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May 2020 Newsletter

Board of Directors' Spotlight


Lincoln Crowder

Parliamentarian
Pronouns
: He/His/Him

Lincoln Crowder is a recent graduate seeking gainful employment. He graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelors in General Studies. He enjoys the company of his dogs, film and television, and jamming out to all types of music on his headphones. Waco Pride means to him working toward a better Waco, for all of us. For him, that means developing a wider network of support so that ALL of Waco feels safe for the LGBTQ community.

Special Announcement


We recently launch a brand new website and we are in absolute awe! We want to thank Waco Wonk for their hard work and dedication. 

They assured us that there is more to come and we can't wait!
 
What are you waiting for?
Go check it out!

Spread The Love


We love our supporters and we know that our supporters have truly great friends and family. Why not spread the love?


Know someone that may be interested in this newsletter? Forward this on.


Invite them to like us on social media
@WPrideNetwork

OUT on The Brazos


We are beyond excited for our upcoming event on 10/10/20!
 

Our wonderful Pride Planning Chair written a beautiful letter to our supporters. Check it out here


We are only 5 months into the planning of the OUT On The Brazos event.


Do you know of a organization that would be interested in being a Vendor?
Send them our way by going to this form.


Do you know of a organization that would be interested in being a Sponsor?
Send them our way by going to this form.

Did You Know?


Did you know that we have a wishlist for the upcoming OUT On The Brazos? Here are just a few things we need for the event:

  • Printing
  • Water
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tents
  • Stage
  • Sound
  • Sunscreen
  • Carpet Pieces
  • Food for Hospitality
  • Security
  • T-Shirt Printing
  • Condoms
  • Pins
  • Pens
  • Bounce House
  • Air Freshener
  • Hand Sanitizer

Can you help? Shoot an email to, Scott Vautrin, the details of how you can help us!

Waco Pride Network Meetings


We have five months to go until OUT on The Brazos 2020 and a lot to get done.
Pride Planning Committee
Due to COVID-19, we are unable to plan for virtual or in-person meetings at this time. We will send out an email once the decision has been made.
 
June 3rd
6:30p - 8:30p

Meeting method will be determined at a later date
July 1st
6:30p - 8:30p

Meeting method will be determined at a later date.
August 5th
6:30p - 8:30p

Meeting method will be determined at a later date

Check out the agenda for our May 6th meeting. Check it out here
We have recently posted out meeting minutes for March 5th. Check it out here.

Community Events


Due to Covid-19, we are not promoting any events that can potentially spread the virus through the community.


A brief message from RSI Court of the Central Texas Empire
Fellow Courtiers, Friends, and Family! You are hereby cordially invited to Coronation 26: A Beach Party at the Silver Palace! We are excited to celebrate another successful year of fundraising and celebrate another new beginning with Reign 26!

We know this year has started off with unprecedented concerns of safety and health with the Covid-19 outbreak affecting our global family, and are prepared to maintain all of our guests safety and health concerns with the utmost priority. With this in mind, we are moving to a VIRTUAL CORONATION CEREMONY!!

This event will be hosted on Zoom, Saturday June 27th. 
More details will be forthcoming.
If you know of any Virtual Community Events or Meetings for future newsletters, please send them to admin@wacopride.org

Support Groups


Currently all support groups for the LGBTQ+ community are canceled until further notice.

Rest assured, we have digital methods to help get the support you need. Feel free to check out the following resources:
Do you know of great LGBTQ+ support groups for future newsletters? please send them to admin@wacopride.org

Community Resources


Community Resource is a guide for those that need critical resources such as Support Groups, Therapists, Counselors, Spiritual Guidance, Medical, Mental Wellbeing Support, Education Support & Legal. Each month we will highlight one such resource.

Planned Parenthood


Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas offers high-quality, affordable care for women, men and teens. You can get services such as transgender care, STD testing, a range of health services, and more.

All services are confidential, low cost and PP generally is able to offer same-day appointments. Insurance not required.

Please see the full list of services offered by visiting Planned Parenthood's resource page.

Are you someone that can provide a critical resource to our LGBTQ+ community? Send Jeff Lewis an email to get added to our growing list!

Long Term Volunteers' Spotlight


Jenni Hopkins

Entertainment Coordinator
Pronouns:
They/Their/Them

Jenni Hopkins was born and raised in Waco. Music has always been a passion for them, learning several instruments growing up, participating in the dance team in high school, attending concerts and raves, and helping put on local punk shows. They attended MCC, majoring in Music Business before changing majors and graduating in Accounting and General Business.

In 2016, Jenni started performing in drag/queerlesque at Connect in Waco and getting more involved with the LGBTQ community. They joined the Imperial Court of Central Texas in 2017, an organization that performs in drag to give back to the community. In 2019, they began volunteering for Waco Pride Network to help with Out on the Brazos and founded the queer performance group, Outre Occurrence. Jenni wants to help create a community and carve out a space so that everyone can feel like they belong in Waco.

Get Involved


The WPN is an all-volunteer nonprofit and its efforts are made possible by those willing to donate one's time, talents, or finances to help make our dreams possible.

Sign up to volunteer for the Waco Pride Network today. Together, and only together, can we make a difference.

 
Your donation will not only support the financial aspects of our mission, it will serve as a statement.
Your donation says that you stand against those that wish us to simply go away, to remain silent about who we are.

Your donation says that you stand with this community in its struggle for affirmative acceptance and recognition.
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