Join “United in Spirit” in the San Francisco Pride Parade June 28th, 2015!
God loves and is proud of God’s LGBT children. We march because we want to share this message and that there are churches and religious leaders who 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 more than twenty-five years, our contingent of Northern California churches and religious leaders has affirmed and celebrated LGBT people in the San Francisco Pride Parade. In recent years, churches/denominations represented have included American Baptist, Congregational (UCC), Disciples (DOC), Presbyterian (PCUSA, More Light, CPC), Catholic, Methodist (UMC), Unitarian (UU), and Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).
As crowds line the sidewalks of Market Street, we celebrate all the colors of the rainbow and community. We share a message of love and acceptance. We smile, dance and bless the crowds as we carry our church banners and LGBTQ affirming signs. Please join us, invite your friends and church family, and lend us your prayers and blessings.
This year’s contingent is sponsored by Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (provided insurance coverage and church members donated the parade registration fees) and Dignity/San Francisco (provided the Cable Car). Please let us know if your church, presbytery or association would be interested in sponsoring next year’s contingent.
These churches/groups (or their individual members) participated in 2015:
- American Baptist
Lakeshore Ave Baptist Church – Chuck Johnston
- Disciples of Christ
Lafayette Christian Church (DOC) – Rev. Marty Williams
- Metropolitan Community Church
MCC San Francisco (MCC)
- Presbyterian Church
Calvary Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) – Victor Floyd
Mission Bay Community Church (PCUSA) – Marc Jung
Presbyterian Church in Chinatown (PCUSA)
- Roman Catholic Church
Most Holy Redeemer Parish
St. Mary’s Cathedral
- United Church of Christ
Mira Vista United Church of Christ (UCC) – Patricia Severson
Danville Congregational Church (UCC) – Betsy Hosick
- United Methodist Church
Wesley United Methodist Church (UMC) – Wayne Kamiya
Epworth United Methodist Church (UMC) – Charles
Pine United Methodist Church (UMC) – Oneida Chi
- Religious LGBTQ Organizations
Dignity/San Francisco – LGBT Catholics and Allies
Network for Religion & Justice – LGBTQ-inclusive Asian Pacific Islander faith community
- People of Faith/Spirit
Various affiliations and no affiliation
All are invited and welcome!
Contact us if you’d like to participate.