The Houston Pride Festival has been held annually since 1979. It is the second-largest event in Houston, after the Houston Rodeo, and the largest Pride event in Texas.

Offering conversation and blessings, you will see people from many Lutheran Churches: Christ the King, Celebration, Covenant, Faith, Kindred, New Hope, Salem, Zion, and more.

Here are some pix from the 2018 Houston Pride Parade, beginning with blessings on the Green.

L-R Bishop Michael Rinehart, Pastor Ashley Dellagiacoma (Kindred), Pastor Marvin Harvard (Salem), Tony Martínez (New Hope, Missouri City), Pastor Chris Markert (bishop’s staff), Dorie Jones (Zion in the Heights), Pastor Tracey Breashears Schultz (bishop’s staff)
Pastor Ashley Dellagiacoma and Pastor Chris Markert
PastorTracey Breashears Schultz and Pastor Chris Markert
Pastor Duane Larson (Christ the King, Rice Village) and Joen
The motley crew from Christ the King
Adriana and Scoly, our Lutheran friends from Lima, Perú.
Pastor Ashley Dellagiacoma, Kindred in Montrose

Here are some shots from Houston Pride 2019. 700,000 people participated in the Houston Pride Festival.

In 2020 and 2021 there was no Houston Pride Parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic.