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 author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. 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.