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Queer in Christ welcomes all whether you identify as part of the queer community, you are an ally, or you just want to find out more. We gather together in fellowship and friendship while learning more about being queer in the Church. To get involved, Contact Sacristan Michael Seewer at mseewer@saintmarks.org or Canon Rosario-Cruz at: erosario@saintmarks.org

Pride Month Events 

There will be a number of opportunities to learn, be visible, and celebrate during the month of June. Details will be announced as they become available.

Check out this page on the website of diocese of Olympia for information about events across the diocese. Highlights include:

  • Taking Pride in Capitol Hill – SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 9 A.M.–1 P.M. Get a free t-shirt, get fed, and connect with community to spiffy the streets and sidewalks of Capitol Hill to prepare for Pride month. Group registration through Saint Mark's is now closed, but all are invited to register as an individual using this link..
  • PrideFest Capitol Hill – SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 12–8 P.M. Saint Mark’s Cathedral booth will be near Broadway and Roy. Sign up to participate here.
  • Seattle Pride Parade – SUNDAY, JUNE 25, step-off at 11 A.M. Everyone is welcome to join the Episcopal Church in marching along! Hand out candy and information, hold the banner, and help the church communicate a warm welcome. Sign up to participate here.
  • PrideFest Seattle Center – SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 12–8 P.M. New this year! Hang out at the parade after-party under the space needle and chat with folx. We’re planning on an Episcopal booth with a prize wheel and merch to give-away! Sign up to participate here.

Ministry Launch

The ministry was launched in February of 2023, and video of that forum may be seen below.

Stay tuned for more information and announcements to be posted here soon.

Contact Sacristan Michael Seewer at mseewer@saintmarks.org or Canon Rosario-Cruz at: erosario@saintmarks.org

Queer in Christ Ministry Newsletter

A newsletter containing updates, announcements, recommendations, and reflections.

To get on the list to receive future issues, please send an email to Sacristan Michael Seewer, mseewer@saintmarks.org

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Diocese of Olympia Pride Newsletter

Check out diocesan offerings for Pride month in the new issue here.

Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices: LGBTQ+ Pride

In this publication by ECF (Episcopal Church Foundation), four Episcopalians share their stories of finding sacred meaning in their lives within the context of their faith and sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression, including two videos and two articles.

Celebrating Pauli Murray, the First Queer Saint in The Episcopal Church
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TAIZÉ PRAYER LITURGY: SUNDAY, JULY 2, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave and livestreamed. (QuiC Meet & Greet to follow in the cathedral nave) FORUM: WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 6 P.M., Bloedel Hall and via Zoom The Saint Mark’s Queer in Christ Ministry has planned two events in July honoring The Rev. Pauli Murray, the first Black person perceived as a woman in the U.S. to become an Episcopal priest, and the first queer person added to The Episcopal Church’s “Calendar … Read More

Proud People Spotlight: Rose Hazard
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In this occasional series, the Saint Mark’s Queer in Christ ministry will be highlighting the voices of LGBTQ+ members of the cathedral community. How you found Saint Mark’s After a two-year period of identifying as bigender, my egg cracked on Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, 2021. The day your egg cracks is the day you realize you are transgender. In light of such a transformative experience, I desired to find an accepting place to celebrate Easter. This was … Read More

Saint Mark’s at Pride Night of the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Storm
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Mariners: TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 6:40 P.M., T-Mobile Park (or meet at the cathedral at 5:15 p.m.) Storm: THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 7 p.m., Climate Pledge Arena Deadline to register: SUNDAY, JUNE 4. Join Queer in Christ ministry group members and friends for the Mariner’s Pride Night at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday, June 13! The game starts at 6:40 p.m., and those who wish to travel together are invited to meet at Saint Mark’s at 5:15 to walk together to the Capitol … Read More

Transphobia has no place in the Christian Church
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Links: Saint Mark’s Statement of Lament and Commitment to Action (2021) Saint Mark’s Queer in Christ Ministry launch  A Message from Dean Thomason Dear friends, Haters will hate…and yet we have another story to tell! As we approach Holy Week and the heart-heavy task of walking with Jesus to the cross and beyond, I am keenly aware of the harm that is done when religion is misused to justify crimes against humanity. The One we follow was killed by the … Read More

Transgender Day of Visibility
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UPDATED  FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 6:30–7:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall and online via Zoom Join The Reverend Canon Carla Robinson, Canon for Multicultural Ministries and Community Transformation in the Diocese of Olympia, the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Queer in Christ ministry, and others from across the diocese in observance of Transgender Day of Visibility. Learn about why this observance is important, and hear from transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals and allies from our diocese about what the church can … Read More

New Ministry Launch: Queer in Chirst
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 10:10 A.M., Bloedel Hall Queer in Christ, a new ministry forming at Saint Mark’s, welcomes all whether you identify as part of the queer community, you are an ally, or you just want to find out more. We gather together in fellow-ship and friendship while learning more about being queer in the church. Join us on Sunday, February 19 for a forum in Bloedel Hall between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to … Read More

Queer Theology Workshop with Hugo Alas
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023, 9-11 A.M., online via Zoom In this workshop, we will understand what queer theology is, analyze the relationship between theology, sexuality, gender and sexual orientation, and critique the assumptions institutional religions have about gender and sexuality.” En este taller, buscamos comprender qué es la teología queer, analizar la relación entre teología, sexualidad, género y orientación sexual, y criticar los presupuestos de las religiones institucionales sobre el género y la sexualidad. UPDATE: A complete … Read More

Saint Mark’s Returns to PrideFest
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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022, 11 A.M.–8 P.M. Capitol Hill PrideFest is Back… and so is the Saint Mark’s booth! We will have a tent and display on Broadway during Pride weekend on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. on toward evening. Just like last time—pre-pandemic—we will have fun talking with festival attendees about Saint Mark’s and handing out info and souvenirs. PrideFest is a great time and a great way to represent your faith community to a variety of folks … Read More

Forum on The Santa Marta Anglican Center
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Above: Santa Marta Center donation links. Click to enlarge. UPDATED WITH VIDEO SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 10:10–10:50 A.M., Bloedel Hall or via Zoom. The Santa Marta Anglican Center: Supporting LGBTIQ+ youth in El Salvador The Santa Marta Anglican Center supports LGBTIQ+ youth in El Salvador who are facing homelessness. It is a ministry of the Diocese of El Salvador, part of the Anglican Church in Central America. Attend this Sunday morning form in person or online to learn more about Diocese of … Read More

¡Encuentro! Meet People in El Salvador and Hear about the Work on for LGBTQ Rights and Safety
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¡Encuentro! Meet Each Other! Meet People in El Salvador (via Zoom) and Hear First-Hand Their Stories—and Stories from four Saint Mark’s Folks, too! SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2:30–4:30 P.M. via Zoom: email Canon Nancy Ross for link: nross@saintmarks.org Meet people and hear first-hand their stories of living in El Salvador, and hear the personal stories from four Saint Mark’s community members, too, for mutual sharing, as we kick-off Pride Month together with an Encuentro (gathering to get to know each other). It’s a … Read More