LGBT Pride Celebration


Salem has partnered with Zion, Celebration, and Kindred this year to sponsor an entry in the 2019 LGBT Pride Celebration. We will have a float in the parade as well as a booth at the festival.

When is the Pride Celebration? It is on Saturday, June 22. Plan to be at the float by 6:30 p.m.

How long is the route? Approximately 20 blocks.

What should I wear and bring? Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat, your parade shirt, and bring two water bottles.

Where can I get a parade shirt and how much do they cost? Shirts will be available in between services on June 9 and 16. A donation of $10/shirt is suggested. You can also purchase a shirt on-site on the day of the parade.

How can I sign up to participate? Please RSVP by using this link

Where do I go on the day of the parade? To be announced as we get closer to the date.

Where can I park? Meet at Zion Lutheran (3606 Beauchamp St., Houston, TX 77009) and carpool. There is limited parking downtown (visit for specific information).

Will there be restrooms? Yes. Restrooms are located in the festival area and along the staging area for parade floats.

LGBT Festival Booth Participants  — Lastly, we need huggers, greeters and blessers at the ELCA RIC booth for the festival.   Click this link to view and sign up for available times.   You will receive specific information on the location, booth number, etc. as we get closer to the date.