Celebrate PRIDE

On Sunday, June 7th, we are celebrating PRIDE Sunday! Even though PRIDE activities in Winnipeg have been postponed to a digital event in the fall, it is so important to celebrate the values of PRIDE like love, friendship, kindness and inclusion for all! Take a look below at more resources that can help you gain more understanding of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

A Prayer for Pride Sunday:

Constant Friend, because

People of every sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity have the right to live with dignity and without persecution or discrimination, 

we Remember in our prayers:

LGBTQ+ people of Chechnya, Uganda, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and elsewhere who have been murdered and tortured because of who they are. We remember them and the people who love them.

LGBTQ+ refugees from around the world seeking safety and sanctuary. We remember them and the people who welcome them.

Trans and gender-diverse people in Canada, the United States, Brazil, and elsewhere, who are targeted victims of hate crimes and assaults. We remember them and the people who love them.

LGBTQ+ people whose dignity and self-esteem have been eroded by hateful systems and structures. We remember them and seek to be people who love more fully.

Individually, we each uniquely reflect your glory and express your love, but anti-gay violence, homophobia, and transphobia have blocked many from recognizing your beauty in all people. All of creation suffers from the effects of such hate, fear, and violence.

Daily, may we dedicate ourselves to building bridges of love and hope where harmful divisions have been made, making equity and equality for all people our goal, while working continually for justice, so that 

Everyone can live fully in your love. Amen.
—a prayer by Alydia Smith for Pride month

A more inclusive redesign of the LGBT Rainbow Flag.

The Canadian Museum For Human Rights has some great stories, including some that speak to the rights of those in the 2SLGBTQ+ Community. Take a look at a few here, or visit the CMHR website here.

Claiming Our Rights As A Transgender Family

The Symbol Of Pride

Queer Kids Stuff is a video series that is great for helping kids to understand more about the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Take a look at this fun PRIDE video.

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