Sunday, June 15, 2008

Gay Pride Parade

Portland Gay Pride Parade
Sunday, June 15
11 am
Parade route map found here.

The Portland Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship will be marching in Portland's Gay Pride Parade this year. Many faith congregations join the parade, proudly displaying their welcome of all GBLTQs in their places of worship.
In 2007, the only Buddhist congregation represented was SGI-USA. BPF Portland would like to increase that number, so we are joining the parade. We invite any Buddhist communities to join us behind our banner, and any Buddhist or Buddhist-friendly individuals may join us as well.
Please bring your own hand-lettered signs with your Buddhist temple's names, or with Buddhist sayings such as
  • May all beings be happy.
  • Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed ~Buddha
  • The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe. ~Joanna Macy
  • To find a buddha, all you have to do is see your nature. Your nature is the buddha. ~Bodhidharma
Any who join us, please be aware of the parade rules.

1 comment:

liv3romania said...

It's really great that you are doing this :) Huge step!~ Hope to see you at the parade :)