Stepping up for Edmonton Pride, Wiccans say they’ve long been the most LGBTQ-friendly religion

Source: The Star Edmonton

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EDMONTON—Wiccans have long fought against perceptions that their religion is shadowy, scary and sinister—but this June, they’re wearing their differences loud and proud.

For the first time, Wiccans will be marching in the Edmonton Pride Parade on June 9.

Keegan Quinton is a high priest the Stony Creek Temple of the Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta. For the first time, the group will be marching in Edmonton’s Pride parade and will host an open Pride circle.
Keegan Quinton is a high priest the Stony Creek Temple of the Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta. For the first time, the group will be marching in Edmonton’s Pride parade and will host an open Pride circle.  (KEVIN TUONG)
Local Wiccans — a religious group that describes itself as a revival of paganism — say they’ve long been one of the most LGBTQ-friendly religions, but now they’re looking to step up the advocacy.

The Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta has participated in interfaith events at Pride for the past four years, but this year members are holding their own celebrations and plan to march in eye-catching Wizard of Oz-themed costumes during the main parade.

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