Pride FEST 2014

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Brad Garbus
(FLAME Keeper)

by Brad Garbus

On August 23, 2014 Town Point Park in Norfolk Virginia was transformed into our regions annual Pride Festival.   The festival organizers anticipated nearly 15,000 people to attend this year to celebrate the progress this year in regards to same sex marriage in Virginia.  Local news revised the estimates closer to 20,000 or more in attendance this year.   The turn out was phenomenal and we were there. 

prideweekThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula, Unitarian Church of Norfolk and the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalist congregations banned together to man a booth at this years event.   We had meet and greets with many like minded people that were in attendance and handed out many brochures and informative pamphlets.   We actually shared the tent with several other denominations from Southeastern Virginia.   

There was extensive news coverage of the event this year.  Below is just some of the coverage of the event this year.

http://www.wvec.com/news/Pridefest-draws-record-272453571.html

http://wtkr.com/2014/08/23/norfolks-gay-pride-festival/

It’s never too early to start planning an even bigger event next year!   We are asking for your support to make Pride Fest 2015 even better.  We want the Unitarian Universalists to stand out and offer our beloved community as a safe spiritual home to anyone who would walk through our doors.   Planning meeting dates are still being discussed and we hope to see you there!

The Unitarian Universalist booth at Pride Fest 2014

The Unitarian Universalist booth at Pride Fest 2014

Hampton Roads Pride Fest 2014 Facebook Page

Courtesy of Hampton Roads Pride Facebook Page

Courtesy of Hampton Roads Pride Facebook Page

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