The streets are closed and Pink Wednesday is under full swing. I’ve been coming to San Francisco Pride for 17 years and I never get tired of the energy and the excitement.
Methodist Pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, was given his ordination credentials back today after being stripped of them 6 months ago for performing a wedding for his gay son. After serving a 30 day suspension for performing the ceremony and then refusing to denounce the practice of marrying same-sex couples he was bounced from the denomination and stripped of his ministry rights in the church. That was remedied and made right today.
MAP’s new report, A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color, offers a groundbreaking analysis of the issues faced by LGBT workers of color in the United States. The report examines how LGBT workers of color face unique challenges related to their race and ethnicity and their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In particular, LGBT workers of color are hindered by three major barriers: educational barriers; hiring bias and on-the-job discrimination; and unequal pay, benefits, and taxation. As a result, LGBT people of color are some of the most disadvantaged workers in the United States-and face extraordinarily high rates of unemployment and poverty.
Delaware Pride Presents ~ DE Pride Bowling
This event is open to all Ages & Sexual Orientations!!
7pm – 9pm (must be on-time as 2 hours of bowling starts at 7pm SHARP)
El Paso, Texas (also known as Sun City apparently) kicked off their week-long Pride celebration last Sunday. They’ve already had an art and fashion show, a movie night (last night) and they’re picking up steam for a host of great events all week running into the parade and festival this weekend. Click the graphic to embiggen their web flyer and click the link below to find out more about all the cools stuff they have still have planned.