Pride 2012: An Amazing Journey
Before the 2012 Pride 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. You can see a media report here as well as our collection of photos here.
Sponsored by Concerned Lutherans and Oasis California, the Eucharist was held in the street 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. he was named the first Internation Grand Marshal of the annual pride celebration.
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 their Annual General Meeting on September 10, 2011.