June 29, 2013 is Gay Pride in Lexington. If you’re wondering what Gay Pride is all about, check out our series from last year: Hey Gays, Why So Proud?
We’ve talked before about Why Gays Deserve An Apology from Christians and last year we hosted an apology booth at Lexington Gay Pride. We made signs (like the one above) and t-shirts that apologized to the LGBT community for the way the church has historically abused them. We gave out freeze-pops and hand fans, and had a great time meeting lots of wonderful new people.
A lot has happened over the last year! This year at Lexington Gay Pride we will be kicking off our newest initiative, The VOICES PROJECT. Through this new initiative, members of the LGBT community and the Church will be invited to share personal stories, experiences, questions, and struggles with one another through submitting written works, videos, photos, and art projects for feature on our website and in upcoming videos and educational experiences. Read more about it here.
Unfortunately, we are running out of time to raise the necessary funds!
We need to raise the lion’s share of this by the end of this week:
- T-Shirt Printing $315
- Printed Promotional Handout Materials $50
- Art Supplies for Graffiti Wall $100
- Booth Space $150 TOTAL NEED: $615
Every donation helps!
Giving online is easy peasy and you can do it here! A couple of clicks and it’s done (or click the ‘make a donation’ button in the upper right hand corner). We also accept donation by check (contact us if this is your preferred method).
If money is tight right now, consider being a volunteer:
We are taking volunteers in 2-hour shifts to help us man the table, coordinate The VOICES Project graffiti wall and videos, and offer hugs, prayers, and apologies! If you would like to sign up for a 2 hour shift (or more) you can sign up here. You should be familiar with Our Vision and it would be great if you’d review the Defeating Agendas Videos before the event (most especially Session 3). Those videos can be accessed here.
Support us with prayer:
If you’re strapped for cash or not local to the Lexington, KY area, you can still help us out by joining the prayer team. Prayer requests will be live updated from now through the day of Pride with requests we need covered, and any that folks ask us to add to the list from our interactions with them at Pride. Check that out here.
And, as always, feel free to contact us with any questions or comments!