Hey-- Please don't assume there is no homophobia in the UCC or that gay ministers are not harrassed/fired/hated/etc. I love the UCC but it is far from the promised land.
When you get to the level of church adminstration/politics that Rick has talked about, I have seen that IT's ALL THE SAME!! Orthodox, Liberal, Opus Dei, the Mafia...there are some sick people who ascend to the top in EVERY denomination! I think it's just the nature of organized religion.
Sure, there are more colleagues & layfolk you can be openly honest with in a denomination like the UCC, & more people to be openly understanding & supportive...but there are homophobes in sheep's clothing out there too.