By Sidney Brouillard-Coyle
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. The goals for Proud Anglicans include:
- Create a safe space for people in the Diocese of Huron that affirms, welcomes, celebrates, and loves everyone for who they are
- Consider the pastoral implications of the 2019 General Synod Marriage Canon Vote and assist individual parishes in having conversations on marriage
- Facilitate diocesan conversations on the evolving understandings of gender and sexuality
- Host deanery conversations and educational workshops on topics of gender identity and sexual orientation
- Provide liturgical resources to honour events and moments related to the queer and trans* community
- Represent the Diocese of Huron nationally as a voice of affirmation and allyship
As Christians, we know that each and every person is “fearfully and wonderfully made” in the image and likeness of God, and that God is more than we can ask or imagine – therefore, isn’t it true that God’s creation could be more than we can ask or imagine?
Our Five Marks of Mission call us to “respond to human need with loving service” and to “transform unjust structures of society”.
As Proud Anglicans, we must continually seek to show support for each queer, trans* and allied person – we must move beyond simple “affirmation” and into “celebration”, showing the unconditional love that God calls us to.
If you are interested in being involved in the work of Proud Anglicans, you can register to be part of our mailing list here: https://forms.gle/SidcCzsWSsvGWc1z8.
You can send any questions or suggestions you have to [email protected] We look forward to engaging with you in this holy work of respect, inclusion, and love.
Sydney Brouillard-Coyle (ney/nem), is the co-chair of Proud Anglicans.