Two PRIDE Events in June
June 2016 is LGBT Pride Month. Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. At. St. Paul’s, we believe in and affirm the great gift of diversity that is present in God’s creation and proudly proclaim at our entrance that all persons entering here are free to be who God created them to be.
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. This June, we’ll participate in two such events — one offsite and one at St. Paul’s.
Look for St. Paul’s presence at PRIDE in the Park on Sunday, June 5th in Mathew’s Park from 12noon – 8pm. St. Paul’s booth will be open from noon until 5pm.
And join us at St. Paul’s for a PRIDE Service on Saturday, June 25th at 5pm . This year’s service includes healing prayers for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL. A reception and conversation follows on the labyrinth. All are welcome.