Please come out Tuesday night, August 6th at 8pm as Community Leaders, Faith Leaders from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, and Straight Allies come out in support of the LGBTQ Community of Porterville.

With all the hurtful and damaging actions in Porterville we’d like to come together in solidarity and support one another. 

Please share and distribute this flyer

 

Just a few highlights of the evening will include key artists and speakers such as:

Rob Hodges

 

 

 

 

 

Rob is a world travelled cellist having played everywhere from Egypt to Indonesia. A previous instructor at Porterville College Rob is now a music instructor for Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore. 

Award-winning actor and Springville resident Skyler Cooper will be sharing her experience as a gender non conforming queer lesbian and her spiritual journey.

Skyler has just wrapped up her latest film Hero Mars which she wrote, directed, and produced. She’ll be presenting us with an amazing opportunity in the near future to view her film locally.

Be sure to stay tuned for details on the screening date.

 Trailer for Hero Mars

President from The Wall - Las Memorias and various member of the organization will be making the trip all the way up from Los Angeles to be with us on this evening.

The AIDS Monument is an acknowledged catalyst for change and action; and engage the LGBT and faith communities, making both entities full partners in promoting wellness and eliminating stigma among ALL people.
 

These are just a few highlights of the evening. There are many surprises in store. Come out and be a part of an evening that’s promised to provide

inspiration and a beginning toward healing some of the wounds we’ve sustained as we hear from these powerful people and many more from our community who stand with the Porterville LGBTQ community!

 

For your comfort please bring a lawn chair or a blanket with you.

If you have small votive candles to use during the vigil portion please feel free to bring them.

We also encourage you to express yourself by bringing signs and posters that share messages of love, hope, and acceptance.

 

The main event begins at 8:00PM but there will be many opportunities throughout the day to attend and support.
Please stay tuned at GayPorterville.com or the Facebook event page for updates https://www.facebook.com/events/507756062631278/


Show your support for the community with this sticker available to you on Tuesday for a small donation of $1-2

 

If you have a few dollars to spare to the brave individuals who have stood up for us in the Council Chambers and were arrested as a result please donate at the following link:

Any little bit will help as they are sure to incur legal fees and fines.

If you have the time, there is a piece written by Jennifer McGuire that explains why she couldn’t sit in her chair any longer at the City Council meeting and why she took a stand against the City Councilmen. That story can be found here.

In addition to the Main Event of the evening we have these events happening throughout the day for you to participate in:

 

Please take a minute to check out our new Pride Store that has launched. All items are available for purchase and can be delivered directly to you.