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Host a 2018 Oasis Pride Service!
This year, United in Spirit is encouraging LGBT-inclusive congregations to host a specially-designated LGBT religious service during pride season. For example, Oasis California will hold a Pride Mass June 17 at 10 a.m. in St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94115. We encourage your congregation to do the same on a Sunday in June. Please feel to call your service an “Oasis Pride Mass” or “Oasis Pride Service.”
United in Spirit will publish a list of all such services far in advance so that LGBT folks can attend a service where they know they will be welcome. You decide what constitutes such a special service. The goal is to affirm members of the LGBT-community and make folks feel welcome who may not have been to services in years.
The media often portrays religion as hostile towards LGBT people, so we want the City, the World, and especially the LGBT community to know that the San Francisco Bay Area has many, many churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious organizations which welcome LGBT people. United in Spirit already hosts a list of inclusive congregations on our website and we also want to promote your special pride service, so that those who have felt pushed away from their faith, may be welcomed back in. By joining together in this united campaign, we hope to increase our impact beyond what any group could achieve separately.
Please let United in Spirit Know of your congregation’s 2018 Pride Plans by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming in 2018:
- San Francisco Pride: Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25 (parade on 25th)
- Oakland Pride: Sunday, Sept. 9