and the recently published Queeries: Questions Lesbians and Gays have for God. Rev. Piazza and his partner Bill have been together since 1980 and have two daughters.

(This biographical statement provided by Michael Piazza.)

Biography Date: December, 2004

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United Church of Christ/Congregational Church | Author/editor | Clergy Activist | Piazza, Michael


“Rev. Michael Piazza | Profile”, LGBTQ Religious Archives Network, accessed May 27, 2024, https://lgbtqreligiousarchives.org/profiles/michael-piazza.


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