Pride Evensong and History of Ministry for LGBTQ+ Community Panel

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5:15 pm to 8:00 pm

On Thursday, June 15, the Diocese of California will host a Pride Evensong at Grace Cathedral, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Following the service, a panel including the Rev. Kenneth Schmidt, rector of All Saints, San Francisco, Ron Johnson, parishioner at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, Gretchen Lintner, the Rev. Marcus Crim, deacon at Holy Innocents, San Francisco, and Sara Yoe, author of the project, will discuss the history of ministry for LGBTQ+ people in the Diocese of California. They will share about the early struggles for equality and dignity in the Diocese of California, the response to the AIDS epidemic, and how we keep equality and pride alive in the current Bay Area culture.

After that, the fun really heats up, and all are invited to a festive reception in the Dining Room. A friend of the Diocese of California, Marc Capelle, will be joined by Bebe Sweetbriar, a San Francisco drag queen who volunteers with Companions of Dorothy the Worker and St. Aidan’s, San Francisco. Other songs will be sung by…you! Now’s the time to get your singing voice ready to belt out a few showtunes — group numbers are especially encouraged! Adjacent to the dining room, memorabilia, photos, and other documents will be out on display in the library for all to browse.

Schedule: 5:15 p.m. (Evensong), 6 p.m. (panel), 7 p.m. (reception)

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Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
1100 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
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