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.
The 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.
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!