Pride Liturgy 2022 Resources
[Vox held its first Pride Liturgy on August 21, 2022]
Pride is historically celebrated in June, to mark the Stonewall Riots in 1969. An explosive point in the history of LGBTQ+ resistance in the US, trans and gender nonconforming people led the charge. Austin celebrates Pride in mid-August, because everything’s hotter in Texas. But you can also celebrate in June with the volunteer-led Queerbomb march and celebration.
Some research to ponder
This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources in central Texas, but is meant as a way to show the variety of community and support in our area.
Queertopia: A community by and for LGBTQ+ folks & allies in ATX who have experienced homelessness. Members have been operating emergency transitional shelters for 2+ years and are fundraising to purchase land for intentional community.
Little Petal Alliance: a non-profit organization that assists BIPOC and trans individuals by providing a comprehensive mental wellness package including therapy, employment connections, and resources to help combat dysphoria for those experiencing it, such as hair removal, make up kits and tutorials, clothing, wigs, voice training, etc. We feel a more holistic approach tailored to the individual can help make a real impact on someone’s ability to find employment and maintain their mental health.
Out Youth: Out Youth serves Central Texas LGBTQIA+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, and asexual) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults. Founded in 1990.
ASHwell: Empowering central Texans by providing sexual health and wellness services that serve the body, mind and spirit. Founded in 1988 by a group of individuals living with AIDS.
Austin Black Pride: Our mission is to cultivate a culture of inclusion and celebration, and transform the lives of our community through education, advocacy, and activism. We are the home for social change, and our network empowers our family with the resources for a stronger, healthier, and more prosperous future.
Embrace Austin: Embrace Austin is a coalition of LGBTQIA2+ individuals, organizations, and businesses in Austin. We aim to build bridges between queer people and queer initiatives, boost Austin’s queer economy, and set a new standard for cultural competency in LGBTQIA2+ Austin.
The Human Empathy Project: Exists to foster empathetic connection around matters of Christian faith, gender, and sexual diversity through free confidential consultations and resources. Services for LGBTQ+ people, their families, pastors and faith leaders.
Q Christian Fellowship: QCF prophetically models a world where all LGBTQ+ people are fully loved by family, church, and community, and Christians worldwide live up to their calling to be instruments of grace and defenders of the outcasts. Includes conferences, parent summits, and weekly groups.
Church Clarity: a crowd-sourced database of Christian congregations scored by our team of volunteers based on how easy it is to find a church’s Actively Enforced Policy online. We currently evaluate church websites for policies that impact LGBTQ+ people and Women in Leadership.
Equality Texas Legislative Bill Tracker: find a list of current anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the Texas State Legislature, and how Equality Texas is challenging them. Find ways to take action in the legislative process. The Texas Legislative Session begins January 10, 2023!