Wingspan’s 7th Annual Multi-Faith PRIDE Service
A celebration of the journey from where we’ve been, to where we are now, to looking at what we want our community, local and global, to look like in a more positive future.
We have come a long way this past year and there is much to celebrate, but there is still much to be done. Please join us at this year’s celebration at St. Phillips in the Hills Episcopal Church on October 8, 2015 at 7pm with an open heart for a hopeful future.
St. Philip’s is excited this year to be our hosts for “Dancing the Bridge to Wholeness!” Through their LGBTQA Ministry, generous underwriting has been provided to bring Vivian Taylor, from the Boston area, as our honored guest speaker. Vivian is a transgender activist, writer, former chaplain assistant in the Army National Guard, and the past executive director of Integrity USA. We are so excited to having Vivian with us and look forward to giving her a warm Tucson welcome!
Other highlights from the evening will include music from Desert Voices and Reveille Men’s Chorus and Muslim participation for the first time. There will also be a meditation with crystal singing bowls and a special interpretative dance composition to India Arie’s song, “I Am Light,” as well as a blessing of the Elders by the youth. Come share an evening in your heart with Tucson’s LGBTQ community as we “dance the bridge” to wholeness together!! An offering being taken at the service benefits Devereux adoption agency. Devereux has long supported LGBTQ couples and individuals in Arizona being able to foster and adopt children in need of loving homes. For more information about Devereux Arizona, please visit www.devereuxarizona.org.
Immediately following the service, clergy from different faiths will be offering service goers individual blessings from their tradition.
***At the post service reception, tickets will be sold for the Monday Oct. 12th screening of “Pride” at the Loft Cinema, along with a showing of the film trailer.***