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Your LGBT Guide to the 2012 General Convention
General Convention of the Episcopal Church runs from July 4 through
12 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Here are three of the key areas the
Convention will address this month:
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Thousands Cheer Bishop Christopher
at Pride 2012!
Top: Bishop Christopher Preaches. Middle: Deacon Diana
Wheeler and Fr. Tom Jackson. Above: Rev. Darren Miner
and Deacon Vicki Gray
bless God's people.
Thousands of people cheered Bishop Christopher Senyonjo as he led a
contingent of Episcopalians from around the Bay Area in last
Sunday’s Pride Parade. The retired Anglican bishop was honored for
his courageous advocacy for LGBT people in Uganda, a nation that is
once again considering its infamous “death penalty for gays”
Before the parade, some 150- people gathered to hear
Bishop Christopher preach at the
2012 Pride Eucharist where Lutheran
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Mark W. Holmerud and Bishop’s Assistant the Rev. Nancy
Feniuk Nelson officiated.
see Oasis California photos here.
Sponsored by Concerned Lutherans and Oasis California, the
Eucharist started around 9 a.m. Sunday June 24 where the two groups gather to march in San Francisco's annual Pride Parade.
Bishop Christopher and The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of San Diego submitted the winning theme of Global Equality for this year's Pride Festival. Bishop Senyonjo has been visiting California to raise awareness of the plight of LGBT Ugandans and others in the 76 countries which currently criminalize LGBT people.
Bishop Senyonjo has called for a grass roots educational campaign, led by local Pride organizations to help the American public understand the urgency to decriminalize LGBT people globally, particularly around access to HIV prevention information and critically needed health services.
The event theme for the 42nd annual San Francisco Pride
Celebration & Parade was selected by Pride's Membership at our Annual General Meeting on September 10, 2011.
Monday @ 7:30 P.M.
At Twin Peaks in the Castro
Finding church a bit un-welcoming these days? Come hang out and discuss
religion and spirituality from an affirmative, pro-LGBTQ perspective.
We're Christian and we're open to all. Each week features a guest
facilitator, followed by time to hang out and chat about religion,
spirituality, and sexuality.
A Ministry sponsored by St. Aidan's Episcopal Church and the San Francisco
Looking for a
welcoming Episcopal Church?
you are already a member of a Bay Area Episcopal Church, skip
this paragraph. If not, you can
find a church home among these
Congregations - they are LGBT friendly Episcopal churches
across the Bay Area. An interfaith directory of LGBT-welcoming
faith communities and congregations in the San Francisco Bay
Area is also maintained by the Center for Lesbian and Gay
Coalition of Welcoming
A national interdenominational map of welcoming and affirming
churches is offered online by
just launched a new section of the Oasis web site to help
same gender couples arrange the blessing of their
relationship in a church within the
Episcopal Diocese of California. While developed to meet the
needs of same gender couples, this information can also help
heterosexual couples. Check it out!