Tuesday, October 14, 2014
All the recent marriage equality decisions and what could happen in the courts soon reversing Arizona anti-same sex marriage law, tonight 6th annual Multifaith Pride Service seems particularly important with the Rev. Debra Peevey, faith outreach director from Why Marriage Matters Arizona, as one of the speakers.
The service, Weaving a Common Sacredness, is 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 225 N. Country Club Road. According to organizers, supportive faith traditions from throughout Tucson will join together in song, prayer and words of praise to honor the love, diversity and blessing of the LGBT community
Service goers are encourged to dress in Pride Spirit! The service will also be archived and availabe for live streaming at the following link: http://www.templeemanueltucson.org/media-galleries/video-player.
The service offering organizers are accepting donations for Mariposas Sin Fronteras, which is an organization that helps LGBTQ migrants and refugees who are in or recently out of our immigration detention center in Florence, Arizona. Information about the organization can be found here: http://mariposassinfronteras.org/about-us/. They ask for donations from the heart to assist the organization with bail funds to help get LGBTQ detainees out of our immigration system and on the track to political asylum here.Checks can be made out to the Rainbow Defense Fund.
Attendees are asked to share their Arizona marriage equality story at the reception. Eight spots are for this. There will be information available at the ushers table and at the reception! Here's a link to Why Marriage Matters Arizona http://whymarriagemattersarizona.org/.