Sacramento Pride Parade
St. Mark’s Presence and Celebration
June is Pride month, LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) community celebrate acceptance, inclusion and diversity! The month of June was selected because of the June 1969 riots when the gay community fought back against an early morning police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. It is considered the single most important historical incident that lead to the continuing liberation of LGBTI people. The first Pride Parade took place in New York City, on June 28, 1970.
Each year, St. Mark’s has a visible presence in both the Sacramento parade and festival, in addition to celebrating the month of June! Please join in the celebration on these dates listed:
Sunday, June 3, there will be an all church luncheon in MacMurdo Hall hosted by the St. Mark’s Reconciling Ministries Team.
Sunday, June 10, St. Mark’s and First United Methodist Church plan to march together in the Pride Parade, which starts at 11:00am on the corner of 3rd and N Street and ends on 10th street. There will be many floats from businesses and faith based communities. St. Mark’s and First United Methodist Church will also have a booth at the Pride Festival and will be giving visitors information about the churches in the community that are accepting and open to all people regardless of skin color, ethnic origin or sexual preferences. These events are an all family (all means all) event which opens at 11:00am and costs $10 per person at Capitol Avenue between 3rd and 7th streets. It will be a day of music, dancing, crafts (kid only zone) and a lot of fun!
In the past, both the LGBT community and the straight alliance members of St. Mark’s joined in these pride activities and the committee is seeking a full “diversity” of LGBT supporters this year as well. Sign-up after church on May 13, 20, and 27. Details will be in re:Mark’s, St. Mark’s webpage and Facebook page in the coming weeks. If you want to help with the Sunday brunch on June 3, or want to help in any way with the celebration of Pride, call the Church Office and leave a message for anyone on the Reconciling Ministries Team! Come join in the fun and celebration that all truly does mean All.