Honolulu Churches Participate in Pride Parade
"Rooted in Pride" was the theme of this year's Honolulu Pride Parade, organized by the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation to coincide with LGBT History Month, National Coming Out Day, and Spirit Day in October. Over 100 businesses and organizations from the community took part in this parade which brought together people of all kinds. Lining the nearly three-mile stretch from Magic Island to Kapi‘olani Park were hundreds of spectators.
Church of the Crossroads, Central Union Church, and United Church of Christ Judd Street were among the various faith communities that participated in this year's parade. Following Church of the Crossroads—an Open and Affirming congregation that is no stranger to the Pride parade—in the lineup were Central Union Church and UCC Judd who took part in the parade for the first time. They teamed up on a trolley which displayed their banners with messages of welcome and love.
Above: Church of the Crossroads members join in the Rainbow Christ Prayer by Kitterage Cherry before the parade.