Chicago Pride on June 30

Chicago’s Pride Parade will take place on June 30, and this year, Bishop Lee and Episcopalians from across the diocese will participate as part of the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches contingent.
In late May, three members of All Saints’, Chicago, appeared on the Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries Different Drummers program to discuss plans for the parade and the Episcopal Church’s journey toward full inclusion of LGBTQ people.
Westley Hodges, director of music at Annunciation of Our Lady Episcopal Church in Gurnee, has offered to assist congregations looking for affirming and inclusive music for their services. Contact Westley by email.
Watch the Facebook event and upcoming issues of the newsletter for more details about Chicago Pride, including a meetup location.
Other June Pride events across the diocese include:
June 1:  North Shore Pridefest, Highwood
June 2:  Buffalo Grove Pride Parade, Buffalo Grove
June 7-9:  Aurora Parade & Festival
June 6-8: Woodstock Pride Fest
June 8:  Mokena Pride Fest
June 22-23:  Chicago Pride Fest, Boystown
June 29:  Pride in the Park, Grant Park
June 29:  Pier Pride, Navy Pier
June 29:  Proud to Run 5K/10K/Half Marathon, Montrose Harbor