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. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He did a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippine News Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 and 2018 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.
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