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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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Registration Is Closed

This year the city of Chicago has placed limits on the number of marchers in each unit of the Pride Parade, we tried our best to push for more marchers, but we were not entirely successful.

We have reached our capacity for the number of marchers our parade unit is allowed (150 marchers). While we managed to secure space for some additional participants (We were originally limited to 100 participants), we were not able to secure enough spots for all who may wish to join us.

To include as many partners as possible, we have limited each of our partner congregations and organizations to four participants.

The congregations and organizations that registered by May 31 may march with our Coalition unit. If your church or organization did not register on time, you may add their name to our waiting list in case a church drops out.

You may add your group to the waiting list here.

Our Theme for Pride 2024 is:

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

While the city's decision to limit participation certainly feels like an attempt to silence us, we are committed to marching and standing in solidarity with the LGBTQAI+ community, especially in light of these frustrations.

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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