This year, SSBC participated in Birmingham’s Pride Parade on June 10th to show our dedication to being open, inclusive and welcoming to ALL. Approximately 4,000 people lined the street of 7th Avenue South for 10 blocks between Lakeview and UAB. The excitement of the LGBT community and allies being gathered together in one place at one time was palpable in the air and visible on the faces of everyone we passed. Comments of “How cool!” and “Awesome!” were overheard from the parade-watchers as we marched by carrying our amazing new banner (a huge thank you to Michael Hardin!).
It was a beautiful evening made even richer by our fellowship together. We saw many old friends and made some new ones. Being out and about in the city together showing the love we have for each other and for those we don’t know yet is what makes SSBC such a special place. We are our best outreach tool. So watch our calendar for upcoming events, join our Facebook page and mailing list if you haven’t already, and get involved!