Love is Louder

Cleveland Pride 2024 | Pride March Meet Up Saturday, June 1:

Meet us at the Eternal Flame Fountain located in Mall A (Memorial Plaza) 9:30 – 10 AM.

Our color block flag is Black, as indicated by March Meet Up Map image above. You’ll locate our group gathered by our color block flag with UCC and Love is Louder banners / signs! Upon arrival your congregation and community members will receive mini-Pride flags with our UCC logo.

Please be sure to be present by 10 AM as our group will be called to begin lining up by that timeframe. The March will begin at 11 AM.

We encourage you to bring church signs, homemade signs, and your Pride joy! 

And, don’t forget to join us post march for fellowship, Pride Swag and connection at our Pride Booth located at Mall C off Lakeside Avenue!

Sunday, June 2 | Pride Worship | Pilgrim Congregational UCC

Please consider joining us for our Love is Louder Worship service at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 PM EST! Your community can participate in worship in-person or online!

There will be a reflective moment in the beginning of worship where those gathered will be asked to write the name, place, or a moment through their LGBTQIA+ history to place at the front of the sanctuary or within the livestream. A zoom link will be sent next week, and a registration link will be placed on ucc.org/loveislouder. 

Following worship there will be a time for fellowship and light refreshments as we continue to celebrate, empower, and love one another OUT LOUD for Pride!

On behalf of Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries, the Heartland Conference and Living Water Association, thank you for saying yes to loving louder than hate and for bringing Love is Louder to life in Cleveland!

Rachael Ward, Minister & Team Leader for Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries

Cleveland Pride 2024

Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries is partnering with the Heartland Conference and Living Water Association to collectively march as the body of Christ in Cleveland’s Pride March. Join us in sharing a message of love OUT LOUD June 1st by signing your congregation up to march, here.

Join us in-person or virtually for a special Love is Louder: Love Your Neighbor OUT LOUD Pride Worship June 2nd held at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ!

This collaborative partnership begins Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries’ Love is Louder: Love Your Neighbor OUT LOUD campaign.

Pride March Sign-Up

Pride Worship

Join Pride Worship at Pilgrim Congregational UCC on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:30pm ET! You can attend virtually or in person.

Our Living Pride OUT LOUD 2024 resources will launch early May! Featuring liturgy, prayers, our new toolkit and more. 


Love is Louder Campaign

LGBTQIA+ siblings know intimately the nature of being deemed an outcast. The clarion call for LGBTQIA+ advocacy is reverberating from state capitol rotundas, family dinner tables, city streets, and church pews.

With more than 547 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills in this year’s (2024) legislative session, our proactive response, now more than ever, needs to be love OUT LOUD.

Love is Louder: Love Your Neighbor OUT LOUD a campaign faithfully supporting the spiritual, physical, and mental well-being of LGBTQIA+ siblings by equipping faith communities with resources and tools for just action and care.

Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries is excited to release our Love is Louder: Love OUT LOUD Pride resource kit for Pride Month! Our resource kit will release early May featuring liturgy, prayer, our 2nd Love is Louder Toolkit focusing on Queer Theology & Expansive Language, June event offerings and more!

Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries prophetically brings to life a new campaign rooted in the spirit of Christ’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Explore Toolkit #1

This toolkit is for the flourishing of transgender and non-binary siblings. Learn a 5-step process to access ways you can care for trans and non-binary folks well.

Buy a Love is Louder Shirt

Purchasing a Love is Louder shirt supports congregations seeking to begin a discretionary fund focusing on the care of LGBTQIA+ Siblings. Purchase your shirt today!

Get Ready for Toolkit #2

Celebrate Pride with an accessible Queer Theology resource and exploration of Gender & Sexuality Expansive Language! Launching June 1st, 2024, so stay tuned!

Advocacy 101 Webinars

Questions?

For questions, please contact Rachael Ward, Team Lead & Minister for Gender & Sexuality Justice Ministries, at wardr@ucc.org or (216) 736–3217.