Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns
Pride March 2007
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You
Episcopalians in the 2014 NYC Pride March
The Episcopal Church is group number 27 in section 9 (of 11 sections).
Our assembly point is East 38th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenues.
The organizers have asked us to arrive at 1:00pm.
From experience, I don’t see us stepping off for at least an hour after that.
Enter from Madison Avenue. The NYPD will not permit anyone to cross Fifth Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street after 11:00am.
The float* will not be there. It will join us once we are on Fifth Avenue.
If you have a parish banner, please bring it.
We are asking clergy to please wear their collars. The visual impact is important.
For those who wish to receive the Holy Eucharist prior to marching, the Rev. Megan Sanders, Chaplain of the local Integrity group will be celebrating a Street Eucharist at the assembly point at about 1:00pm. For those who may wish a more traditional service, The Church of the Transfiguration (The Little Church Around the Corner) at 1 East 29th Street will be sending a contingent to the March after their 11:00am service. It is within walking distance and located East of Fifth Avenue. A few rules and recommendations:
The group will have 3 Group Leaders, who will be recognizable by our orange NYC Pride T-Shirts. Our job is to keep things moving and to be your liaison with the March organizers. We will also have bathroom passes which will permit you to use the porta-potties located along the route. (They are few and far between.)
Anyone wearing a NYC Pride T-Shirt has received training and is there to make sure that all goes smoothly.
NO ONE is permitted to join the March once it has left the assembly point, although you may leave the March at any cross street.
Please try to keep back-packs to a minimum. All back-packs are subject to search by the NYPD.
Wear comfortable shoes. Bring sun-screen. Stay hydrated (several churches along the route provide water stations).
At the end of the March, Christopher and Greenwich, the float will turn left and marchers will turn right. If you have anything on the float and are not on the float yourself, make sure to remove it before we get to Hudson Street. If you are planning on attending Evensong at St. Luke’s at 6:30pm, walk north on Greenwich St, then west on West 10th , then south on Washington and then east on Barrow Street.
Please do not bring four legged family members unless you have a way to carry them. The asphalt is very hot on their paws and it is also very noisy.
*Float – if you need to be pre-boarded onto the float due to physical limitations, please contact Paul Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to Saturday, June 28th. There are about 3 very big steps. There is no wheel-chair lift.
The Diocesan Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns is a committee of the Social Concerns Commission of the diocese.
This is its Mission Statement
The Diocesan Committee on LGBT Concerns promotes the visibility, equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Episcopalians and their families in the diocese of New York
- Serves as a clearinghouse for ministries, services and events within the diocese for its LGBTQ members, and supports and promotes these ministries
- Partners with existing ministries that serve LGBTQ persons, such as Integrity New York, CFLAG (Clergy Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and the Interfaith Task Force for LGBTQ Youth
- Promotes social witness for the experiences and needs of LGBTQ Episcopalians in the diocese
- Identifies welcoming parishes within the diocese and works to engage additional parishes in the welcoming process
- Advocates for policies that promote acceptance and equality for LGBTQ persons in the diocese, the larger church, and society at large
List of LGBT Committee Members
For further information or to become more involved, please e-mail us.