Visitors, members, staff and council are welcome at Faith whether you are gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, or anything in between, or whether you are a cis or trans man, woman, nonbinary, or other! Faith Lutheran Church is proud to collaborate with Stonewall Alliance Center for Chico community events such as the Downtown Pride festival in summer, and the Trans* Day of Remembrance Vigil which takes place here on campus. We also host World AIDS Day and have tabled at and sponsored CSU's Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC.) Whether we are putting on queer-affirming events, providing Trans* Education to our own congregation, or making arts and crafts together, we encourage you to join us whether you identify as queer, an ally, or just someone who is interested in learning more!
Stonewall Chico Pride is the largest LGBT*Q+ event between Sacramento and the Oregon border, and one of the biggest annual festivals in the Butte County area. It’s a celebration of diversity; uniting, strengthening and affirming the LGBT*Q+ Community and our allies. With 4 days packed full of events for all ages, interests, identities and walks of life, Chico Pride pulls in between 5,000 and 7,000 attendees each year.
Faith Lutheran Church collaborates with and provides the facilities for Transgender Day of Remembrance each November. The Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people. Flags are planted in the lawn of the church to symbolize each transgender person who has died that year as an act of violence.
Before our Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil, Faith Lutheran strove to educate itself on transgender culture, pronouns, and more by hosting a panel of a trans* woman, man, and enby (nonbinary individual.) FLC also provides a Trans* Q&A resource brochure, Stonewall Alliance resources, and more. We also provide a safe space for Stonewall to host their Trans* Education Training to medical, law enforcement, and education personnel.