On Sept. 3, 2017 McDougall United Church members and our friends from other Affirming Ministries in Calgary marched in the 27th Annual Calgary Pride Parade. With a banner reading "Live Your Love" members marched in solidarity and celebrated all identities and expressions while walking by tens of thousands of spectators.
Stay tuned for more events from the Affirming Committee which will be organizing a one-year celebration of its membership into Affirm United this December.
During 10 a.m. worship service, we welcomed Boban Stojanovic to speak for our Pride Service. In 2016, Stojanovic and his partner Adam Puskar, two LGBTQ activists and leading figures of Belgrade Pride were forced into exile. Fearing for their lives and safety they fled Serbia and gained refugee status in Canada this past March.