The 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade

A scene from the 2017 Pride Parade. Photo courtesy of Padraig McGuire.

Pride Month in June is the culmination of Chicago's vibrant LGBTQ 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.

Worship before the Pride Parade

A scene from the Coalition's Worship Service just before the 2015 Pride Parade. Photo courtesy of Chris Allender.

As we have for several years, the Coalition held a worship service at our line-up point just before the parade stepped off.

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 invites our partner congregations and affiliates to preserve and publish the stories of their own path to inclusive ministry. Read more →

Coalition Calendar

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Pride Brunch

Our brunch was an AWESOME and inspiring success. Heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers, especially the UCE team including Chris Allender, Shirley Adams, and Mike Takada. Also thanks to Sarah Swagler, Steph Youngman, Jossy and the team from Christ Lutheran, Vernon Hills. Thanks to Jenn Peterson and the CCWC Executive Committee for a story-stirring event!

Mark your calendars for our next coalition wide event Saturday, Sept 30 at 9:30m at Holy Covenant UMC, Chicago.

Chicago Equality Rally at Andersonville Midsommarfest

The Coalition is proud to have been a cosponsor of Chicago's Equality Rally.

The Rally gave support to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, or disability.

EqualityCon 2017

Thank you so much for your support! EqualityCon 2017 attracted about 2,000 people, and helped push forward several bills on topics related to racial justice, transgender equality, and safety in schools.

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

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