Contact: Rev. Teri A. Massengale
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley
979 777 3096
LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: NATIONALLY-TOURING EXHIBIT CONFRONTS PREJUDICE
Exhibit of portraits and stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and their Families visits the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley.
At a time in history when LGBT people continue to fight for basic human rights and in the Bryan-College Station community where exhibits of this sort are rare, LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and their Families cuts through the political arguments and right to the heart of the issue by showing the qualities of compassion and connection that are common to all loving families. The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley in collaboration with the Pride Community Center will host this exhibit on several dates through the month of October. Special events for the exhibition include an opening reception with free professional portraits for attending LGBT families, a Coming Out panel discussion, and a pizza party.
The Stokes family exemplifies the love on display at the LOVES MAKES A FAMILY exhibit.
The exhibition of LOVE MAKES A FAMILY: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and their Families will kick off with an opening reception at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, October 12, 6-9pm. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and music while touring the exhibit. From 6:00 - 7:30pm LGBT-supporting individuals, couples and families in attendance will have the opportunity to sit with a professional photographer for a free portrait. On Saturday, October 13, 1-3pm, the Pride Community Center will present a panel discussion on LGBT Coming Out. Attendees can meet with panelists during the refreshment reception following the panel. A pizza party will be held for students at 5 pm on Thursday, October 18th. The full list of open times for the exhibit at the Unitarian Universalist Church includes the following:
Friday, October 12th, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 13th, 1-4 pm
Sunday, October 14th, 2-5 pm
Thursday, October 18th, 4-7 pm
Friday, October 19th, 6-9 pm
Sunday, October 21st, 2-5 pm
For more information, see the UU Church website at http://www.brazosuu.org or the Pride Community Center website at http://pridecc.org/. Internet browsers can view images, interviews, and other information about the LOVE MAKES A FAMILY exhibit and book at www.familydiv.org.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley is a “theologically diverse and radically inclusive” church community that is welcoming and affirming. You can find us at 305 Wellborn Rd, College Station, just south of the George Bush Drive intersection.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley
305 Wellborn Road
College Station, TX 77840
Dates and Times:
Oct 12, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012
Rev. Teri A. Massengale