Our Mission Statement

Proud Anglicans of Huron is a diverse group of clergy and lay individuals who are passionate about facilitating conversations and providing resources on the topic of gender and sexuality within the Anglican faith. We affirm, celebrate, and love each child of God as they were created to be.

Our Goals

Goal #1

Create a safe space for people in the Diocese of Huron that affirms, welcomes, celebrates, and loves everyone for who they are.

Goal #2

Consider the pastoral implications of the 2019 General Synod Marriage Canon Vote and assist individual parishes in having conversations on equal marriage.

Goal #3

Facilitate diocesan conversations on the evolving understandings of gender and sexuality.

Goal #4

Host deanery conversations and educational workshops on topics of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Goal #5

Provide gender and sexuality-affirming liturgical resources to honour and recognize important days and moments.

Goal #6

Represent the Diocese of Huron nationally as a voice of affirmation and allyship.

 

Proud Anglicans: Our Logo
Designed by Pip Hamilton

The Proud Anglicans logo is an echo of the national church logo, with the leaves rendered more geometrically, made up of triangles, and coloured in rainbow colours.

This rainbow coloured version was created for Proud Anglicans during the run-up to General Synod 2019, initially part of the #EquallyAnglican campaign, featuring a number of short videos from same-gender couples. The logo became more widely used on a number of different "swag" items, including shirts and masks. To purchase a Proud Anglicans "swag" item, please email info@proudanglicans.ca!

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The original pride flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978 with eight colours. In 2018, the pride flag was reinvisioned to create a new "Progress Pride Flag". The Progress Pride Flag keeps the base design of the rainbow while adding white, pink, blue, brown, and black arrows. The white, pink and blue colours represent those in the trans* community, while the brown and black colours represent people of colour. The arrow points to the right to show forward movement, while being along the left side to show that progress still needs to be made. This Progress Flag honours the diversity within the queer and trans* community, gives space for all voices at the table, and helps to show us where we need to go.

Within Proud Anglicans of Huron, we are continually seeking to educate ourselves on the unique forms of marginalization and discrimination. For us, the Progress Flag stands as a reminder that we need to be mindful of our privilege, lift up the voices of all people who experience oppression, and seek to make our advocacy and activism work inclusive for all people.