Search

Pride

Pride Then and Now

Pride Then and Now

Two years ago today, I was scheduled for an afternoon flight from Boston to my home in Richmond, VA. I had been at UUA headquarters for meetings all week, and I was anxious to get home. I regretted that I hadn’t scheduled a late Friday evening flight after I finished my work. But now there was nothing I could do but wait.

While I waited, I pulled out the Boston Phoenix newspaper, to see what was happening around town.  Much to my delight, I discovered it was Boston Pride weekend. I could go to the Pride parade on Saturday morning and still make my flight. I love photographing parades. I love all the colors and smiles, the marching bands, and the glad-handing politicians. As a lesbian, I especially love Pride parades. 

Statement from Rev. Peter Morales on International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Statement from Rev. Peter Morales on International Transgender Day of Remembrance

“Living authentically takes courage, strength, and above all, faith,” said Rev. Paul Langston-Daley, in an email to supporters of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Standing on the Side of Love campaign.

His words resonate with me, because they are at once encouraging, yet terribly sad. Sad because as Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith commemorate International Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am reminded that in a society still clinging to rigid ideas about gender, our brothers and sisters who are gender non-conforming risk their very lives just to honor their authentic selves.