Musings from a Unitarian Universalist minister serving in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Coming Out Day Service: "Coming Out and Being Safe"
Photos from lgbtasylum.org
This Sunday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m., join us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover for a worship service in honor of National Coming Out Day. The service is "Coming Out and Being Safe". Service details: Guest speaker Polly Laurelchild-Hertig heads up the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force, an organization based in Worcester that provides
safe haven and support for the basic human needs of those seeking
asylum. The asylees have left their home countries (Jamaica, Uganda,
Saudi Arabia, etc.) because of persecution and life-threatening
situations simply because of their sexual identities. They arrive here
with nothing, are unable to work initially and this task force assists
them with all of the bureaucratic requirements as well as providing food
and shelter. We also expect to hear directly from one of the asylees. Please join us! Facebook event page is here.