Mormon Pride Website
In Pride events around the country, Mormon pioneers, gay and straight, will be walking shoulder to shoulder
What’s the difference between walking alone and walking together? In her book No More Goodbyes, Carol Lynn Pearson tells the story behind the Primary song “I’ll Walk with You,” for which she was commissioned to write the lyrics. The song, Carol Lynn says, is not just about children being more accepting of those with special needs—it’s about all of us walking with those who are different.
During the month of June, several groups of Mormon allies and supporters will be doing exactly that as they participate in Pride celebrations held across the country. They will send a powerful message of love and acceptance that is badly needed both in the LGBT community and in the LDS Church.
Mormons Building Bridges and Mormons for Marriage Equality are the two groups who are organizing these events. The group in Salt Lake City is already attracting attention, as their entry has just been moved to the front of the parade: they will be walking right behind Grand Marshall Dustin Lance Black. Dustin challenged organizer Ericka Munson to find at least 100 Mormons to walk with her. Are you inspired to be one of them? And wouldn’t it be great if instead of 100, there are 300 Mormons walking with Erika?
In Affirmation, we have committed not just to help promote these events, but to also to join them. Affirmation members and other LGBT Mormons are planning to walk shoulder to shoulder with our straight allies in Salt Lake City, New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, and other cities.
Will you be part of this historic event? Will you walk with me?
Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons