Is Religion Getting Us To LGBTQ Equality?
THE LAVENDER EFFECT is thrilled to launch our first LGBTQ Heritage Forum on Thursday, November 13th, 2014:
"Is Religion Getting Us To LGBTQ Equality?"
Timed to be a Compassion Week event, our panel will be moderated by Lee Wind, M.Ed. and will include the following confirmed Pioneers of Religious Activism:
RABBI DENISE EGER - Founder, Congregation Kol Ami
REV. DR. TROY PERRY - Founder, Metropolitan Community Church
REV. DR. MEL WHITE - Founder, Soulforce Religious Advocacy Organization and
ANI ZONNEVELD - Founder/President - Muslims for Progressive Values
The event will be held at the Founders Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles and ask "What is our purpose as LGBTQ and Allied people? Do we have a higher calling?
What are the tipping points that bring religious communities through (or to?) 'tolerance,' 'acceptance,' and ultimately to celebrating our queer lives and relationships?
And what can we do - both as individuals and as a cross-faith spiritual community - to create LGBTQ-positive change?"
The evening will last about 2-1/2 hours and begin with a light reception from 7:00pm-7:30pm, followed by the panel and audience Q&A from 7:30pm-9:00pm. THE LAVENDER EFFECT is a nonprofit of Community Partners that is advancing the future of LGBTQ history and Culture. To further our mission, at the evening's conclusion, we'll be announcing our exciting new initiative to collect oral history testimonies from LGBTQ and Allied Religious Leaders.
We've kept this a free event with a $10 suggested donation for individuals. Our hope is that through partnerships with local congregations we will mobilize our larger community to make our world a better place for LGBTQ and Allied people.
Please help us get word out about this exciting event by sharing with friends, family, coworkers, and/or congregants. Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you on November 13th!
Founders Metropolitan Community Church (View)
4607 Prospect Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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