***If you are interested in joining the I’m Sorry Campaign at the 2013 Chicago Pride Parade on June 30, please email Kevin Harris at: Kevin@themarinfoundation.org
In June 2012 the popular social web content site BuzzFeed named the I’m Sorry Campaign as the #1 Picture That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity.
The “I’m Sorry” Campaign is an effort to apologize to the LGBT community for the ways Christians have caused harm and to show our commitment to making things better in tangible ways.
|One small idea of sincerity turned into over 13 million views on Reddit and BuzzFeed; over 5 million ‘Likes’ and 2 million ‘Shares’ on Facebook; over 3 million page views on our blogs; over 2 million tweets; and hundreds of thousands blog reposts and comments since.|
|Here are the posts that started it all:
Since the I’m Sorry went viral, we have gotten a number of requests to attend other cities Gay Pride Parades and join in with local community organizers for the I’m Sorry Campaign. If you are interested in joining, start making those signs and you can purchase the I’m Sorry shirts here.
If you would like The Marin Foundation to assist you in your Campaign, please contact us at email@example.com. From the I’m Sorry Campaign’s inception in 2010 at Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade, The Marin Foundation has partnered with conservative faith communities and LGBTs in the following cities’ Gay Pride Parades:
Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Brighton, England; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Edinburgh, Scotland; Grand Rapids, MI; Guatemala City, Republic of Guatemala; Kansas City, MO; London, England; Long Beach, CA; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Omaha, NE; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Sydney, Australia, Tulsa, OK; and Winnipeg, Canada.
To sign up for updates about how you can continue with the I’m Sorry Campaign, please leave your name and e-mail address below! You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail immediately.
[photos: Michelle Gantner at maladjustedmedia.com]
Watch videos from people talking about why they have taken the “I’m Sorry” pledge (what they’re sorry about and what they’re committing to do about it):
If you are a Christian that would like to submit a video sharing what you are sorry about and in what specific way you will commit to making things better for individuals in the LGBT community, post the video on YouTube and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.