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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:

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From the 2019 Pride Parade.
From the 2019 Pride Parade.

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:

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Chicago's 2021 Pride Parade is October 3, 2021

The Coalition is the largest contigent of LGBTQ welcoming Churches that march together in Chicago's Pride Parade! This year will be our 20th official presence in Chicago's Pride Parade!

Please consider joining us Monday, August 2nd at 7:00 p.m., as we begin to plan for a long overdue Pride Parade!

The Coalition is an all volunteer organization. We can't do it without your help!

Our meeting on the 2nd will be by Zoom. For information on how to join the meeting, email us at info@chicagowelcomingchurches.org.

Our 2020 Pride Video

2020 video.
The 2020 Pride Video.

We created a video montage for Pride 2020. We invited all of our member congregations to submit a short video greeting to everyone celebrating Pride 2020 virtually. A great many of our partner congregations send greetings and best wishes for this very unusual Pride season.

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