Here's some of "what's happening" in Hampton Roads this weekend with the Commonwealth Coalition and The People Of Faith For Equality.
The Christian Right has succeeded in getting Question #1 on the ballot to make their definition of family part of the Virginia Constitution.
No civil unions.
No health care benefits for domestic partners.
No protection from violent domestic abusers if you aren't married.
If this isn't the Virginia you want to live in, join People of Faith for Equality in Virginia and the Commonwealth Coalition as our date for:
DINNER AND A MOVIE (AND A STORY)
featuring Rev. Mel White, founder of Soulforce
Friday, September 29, 2006
Dinner - 5 p.m.
Pay-your-own-way dinner with People of Faith for Equality in Virginia and the Commonwealth Coalition before we go to see Mel White. Learn about the Question #1 Faith Tool Kit and how you can help educate others about Question #1 and stand against the Religious Right's efforts to hurt Virginia families.
No Frill Bar and Grill
806 Spotswood Avenue (Ghent), Norfolk, VA (757) 627-4262
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we have enough seats (but come even if you don't!)!
A Movie - 7 p.m.
God and Gays: Bridging the Gap
What is it like to be Christian and Gay in America? An exploration of why Americans struggle to reconcile spirituality and sexuality.
Rev. Mel White and filmmakers Luane Beck and Kim Clark will attend the screening.
1507 Colley Ave, Norfolk VA, 23517 (757) 625-6276
A Bedtime Story - 9:30 p.m.
Rev. Mel White
Talking about his new book. Visit Lambda Rising on 21st street after the movie for an intimate meet and greet with Mel White and an opportunity to secure a first edition autographed copy of his new book:
Religion Gone Bad:
The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right
Lambda Rising Book Store
322 W. 21st Street Norfolk, Virginia 23517 (757) 626-0969
Rock the vote @ Rainbow Cactus 11:30 p.m.
The main show is at 11:45pm. Everyone in attendance will hear personal messages from several GLBT celebrities and be the first to view some awesome GLBT ads! Make it a night to remember!
3472 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA (757) 368-0441