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!
Downtown Pride Festival
Annually in Summer
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.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
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 killed as a result of violence against the trans community. 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.
We provide FLC-made pamphlets such as LGBTQ+ Identities and their Meanings and Your Trans Neighbor. We occasionally host educational panels here at the church like our Trans Q&A, and collaborate often with Stonewall Alliance on various projects. Whether you are curious as to what it means to be queer or are exploring your own gender or sexuality, Faith Lutheran is a safe space to be. Counseling, support groups, and other resources can be found at Stonewall Alliance Center.