I’m Sorry Campaign at Chicago Pride Parade

This past weekend, a group with The Marin Foundation took the I’m Sorry Campaign to the Chicago Pride Parade. It was a great time of conversations and celebrating the day with others at the parade.

Deni Fitzpatrick, who is interning with us this summer, was at the parade to capture some images of the day. Deni hails from Canada and she has joined us at The Marin Foundation this summer to utilize her background in photography. A handful of her pictures of the day have been included below:

(Photo by Kelly Carnathan)

Much love.


About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is the award winning author of two books and a DVD curriculum, and his new book Us Versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion & the LGBT Community, will release June 2016. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and Christian involvement in reconciliation. He is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland where he is researching and teaching at the University of St. Andrews, earning his PhD in Divinity. His research focuses on the theology and praxis of social reconciliation between victims and their perpetrators. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Eva

    My son marched in the parade, and we did too. I had told him about the Marin Foundation before, so he knew who you were. When he saw your group with the sign free hugs and he ran over and got one. He said he didn’t get a chance but wanted to thank you for what you are doing. He said it meant a lot to him. Thank you for what you are doing.

  • Aileen

    Could you print the text of what’s on your big banner? Can’t read the last line on the bottom right. Thanks!

    • Kevin Harris

      Sure, the message on the bottom right says, “I’ve chosen comfort instead of stepping out boldly in love.”
      I’ve listed the other statements below:
      -for not listening.
      -I’ve rejected and hurt your family in the name of ‘family values’.
      -I have looked down on you instead of honoring your humanity.
      -I’ve looked at you as a sex act instead of a child of God.
      -for hiding behind religion when really I was just scared.