Saturday, June 22, 2019: Line-up at 10:00 a.m., Downtown Cincinnati.
Show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community by marching in the Cincinnati Pride Parade with UUs from all of Greater Cincinnati. This is a family-friendly event; we have had UU kids of all ages marching in the past. If you have a yellow “Side with Love” or “Standing on the Side of Love” tee shirt, this is a great opportunity to wear it.
UUs have been assigned #88 and our meeting place will be on 7th avenue near the overpass of the west-most pass over I-75. Look for the “UU float” and come early to help decorate. The “float” will once again be Juli Rose’s black van with the big chalice on it. For those who cannot walk the parade route, there are several spots in the van available. We have also had people bring bicycles, strollers, wagons, mechanical scooters and even skates to help with their participation.
Parade step off is at 11:00 but vehicles need to be in line by about 10:00, and people by 10:30. We have decorations and flags, so having people to help set up would be awesome. Homemade signs, especially those about transgender rights or other LGBT issues, are most welcome. If you need shirts you can order them from www.uuabookstore.org. The parade ends at Sawyer Point.
The Parade Route info can be found at the pride website at: www.cincinnatipride.org.
For more information on marching with other UUs, talk with Russ Araujo, or email him at:
Or contact the city-wide coordinator of UUs in Pride activities, MJ Pierson, at:
For up-to-date information the day of the parade, see the new twitter account at MJCincinnatiUU, which is live for updates. If you have questions on the day of the parade, you can text MJ Pierson at 513-258-4784.