I want to start out this letter by saying that OutSupport stands with #BLM in the fight for justice and equality. We stand with our Black and Brown LGBTQIA friends and loved ones, and we honor and respect each and every one. I’m fairly confident that most of you were at one of the many #BLM events in NEOhio, and are doing whatever individual work we need to do to erase racism today and forever. Thank you for standing for equality, in all the forms it needs to take.
That said,it is still PRIDE MONTH! Sadly, all PRIDE events around the globe have been cancelled, and many are going virtual. Please check out www.GlobalPride2020.org for a live streamed 24 hour event on June 27! sign up on Facebook for updates…they are posting regularly about all the musicians, actors, and other entertainment that will be participating!
Also, www.Oprahmag.com/virtualpride has lots of other virtual ways PRIDE is being celebrated worldwide! HAPPY PRIDE!!!
Our friends at Colors+ Youth Center (Fairview Park) want you to know about all the virtual activities that they have scheduled! See attached for details!
Did you know that our friends at PFLAG Cleveland have satellite meetings in Lake and Geauga Counties?! Support is really growing all around NEOhio!! They continue to have virtual meetings for support. If you want to sign up for meetings, please go to firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENTS!! The deadline for applying for PFLAG Cleveland’s Jes Seller’s Scholarship is June 30!! Details at https://www.pflagcleveland.org/scholarship
Our PFLAG Akron friends continue their meetings, as well!! Thank you PFLAG friends for all of your support for decades in NEOHIO!!!
Our friends at Equality Ohio will be hosting a virtual 2020 Stakeholder Summit over the course of June 21-26, with one session per day. For more info or to register, email@example.com
Shoutout to Findlay, Ohio for all the city show of support for PRIDE!!! Love to see all the pics posted on Facebook to celebrate PRIDE!
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Medina City Council members Jess Hazeltine and Bill Lamb, and talked about OutSupport…if you want to watch, go to Jess Hazeltine Ward 1 Councilwoman Facebook page (Coffee with Bill and Jess), and the interview was on June 4. Tomorrow, I’ll be talking with Hope and Healing on a Zoom interview! If anyone in the Medina area would like a delivery of small rainbow, trans or equality flags, I’m happy to deliver to your door! We hope to start having meetings once again in September, but only if COVID conditions change. Stay tuned.
Even if it’s virtual this year, I hope that each of celebrates PRIDE in your own way. I have my rainbow and trans flags in my flowerpot all year long!
Sending Virtual Mama Bear Hugs!!