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Celebrate Pride with GLIDE!

On Wednesday, March 8, 1972, 41 community members gathered at Glide Church to listen to the Rev. Bob Humphries talk about his experience organizing a LGBTQ march in Los Angeles. 

During the meeting, the group began planning the event that would become known as the San Francisco Pride Parade.  In the years that followed, GLIDE continued to march, advocate, and support the LGBTQ community and the annual parade.  Our dearly departed Rev. Cecil Williams was named an Emeritus Parade Marshall.

Glide Memorial Church has been celebrating Pride all month long.  One of the highlights was on June 2nd, when Bishop Yvette Flunder was a special guest preacher.  The Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years.

This call to “blend proclamation, worship, service and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized in church and in society” led to the founding of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in 1991. You can view Bishop Yvette’s inspiring message below.

You are invited to join us at this year’s Pride Celebrations!

Our annual Pride Sunday Celebration will be at 9 am on Sunday, June 30th at the Parade line up (Steuart between Howard and Mission).  After the celebration we will march down Market Street as part of the Pride Parade

Participants can walk together from the church or sign up for updates from our GLIDE Pride Team to get information about where and when to meet us.  We hope you will join us on this fabulous day celebrating the LGBT community!

We need your help!  We need 25 more people to volunteer as contingent monitors!  If we don’t get enough people, we can’t go onto the parade route.  Please signup.

You can also support our Pride Team by purchasing your 2024 GLIDE Pride t-shirt online or in person at Sunday Celebrations.
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