iNYC to March in the NYC Pride Parade

11 06 2008

The Episcopal Church

Welcomes Everyone

LGBT PRIDE SUNDAY 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of New York invites everyone to participate in the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride March, Sunday, June 29th 2008.

The meeting place for the March is 53rd Street between 5th and Madison Avenues. Please be there and ready to march at 1:30p.m.

For those for whom walking such a great distance might prove a challenge, The Church of St. Luke in the Fields has sponsored a Trolley. Space is limited, so please let us know if you would like a seat on the Trolley. The Trolley will be ready for boarding on 53rd Street beginning at 12:30p.m.

Integrity New York City will sponsor a Street Eucharist on 53rd Street prior to the March at 12:45p.m. We are honored to have the Most Reverend Carlos Touché-Porter, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Mexico as celebrant.

After the March, we hope that you will join us at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, located at 487 Hudson Street just below Christopher Street, for a Festive Choral Evensong at 6:30p.m. The Most Reverend Carlos Touché-Porter, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Mexico will preach. A reception will follow on the grounds.

Special thanks to two great guys, Stephen and Paul, who did the leg work to make this happen. Did you know that this is my first time marching. Should be very, very exciting….. 😀 I have a banner coming with the iNYC logo and buttons are made up and ready to go, so anyone who chooses to march with the diocese or with their parishes and still wants to be identified with iNYC can do so. If anyone will be in the area and wants to march with Integrity, please let me know and i’ll have an invitation from Socializr sent to you.

UPDATE:  Order of march is confirmed … Episcopal Diocese of New York, then iNYC, then Saint-Luke’s in the field, and then the other Episcopal parishes. No, my own parish, Immaculate Contraption, will not be marching this year for reasons too complicated to go into here.

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3 responses

11 06 2008
Personal Atheist

I should march with a sign saying “Atheists for the Episcopal Church”. 😛

On second thoughts, that probably won’t help your cause…

I’ll just cheer from the sidelines. 🙂

11 06 2008
Anthony

Maybe you an adjust a sign which might work. It should read, “Parents, and Friends of Gay and Lesbian Heretics” 😀

11 06 2008
FranIAm

That sounds great. I used to go to pride every year when I lived in the NYC area and the majority of my companions were gay men. Oh those wonderful days. Now I live my more sedate and suburban life in upstate NY.

I have always wanted to go to St Luke in The Fields. I took a yearlong course in 2006-07 and one of my classmates was a priest there at the time. I never did get to hear him preach and now he is out on LI somewhere.

Reading about this reminds me of Bishop Gene’s admonishing to LGBT people of faith to go out there and be out loud and proud in orientation and in faith.

To that I say amen amen amen!

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