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Purpose of the Coalition

Pride Flag.

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches is a collaboration of more than 80 churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area which welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have two goals:

  • To spread the message of our members' LGBTQ-inclusion across the Chicago metropolitan area, mindful that a positive message about sexual and family diversity is a gift to all people.
  • To connect the leaders, members, and guests of our partner churches for fellowship and education, enabling support and resource-sharing for the practices of faithful welcome.

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Pride Planning Meeting

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches held its first Pride Planning meeting on 4/17, with representatives of many of our member churches from all over Chicago!

At our kick off meeting, we decided on our theme for Pride 2024:

Celebrating All that We Are in a World that Wants Us Silent!

If your church is interested in marching with us this year, please join us for our next planning meeting, Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm (via Zoom)

We we will be discussing some major updates to our participation in the 2024 Pride Parade!

Please use this link to join us! Your help is vital!

Riding during the Parade

The Coalition is considering providing accessible transportation during the Parade this year, for up to twenty people.

Please note, even with accessible transportation, the persons riding will be responsible for:

  1. getting to the Coalition's parade line-up location
  2. having someone pick them up at the end of the parade.

Please use this link to indicate your need for accessible transportation.

Pre-Parade Worship

Parade-Day Memories

2022 Crowd at Parade.
Photo by Christine Allender.
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Purpose of the Coalition

Pride Flag.

The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches is a collaboration of more than 80 churches and other ministries in the Chicago metropolitan area which welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We have two goals:

  • To spread the message of our members' LGBTQ-inclusion across the Chicago metropolitan area, mindful that a positive message about sexual and family diversity is a gift to all people.
  • To connect the leaders, members, and guests of our partner churches for fellowship and education, enabling support and resource-sharing for the practices of faithful welcome.

Join or Renew Your Partnership

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