March with “United in Spirit” in the
San Francisco Pride Parade June 29th, 2014!
We march because we want to share the message that there are churches and religious leaders that welcome and celebrate our queer brothers and sisters. We look forward to the transformation of all religious communities so LGBT people are celebrated everywhere. – Michael Leslie, UIS Coordinator
For over twenty years, our contingent of Northern Californian churches and religious leaders has affirmed and celebrated LGBT people in the SF Pride Parade. Churches represented have included Congregational (UCC), Presbyterian (PCUSA, CPC), Catholic, Methodist (UMC), Unitarian (UU), and Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC). We share a message of love and acceptance. We want to put to rest the idea that people have to choose between their sexual orientation and their religion.
We smile, dance and bless the crowds as we carry our church banners and LGBT affirming signs. Invite your friends and lend us your prayers and blessings.
Here are the churches/groups that marched in 2012!
- East Bay Unitarian Universalists – Randall Wright
Mt. Diablo (UU), First Unitarian of Oakland (UU)
- Bay Area Presbyterians – Marc Jung
Mission Bay Community Church (PCUSA)
Old First Presbyterian (PCUSA) – Pam Byers
- Bay Area United Methodists
Lake Merritt Methodist (UMC) - Daniel Strauss
Epworth United Methodist Church - Donna Hamilton
- United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ
Mira Vista United Church of Christ (UCC) – Patricia Severson
First Congregational Church of Sonoma (UCC), Veda Lewis
Niles Discovery Church (UCC & DOC) - Rev. Jeffrey Spencer
- Metropolitan Community Church San Francisco (UFMCC), Rev. William H. Knight
- People of Faith/Spirit with various affiliations and no affiliation.
All are invited and welcome! Contact us if you’d like to participate.