Click "like" to send a message of love and support to Wedgewood Church and the LGBTQ community in Charlotte, NC. The church was vandalized with anti-LGBTQ messa...ging for the 7th time this week.
This took place the same night that the Charlotte/Mecklenburg School Board passed a measure to include LGBTQ students in the district's multicultural policy - the result of great local organizing (we see you TimeOut Youth, PFLAG Charlotte, MeckPac and others) and elected leaders ready to stand up for LGBTQ youth.
We’re so grateful for Fred’s incredible efforts and for the exposure the Facebook campaign gave to our organization. It truly made a difference.
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Angel Action Atlanta celebrates 10 years of being a compassionate and silent barrier together at PRIDE and several other events. It has been an honour for me to wear my white dress and carry our sign: Stop the Hate, Be the Change. Together, we have brought joy and even a feeling of safety to those celebrating along the parade route. There is no way for me to begin to express my gratitude for this opportunity...and for those folks who have stopped me to give hugs, say thank you, and...I love you.
It is for you, each of you, that I am charged to share the Gift of Active Compassion given to me. The one which I fight to live up to every day. This year not only will I honour those who still battle against oppression, but those who we have lost...who have cleared a path for us.
So, this day, year after year i post... I saved it until this eve so I could collect my thoughts...
Matthew Wayne Shepard was born just a short 11 years after ...me,,,, but this beautiful soul was taken only a few short years later on October 12 1998 by the same hate we are still seeing all over our country. Today makes 19 years and it still hurts
Matt was befriended, taken off with the promise of a ride home, pistol whipped first, shoes stolen , coat stolen, driven to a remote Wyoming hilltop to further endure beating, kicking, punching and more. At the end of this Matt was tied to a crude fence post and left to die. He was found the next morning after having spent the night with razor blade like winds and wounds that would 10 days later prove to be fatal.
I have been there, to that Montana hilltop, I drove to it and it took a while to find as the landscape has been purposely changed, it was in the winter there was snow on the ground, as I stepped out of the truck and the brisk frozen winds hit, I could only imagine what this beautiful young man had endured.
Every year I join my group of Angels,, Angel Action Atlanta which is a branch of the original group that honored Matt at the trials of his murderers. This weekend I will again be joining my Angel Family to march with thousands of others, gay, straight, lesbian, transgendered, questioning and non binary in hopes that one day it will be a parade of joy and Oneness rather than still having to face hate and harsh words.
Blessings to all who take part in Pride events and blessing to my fellows community and supporters for a safe Pride Weekend
My friend Jamie Brewer played a "sassy" and nervous Whitney in the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. This is a very good cause to increase awareness. All you have to do to help Jamie is to VIEW and SHARE! Thanking all my friends in advance...
Whitney's Wedding - 2017 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Entry
“I don't feel hatred Xavier…because tolerance, dialogue and patience were your strongest weapons.”
The husband of the policeman who was murdered last week in Paris delivers an emotional eulogy at his memorial service.
Looking for donations of warm winter clothing, gloves, blankets, to send to Standing Rock to prepare the peacemakers for the cold weather. Monetary contributions to help with the shipping to North Dakota are also appreciated! More details as they become available!!!
ARE YOU UP FOR IT? This year, we're not just taking the #48HourVigil to the streets, we're throwing down a CHALLENGE!
LEVEL 1: Donate $48 to help us get homele...ss kids off the streets.
LEVEL 2: Bring 48 cans of Thanksgiving food for our homeless youth to the location of Rick Westbrook 's 48 Hour Vigil and spend 48 minutes with him as he braves the rigors of the streets like the homeless youth do everyday. Everyone who takes the Level 2 challenge will enjoy a hot beverage.
LEVEL 3: MAKE YOUR OWN VIGIL -- Set up camp in your own backyard and spend 48 hours in the elements. Get at least 10 friends to each donate $48 to LNFY to celebrate your vigil. Upload videos and posts of your journey to this FB page.
EVENT: FRIDAY NOV 11-SUNDAY NOV 13: DETAILS AND SIGN-UPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW.