News from AllianceQ: June 2020
June featured events
As we remember together that Pride is rooted in the bold resistance of trans women of color at Stonewall in 1969, we remember that Pride is about resistance. We will name our history by confessing the ways in which Pride has been too often co-opted by white voices, by celebrating leaders like Marsha P. Johnson and centering LGBTQIA+ voices of color, and by considering the ways in which God’s spirit is inviting us to turn over all tables of injustice as we make our way to our seat at Christ’s table. (Free) registration and event info here. Registration will provide you with information on how to join in the virtual worship service and after-party. Flyers for distribution here. Artwork by Nathaniel Cook.
Matters of gender and sexuality are a hot topic in today’s society. Although many have strong opinions, there are not enough opportunities to have discussions about gender roles and human sexuality without judgment and condemnation.
The #ClosetConversations series is designed to provide a space for people, regardless of where they stand on these topics, to come together and engage in an open dialogue. The primary goal of this series is not to convert anyone’s perspective, but rather to broaden our awareness and understanding of gender and sexual orientation. In addition, we will discuss how these issues impact the lives of LGBTQ+ people. AllianceQ Executive Director + Minister Melissa Guthrie Loy will contribute to the June 29 conversation.