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Public, Intentional, Explicit Inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ People

The theme for PIE Day 2024 is: PIE in the Public Square!

What does it look like to live out PIE beyond the walls of our own ministries or organizations, and into our communities, streets, and city halls? This is what we will explore and celebrate in 2024!

National Affirming/PIE Day was co-founded by Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble and Affirming Connections to set aside a special day every year to celebrate the full inclusion of LGBTQ2SIA+ people in faith communities and beyond! This day also reminds and challenges us to continue widening our welcome and using the concepts of PIE Day to embody love and celebrate gender and sexual diversity in all its forms.

Why call it PIE Day?

Pie = Deliciousness!
Pi = Ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The result: an infinite number, starting with 3.14.
PIE = One way of measuring how inclusive we are to LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people.

PIE Day questions, queries, pie recipes?

Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble

Affirm United is a national organization that works for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Church of Canada and in society. We draw strength and hope from biblical stories of liberation; from the prophetic call to live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God; and from Jesus’ witness to God’s inclusive love.

We’re a voice and a support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and we help ministries become truly welcoming safer sacred spaces through our Affirming ministries program. Membership and participation are open to people of all gender identities and sexualities. 

Affirming Connections

Affirming Connections was created to strengthen and amplify the affirming voice and actions of fully inclusive faith and spiritual communities in Southern Alberta (The Chinook Winds Region), and beyond.

Together, we proactively reach out and work alongside allies and individuals in the LGTBQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirit) community. We hold annual events such as Affirming Leaders Day and Citywide Pride, and provide resourcing for churches, individuals, and families.

We value activism, affirmation, and advocacy.


PIE Day Video from the Moderator!

Moderator of the United Church of Canada, Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, invites you and your faith communities to partake in PIE Day, a time to be PUBLIC, INTENTIONAL, and EXPLICIT in welcoming and affirming Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ people in our churches, families, and society.

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