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Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest

The LGBTQ Community and allies will be gathering for an Equality Rally in solidarity with the National Equality March in Washington, DC Sunday, June 11 at 11am, at the 52nd annual Andersonville Midsommarfest. Speakers and musical performances will be held to promote visibility, unity, and pride.

The Rally will give voice to our concerns and will support, uplift, and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender and disability.

The Coalition is proud to be a cosponsor of this event.

For more information, go to: www.andersonville.org/equalityrally.

The 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

Part of the Coalition's contingent in the 2015 Pride Parade.

The parade kicks off at noon on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Uptown and ends near the intersection of Diversey Parkway and Sheridan Road in Lincoln Park. Pride Month in June is the culmination of Chicago's vibrant LGBT community. The energy in the city peaks on Pride Weekend, which falls on the last weekend of June each year in commemoration of the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City on June 28, 1969 .

Contact jacki@chicagowelcomingchurches.org to join planning teams for the Coalition's Pride Worship Service(s) in June. (The date for our Pride Worship Service is not yet determined.) And for the Pride Parade on June 25, 2017.

Documenting Your Faithful Journey

How did your congregation become an inclusive, faith community? Is someone in your church collecting the stories and oral histories from your journey to inclusion? The Coalition's communications committee invites our partner congregations and affiliates to preserve and publish the stories of their own path to inclusive ministry. Read more →

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Pride Brunch and Reception

Join us for a Pride Brunch & Reception June 17th at 10am-12pm at Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1331 Ridge Avenue. Please bring a team of at least two people! Join us for a time of worshipful connection, networking, storytelling and visioning. This will serve to prepare us well, not just for the Parade, but for living into the next chapter of our work together.

We're praying that our solidarity and stories will bless our continued growth and power as a coalition.

This event is designed for Coalition members and prospective members. RSVP by June 14 to Jacki Belile. Contact Anthony or Jacki to volunteer for planning and site needs.

EqualityCon 2017

Thank you so much for your support! EqualityCon 2017 attracted about 2,000 people, and helped push forward several bills quickly that week in Springfield. We invite members of our partner congregations who went to the event to share with us some of their experiences in Springfield.

The agenda for the event included a wide range of session topics and discussions such as racial justice, transgender equality, safety in schools, finding equality in faith communities, and breaking through barriers on passing state and federal policies.

For lots of pics and video from the event, go here.

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