“The Colors of Pride”
Pride Month activities focused on the intersectionality of
Queerness, Racial Justice and Religious Identity.
In this second year of thinking of Pride outside the box due to the pandemic, Inclusive Justice of Michigan, The National LGBTQ Task Force, and other national equality organizations are inviting congregations to join us during the month of June as we offer activities focused on the liberation of people targeted by unjust legislation, public polices and harmful policing practices. “The Colors of Pride” is an opportunity for congregations to take a public stand of support for equality during Pride month and commemorating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19.
Our goal is to create opportunities for allyship with the queer community, Black and Brown communities, and congregations by engaging congregations nationwide to participate in our pro-equality actions during Pride month.
There are easy ways to participate:
1) During your weekly service or on your website or Facebook page, show a pre-recorded message from national religious leaders who encourage support for vulnerable communities that are directly impacted when legislation does not protect them. Each message is less 6 minutes or less.
Rabbi Denise Eger (Los Angeles)
Bishop Karen Oliveto (Denver)
Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti – (Ann Arbor)
2) Sign up to participate in a variety of opportunities during our Pride Week (June 11-19) to educate your congregation on upcoming equality legislation from the Equality Act to the George Floyd Policing Act to our national Juneteenth Celebration! Click Here to gain access to our Pride Week.
3) Add to your toolbox resources from The Colors of Pride Tool Kit assembled by national equality organizations to help provide your congregation with the latest information on legislation and how to support the LGBTQ community this Pride Month and beyond!
Will you partner with us in this “pride outside of the box” celebration?
Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow,
Board President, Inclusive Justice