Support LGBTQ+ rights at Fairfax County School Board meeting

Thu., May 24, 7 p.m., Luther Jackson Middle School Auditorium, 3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church. Anti-LGBTQ+ activists oppose several proposed changes to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Family Life Education curriculum including the following language in the grade 8-10 curriculum: “strike biological sex/gender and replace with sex assigned at birth;” and to grade 11 students learning about “use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV prevention).” Eight of the 10 speaking slots at tonight’s meeting have been taken by anti-LGBTQ+ speakers. Let’s turn out in large numbers to counter that agenda. Wear purple if you can. See full rundown of curriculum changes here. A vote on the curriculum will be taken at the […]

Capital Pride

Capital Pride Parade, Sat., Jun. 9, 4:30 p.m., Dupont Circle. Capital Pride Festival, Sun., Jun. 10, 12-7 p.m., on Pennsylvania Avenue/7th Street NW, between the National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Capitol. Contact Jenny McAtee, 240-595-2680. It’s time to organize our UU presence at Capital Pride! With a theme of “Elements of Us,” Capital Pride believes that every person’s life is composed of a kaleidoscope of extraordinary parts, including identity, race, sexuality, gender, spirituality, experience and beliefs. And doesn’t that fit in with our UU values and philosophies? And, in living our values Capital Pride gives us the opportunity to come together and be a positive and loving presence in […]

Reston Pride

Sat., Jun. 2, 2-6 p.m., UU Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Co-sponsored by UUCF. Rain or shine. More details here. Please join us for the first-ever Reston Pride as we celebrate our vibrant and important LGBTQ community. Mark your calendars now for this exciting landmark event! Reston Pride will be a big, fun family-friendly event! There are a number of diverse entertainers, activities and exhibitors scheduled. Mama Celeste will serve as event emcee. According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Mama Celeste is one of the up-and-coming drag performance artists in the Bay Area. Cosponsors include: Cornerstones GLSEN Northern Virginia Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation Safe Space Nova St. Anne’s Episcopal […]