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<<First Name>> - 09/02/22
Edition: 2022 | Issue: 6
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
We have TWO big events coming up and we need folks who can help out. If you are interested you can:
  • Attend a work party in person (dates listed above)
  • Attend a work party virtually
  • Sign up to volunteer at THE WACO PRIDE PAGEANT here
  • Fill out this form and be sure to mark events (and any other interests you might have)
Also, if you are thinking, hey I want to be a bit more involved...you can fill out a board application here. Applications will likely be reviewed in December with interviews done December and January. As a heads up, we do not anticipate any decisions before December and January, and we anticipate being a bit busy in the meantime, so we would appreciate holding any outreach about those decisions until December. Thank you in advance for your patience. 
GET IN THE PRIDE SPIRIT
The first event of the Waco Pride Season is THIS MONTH!! Join us and some of our favorite performers at 7:00 pm, September 24th at Nexus Esports.
OUT on the Brazos
We are ONLY 36 days or 864 hours or 51,840 minutes, or 3,110,400 seconds from this year's OUT on the Brazos. Mark your calendars (if you haven't already done so, but also why haven't you yet). 
Welcoming Waco Update -
Community Conversation with Waco PD
We are pleased to share that this month, Waco PD's Chief Victorian will be participating in a community conversation with Waco's LGBTQIA+ community.

Join us on September 27th at Metropolitan Community Church from 7:00-8:30 for this important dialogue. 

If you have any interest in being involved with this work, please email welcomingwaco@gmail.com.
Information from Equality Texas
In times such as these, one of the most important things we can do is share information on how to remain safe. Below find some words from our friends at Equality Texas on just that
 
MPV Resources

Equality Texas has created an informational page about MPX with some basics about how prevention and spread. We also have a local tracker for vaccine access and eligibility around the state and are working on physical resources for folks who are in quarantine in the Houston area. Folks can purchase items from our Amazon wishlist and sign up to receive resources here. We’re working on providing the physical resources in Dallas as well. 

Back to School

As students return to school in this heightened political climate we’ve already received reports of several school districts pursuing anti-LGBTQ+ policies, including dismantling GSAs, introducing discriminatory bathroom policies, or spreading renewed misinformation about the Governor’s directive to the Department of Family Protective Services. Our ask of y’all: please let us, the ACLU of Texas, and Lambda Legal know if you hear about any of these incidents. The extra eyes and ears are incredibly helpful in helping us combat this misinformation.
Community Event - TOMORROW
Ways to Stay Connected 

Parent Support Group

Many parents don’t know what to do when their child comes out to them at any age. This is a group of parents who have LGBTQ children that want to learn how to support, respect, and understand their children better. For more information about the Parent Support groupcontact Lucas Land at lland@wacopride.org.

 

Waco Youth Pride Alliance

The Waco Youth Pride Alliance was created and led by youth in the Waco Community to increase our community's visibility, support, and understanding of LGBTQ youth. oin the WYPA Discord server or follow them on Instagram, @waco_youth_pride_alliance to stay updated on activities and events.

 

Waco Pride TNG (The Next Generation)

This is Waco Pride Network’s group for The Next Generation. Anyone 18-24 who identifies as LGBTQ+ or allies is invited to join us as we build our community in Waco together. You can join our Discord ServerFacebook Group, or follow on Instagram, @tng_waco to connect with others and stay updated on activities and events.

 

Waco Pride Adult Group

This is Waco Pride Network’s place for Waco’s LGBTQ+ and allies to gather! You can join our Facebook Group to connect with others and check our Events Calendar to keep up with our planned activities.

September Awareness and Remembrance Dates
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