Christians Marching in Pride Parade in Support of LGBT Rights

This June is LGBT Pride Month. At this time, Pride Parades will take place in various cities in this country and across the world to show pride for LGBT people. One of the great things that has happened has been the growing number of Christians from all denominations who are supporting LGBT rights and have participated in the Pride Parades. These Christians are fighting for full equality for their LGBT friends and family members within their churches, so that LGBT Christians and LGBT individuals in general are treated with dignity and respect. Many of these Christians have been deeply involved in the fight for Marriage Equality and for laws to end discrimination in the workplace and in housing and medical care. Here are some youtube videos of Christians participating in Pride Parades.

Holy Convenant Methodist Church will be marching in the Chicago Pride Parade on June 29, 2014

Mormons for Marriage Equality march in the Portland Pride Parade, June 17, 2012

Catholics for Equality marched in the 2012 Portland Maine Pride Parade

On June 30, 2013, more than 200 Episcopalians from 22 churches in Newark and New York march in the 2013 Gay Pride March in New York City

Affirmation & Mormons for Marriage Equality at New York City’s Pride Parade on June 24, 2012

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church marched in the 2013 Pride Parade

Glide Memorial United Methodist Churchat San Francisco’s 2013 Pride Parade

Baptists and Methodists at the 2007 Washington D.C. Pride Parade

Methodists and Lutherans march in the 2013 Los Angeles Pride Parade and Festival

Dignity Washington, a Catholic LGBT rights group, marched in the Washington D.C. 2012 Pride Parade

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Celebrate Pride 2010 in Washington D.C. with Uganda Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and Washington Episcopal Bishop John Chane and his wife Karen Chane

Mormons for Marriage Equality in the Seattle Pride Parade in 2012

For the second time, the Uganda Beach Pride march took place in a country with strong anti-gay sentiments


About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Since my time in college, my goal has been to be a successful children’s book illustrator. I’ve illustrated 3 books: Two Moms the Zark and Me by Johnny Valentine in 1993; Night Travelers by Sue Hill in 1994; and Cherubic Children’s New Classic Story Book Volume 2 for Cherubic Press in 1998. I’ve painted murals for Lester Shields Elementary School in San Jose, the Berryessa branch of the San Jose Public Library, and Grace Community Church in Los Altos. I’ve had a few illustrations published in South Bay Accent Magazine and I will have an illustration published in the January/February issue of Tikkun magazine.
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