World AIDS Day plus!
November 30, 2012 -
Posted by Scott M
There are so many events and happenings this month from World AIDS Day to Christmas in December... Please, please please click on our calendar to find out when and where all of these things are happening! HJR6 workshops, Pride Skate Night, Scrooge & Marley Movie, Sexuality Carnival ... just to name a few. Check it out on our calendar!
Indiana lawmakers are considering legislation, HJR-6, that would recognize marriage as only between one man and one woman. The bill has potential ramifications for all citizens that go far beyond its original intent.
"It's About More Than Marriage: Examining House Joint Resolution 6" is the topic of the third Faith & Politics program presented by the Temple and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne. Learn about the background of HJR 6 and its ramifications for everyone. Do you want your relationship choices defined by the Indiana Constitution? What role does your faith play in this matter? Join us at the Temple for an afternoon of civil discussion and learning as we seek further understanding of the role that both religion and government should play in our personal lives.
What: "It’sAbout More Than Marriage: Examining HJR6 Through Faith &
Politics"which includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, stoles exhibit, and
faithleaders panel discussion
When: December 2nd,12:30-5:30 (light lunch included)
Where: Congregation Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old MillRoad, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Cost: $12 ($5 for students) Click here for registration form!
Rev. Mark Kiyimba is the founder of the
UU church in Kampala, Uganda(www.ugandaunitarian.org).
Following the passage of the ANTI-GAY legislation, at great personal risk, Rev. Kiyimba spoke out against this bill and mobilized Ugandans to support GLBT rights.
This bill was spearheaded and funded by American Evangelists during an Anti-Gay conference in 2009, led by Scott Lively.
Rev. Kiyimba was exposed in the evangelical news and his life was threatened. Rev. Kiyimba is now a refugee, touring the U.S. to spread his message. Join us on Friday, November 16th at 6:30 PM for light refreshments; our program will begin at 7. Friday, November 16, 2012 6:30 - 9 PM
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne,
a Welcoming Congregation
5310 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
260-744-1867 or uufortwayne.org
GLBTA Youth Summit 2012
Saturday, November 10th 10a-4:30p
Downtown Allen County Library
Speakers, Workshops, & A Time
to Meet Other Young People
What: A day of speakers, workshops, & a chance to get to know other gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight ally young people.
When: Saturday, November 10th from 10am-4:30pm
Registration from 9:30-10am
Where: Allen County Library
900 Library Plaza Dr
Who: LGBTA people in high school & college are encouraged to attend this free event.
10-10:50 Greetings & Ice Breakers
11-12 Breakout Session 1
12-12:30 FREE Lunch (Pizza & Pop)
12:30-1 Graham Brinklow- Indiana Youth Group
1-1:30 Q & A with Coalition regarding
upcoming youth events and groups
1:40-2:40 Breakout Session 2
2:50-3:50 Breakout Session 3
3:50-4:30 Closing & Follow Up
Breakout Session Topics include:
“Eyes Wide Open”- Learn how to stay safe from dating violence
“It Gets Better”- Hear stories from older LGBTQ folks
Communication & Media– Discuss how the media portrays sexual minorities
Biblical Self Defense Class– What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?
Bullying– It’s been all over the news, but how can you really protect yourself against a bully
Safe sex, HIV & STIs– Protect yourself and know the facts about safe sex
& Many more informative, fun topics!
To attend this free event.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The History of Coming Out
In the Beginning, There Was a March
On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in the founding of a number of LGBT organizations, including the National Latino/a Gay & Lesbian Organization (LLEGÓ) and AT&T’s LGBT employee group, LEAGUE. The momentum continued four months after this extraordinary march as more than 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists from around the country gathered in Manassas, Va., about 25 miles outside Washington, D.C. Recognizing that the LGBT community often reacted defensively to anti-gay actions, they came up with the idea of a national day to celebrate coming out and chose the anniversary of that second march on Washington to mark it. The originators of the idea were Rob Eichberg, a founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience, and Jean O'Leary, then head of National Gay Rights Advocates. From this idea the National Coming Out Day was born.
To this day National Coming Out Day continues to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly.
Join the movement!
The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education.
PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. This includes UNITY DAY— Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 10. That’s the day everyone can link together—in schools, communities and online—and send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying.
They have a variety of resources you can use during October — and throughout the year — to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the movement and prevent bullying where you live. Check out all of the different events and activities and make plans to get involved. Remember, the End of Bullying Begins With You!
|Saturday, 06 October 2012, 06:00pm - 11:30pm
||by Scott M
|Hey, Let's Celebrate and do some Dancin' in the Street at the 24th Gay & Lesbian Dinner Dance, October 1! A benefit to support the AIDS Task Force of NE Indiana.For more informatuion call(260)744-1144 or www.aidsfortwayne.org
|Location : Grand Wayne Center
The annual fall Jesus Seminar on the Road is scheduled for October 12-13.
Its topic will be "Homosexuality & Marriage in the Bible: Uses and Abuses of Scripture".
The presenters will be Dr. Robert J. Miller and Dr. Perry Kea.
@ the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne.
You may also be interested to learn that Dr. Miller will speak at UUCFW's adult
forum and the service in the meeting house on October 14.
|Location : UU Meeting House on Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne
- Indiana ranks 27th in the nation in its rate of suicide deaths.
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States with one suicide occurring on average every 14.2 minutes.
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-olds.
- Male youth die by suicide over four times more frequently than female youth.
- Approximately 922,725 American attempt suicide each year.
- It is estimated that five million living Americans have attempted to kill themselves.
- Every year in the United States, more than 18,500 men and women kill themselves with a gun; two-thirds more than the number who use a gun to kill another person.
- An estimated 4.73 million Americans are survivors of suicide of a friend, family member, or loved one.
The 23rd annual After Dark AIDS Benefit will be on Saturday June23rd beginning at
6pm at After Dark found at 1601 S Harrison St. Auction at 7pm. Show 9:30pm.
Proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the AIDSTask Force.
The benefit will be hosted by Tula, Della & Paige so you know it will be fun!
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