MAY 9, 2021 - PRIDE PARADE PLANNING MEETING ON ZOOM
The LGBTQA Welcoming Committee member, Shelly Fowler, said the meeting on May 3 for the upcoming Pride Parade on June 19th generated wonderful ideas for a float. Since the parade is on Juneteeth, the theme will be "Together We Rise."
Everyone agreed that the float was really comprised of the people themselves. So this means the float participants will deck themselves out in every piece of clothing and bling that screams rainbow, pink, pale blue, and white colors! The group also secured a pickup truck and a trailer on which the participants will ride. Others offered to ride bikes.
We will continue planning this coming Sunday, May 9 at 11:00 am on Zoom. Contact Shelly Fowler with any questions: email@example.com.
Topic: Pride Parade Planning
May 9, 2021 • 11:00 AM • Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 349 453 5382
LGBTQA Welcoming Committee Displays New Rainbow Flag
When you drive by the A Street side of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, look for the flag from the LGBTQA Welcoming Committee displayed next to the Black Lives Matter banner.
We are proud to display the flag because it represents how far the LGBTQA community has come in the past 50 years.
The history of the rainbow flag begins with the San Francisco Parade's Organizing Committee adopting the LGBT Rainbow Flag design in 1982. They decided that red would stand for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for serenity, and violet for spirit. The rainbow flag was quickly adopted by LGBTQA organizations all over the United States and, indeed, all over the world.
Graphic designer Daniel Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the LGBTQ+ Rainbow Flag to place greater emphasis on "inclusion and progression". He uses black and brown stripes to represent LGBTQ+ communities of color, with the blue stripe representing transgender males, the pink stripe representing transgender females, and the white triangle representing individuals who are gender neutral or gender fluid. He borrowed these colors from the Transgender Pride Flag, which was designed by Monica Helms in 1999.
As we in the queer community have sought to be inclusive of individuals with fluid gender expression and identity, we are gratified to see the larger community in Lincoln do the same in schools, churches, organizations, and businesses.
Coffeehouse Is ONLINE With Family & Friends
Join us for online gaming streamed on STEAM. We usually play for a couple of hours with a bio break halfway through.
While we are online we play Jackbox games. We own several party packs so there is a lot of variety from drawing games to trivia, and lots more. All you need in order to play is a smartphone. You log into jackbox.tv on your phone and enter the four digit code that we give you for each game. Super easy. Your second device (computer, laptop, ipad) will be where you will view the graphics of the game through the zoom room. If you haven't played before we will walk you through it.
Coffee House Game Night is co-hosted each month, on the fourth Friday of the month, by PFLAG and the LGBTQA Welcoming Committee of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.
We do not post zoom links in pubic forums to avoid zoom-bombing. If you are seeing this event on a public page and would like to receive the zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQA Classes A SUCCESS Success
by Deb Hope - she • her • hers pronouns
The LGBTQA Welcoming Congregation Committee offered a series of four adult education classes on Saturdays in February. The topics included Pronouns and Inclusive Language, Renewing Our Welcoming Congregation Status, LGBTQ History of Lincoln, NE, and How To Be An Advocate.
The Zoom classes were well-received and led to some good discussion. The committee appreciates everyone who gave up an hour on their Saturday to help us be a more welcoming church for people from across the sexual orientation and gender identity spectrums.
If anyone was unable to attend and would like to receive the materials that were shared, contact Deb Hope at email@example.com. If you would like to view the PowerPoints for these classes, please put this link in your browser:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2021, 10:00 AM; SUNDAY SERVICES PREMIERE ON YouTube.
Members Shelly, Michelle, and Heather of the LGBTQA Welcoming Committee were interviewed by Rev Sinclair for the worship service on February 28, 2021. We shared information on our renewal process as a Welcoming Committee and Congregation, as well as our own personal stories as LGBTQA individuals.
If you would like to view this worship service again, click on the link below:
LGBTQA Welcoming Session
Saturday, February 27, 2021; 10:00 - 11:00AM; Contact Deb Hope (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or the Zoom link.
HOW TO BE AN ADVOCATE, NOT JUST AN ALLY
Date: Feb 27
Leaders: BJ Wheeler and Pam Wakeman
LOOKING FOR POWERPOINTS TO RECENT CLASSES?
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The mission of the LGBTQA Welcoming Committee is to facilitate inclusion and speak up about the concerns of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, and/or queer at every level of congregational life, welcoming not only their presence but the unique gifts and particulars of their lives.