In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 2019, the UU Retired Ministers and Partners Association is sponsoring a new history project and two conferences focused on the history and stories of LGBTQIA ministers, their partners, and allies.
UUMA members and partners of retirement age may register for the full conference even if they are not formally retired. Ministers, aspirants, and partners of any age are also invited to register for the main program day on Feb. 18. See details and registration form at www.uurmapa.org.
Our first conference, “Celebrating the Rainbow,” is scheduled for February 17-20, 2019 at the Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels TX. The keynote speaker is the Keith Kron, Director of the Transitions Office and former Director of the UUA Office of BGLT Concerns. Theresa Novak, Minister Emerita of the UU Church of Ogden UT, will share her Odyssey. The four-day, three-night conference includes stories from living pioneers of the LGBTQIA movement, workshops, and other activities. The second conference is planned for Oct. 7-10 at Wisdom House in Litchfield CT.
The UU Rainbow History Project is collecting memories, sermons and other memorabilia for a website, social media, book, and archives to keep alive the stories of this significant turning point in UU history. Contact Dorothy Emerson, Coordinator, at email@example.com or 339-206-0829.
The project is supported in part by a grant from the UU Funding Program.