Prizm News / August 26, 2018 / By Bob Vitale
Eleven religious groups and places of worship took part in Saturday’s march and festival.
By Bob Vitale
About 2,000 people walked down Market Street in Akron for the city’s second March for Equality. They represented LGBTQ youth groups and social clubs, political campaigns, health agencies, and supportive and welcoming businesses.
Perhaps the most uplifting message, though, came from a mom who stood in front of her home along the parade route, offering smiles and free hugs and four signs of hope to those marching by.
The woman named Stephanie hung four cardboard signs on the fence of her front yard:
• “We Are Sorry if the Church Hurt You”
• “Jesus Loves You”
• “We Love You”
• God Is in a Good Mood”
Eleven churches took part in Akron Pride festivities on Saturday.
Equality Ohio maintains a directory of welcoming and affirming places of worship throughout Ohio.