In case you missed our August Newsletter…

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In case you missed it, our August newsletter hit the inboxes last week. Click here for a link to it, and here to sign up so you get the next one!

New dates and details for several fun things coming up in September, I’m Sorry Campaign highlights, and a recap of our July/August Living in the Tension series all made the newsletter… we’ll share that last recap below. Be sure to sync your calendar with our calendar so you don’t miss any of the great things coming up! [Read more...]

Why the “I’m Sorry” Campaign? –Part 3

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While I’ve participated with the campaign several times in the past, last year was my first time being stationed in front of the “God Hates [everybody]” protesters who create a dark spot along the parade’s route. While a few parade-goers choose to ignore the protesters as best they can, the verbal assaults those protesters hurl out prompt many to react in anger. I would frequently watch people go from a cheerful face to an angry snarl within moments of seeing the protesters. Then when it dawns on people why our group is there in our white “I’m Sorry” tee shirts, their attitudes quickly shift and suddenly there are smiles, hugs, and even thankful tears. [Read more...]

“What Are You Sorry for, Anyway?” Part 2

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Today’s post is from our friend Tami Moberg, who’s continuing our I’m Sorry series, and sharing her own answer to the frequently asked “So what are you sorry for anyway?”  Come back Friday for another I’m Sorry guest post from a friend.   See ya Sunday!  I never dreamed 23 years ago I would be at [Read More...]

“What Are You Sorry for, Anyway?” Part 1

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I’m Sorry. Such simple words that can be so hard to say. I’m Sorry. You can tell the difference between lip service and it coming from the heart. 2014 will be my third pride parade and my third year participating with The Marin Foundation and their annual I’m Sorry Campaign. [Read more...]

Living in the Tension 6/23 – Pride Parade Planning Meeting

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If you live in the Chicagoland area please join us for our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, June 23rd. We will meet at 7pm in Room 124 at 5255 N Ashland Avenue. If you’re available beforehand, we will meet at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N Clark St at 5:15 pm to grab a bite [Read More...]

“I’m Sorry” Memphis

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The following post is from Jimmy Cornfoot, The Marin Foundation’s Director of Community Relations, Memphis. We recently finished the third annual I’m Sorry Campaign in Memphis, TN, and I am once again reminded of the importance of creating an opportunity for Christians in Memphis to engage with our city’s LGBT community. The invisibility of our [Read More...]

I’m Sorry Campaign Through the Eyes of Others

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2013 was our fourth I’m Sorry Campaign in Chicago. Well, technically it was the I’m Sorry Campaign’s thirtieth Pride around the world. It’s amazing what one small act of love becomes… Here is a roundup of some of the blogs written by people who attended this year’s I’m Sorry Campaign in Chicago. I’m sure there [Read More...]

LOVE is louder.

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This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. Last month in cities all across the country, Gay Pride parades began as an annual commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising  in June of 1969. In Chicago, over one million people showed up for the festivities as tens-of-thousands of rainbow-colored feathers and flags waved in support of [Read More...]

Interview with Jamie Arpin-Ricci – I’m Sorry Campaign

Jamie Arpin-Ricci and his community at Little Flowers Community have attended the Winnipeg Pride Parade the past couple years to apologize for the ways that they and other Christians have harmed the LGBT community. For this post, Jamie was gracious to answer a few questions about his community’s involvement with the campaign. Jamie is a [Read More...]

Why I’m Sorry

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation. The arrival of summer means many things to Chicagoans: the opening of the beaches (sunburns), baseball season (Cubs/Sox rivalries), neighborhood festivals (bad cover bands), and the Chicago Pride Parade.  Gay pride parades bring many images and ideas to mind, [Read More...]

So I’m Sorry, Now What?

The following post is from Michael “Fish” Van Huis, interning with us this summer at The Marin Foundation. Michael is majoring in Christian Ministry at Abilene Christian University where he also founded Voice, an unofficial LGBT and allies group at ACU. You can check out his blog at http://livinginboystown.tumblr.com/. [This is part two of my “I’m Sorry” [Read More...]

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. [Read More...]

Part 6 – I’m Sorry Campaign Videos

If you would like to check out some other videos for this campaign, you can follow the link here. Much love. www.themarinfoundation.org   [Read more...]


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