Sunday, July 12: First Ever Santa Barbara Interfaith Pride Celebration

July 6, 2015: On Sunday, July 12th at 2:00pm, 19 welcoming faith groups will come together for the first ever Interfaith Pride Celebration, standing up for the dignity of all people, and on this day particularly for the LGBTQ community. The celebration will take place in the Santa Barbara Court House Sunken Gardens and is part of Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Festival. The 2015 Interfaith Pride Celebration promises to be healing, inspiring, and uplifting. The event is free of charge and open to the public. All are welcome.

The celebration will feature an interfaith choir and speakers from various faiths, including Rev. Frank Schaefer, who will describe how their traditions promote love and justice for all. The event is presented by PFLAG Santa Barbara (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBT People) & Pacific Pride Foundation and generously funded by The Fund for Santa Barbara.

The sponsoring faith communities include: All Saints by the Sea Episcopal; Catholic Church of the Beatitudes; Christ Lutheran Church; Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara; Congregation B’nai B’rith; First Congregational Church; First United Methodist Church,; Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation; Mount Calvary Monastery; Santa Barbara Friends (Quakers); Santa Barbara Hillel; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; St. Michael’s University Church; Trinity Episcopal Church; University United Methodist Church; Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Unity of Santa Barbara.

What: 2015 Interfaith Pride Celebration sponsored by 19 faith communities and presented by PFLAG Santa Barbara and Pacific Pride Foundation.

When: Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 2pm

Where: Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens

Who: All are welcome

More About PFLAG: Founded in 1972, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization of its kind. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer (LGBTQ), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education and advocacy. PFLAG now has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters. For more information:


PFLAG Santa Barbara, President

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