Saturday, June 17, 2006

Gay Pride Shreveport Dinner: Fri, June 23, 7 pm; speaker Rachel Powell from Soulforce Equality Ride

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Adrienne Critcher, founding member of PACE (Political Action Council for Equality), a local gay rights advocacy group, recently wrote to SptBlog: " We are hosting our first annual Gay Pride Dinner this year on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at Smith's Cross Lake Inn. The cutoff date for reservations is Wed., June 21."

"We are excited about the dinner. We have 3 wonderful speakers (10 minutes each!): Bobby Darrow, Randy Evans (Forum for Equality) and Centenary student Rachel Powell who went on the Soulforce Equality Ride (patterned after the Freedom Rides). Rachel and a bus load of college students visited college campuses across the country with anti-gay policies to engage in dialog. She has a powerful story to tell."

$25 per person: mail check to PACE Dinner, Gary McColister, 531 Red Baron Dr, Spt, 71115, or purchase tickets online at

1 comment:

Lewis Kalmbach said...

I think it is high time Shreveport celebrates Gay Pride in a respectable forum. What a great step! Everyone needs to know that Shreveport has a rich gay history which has contributed greatly to the culture of North Louisiana. I am so proud of what is happening in Shreveport this weekend that I am flying home to attend the dinner, leaving San Francisco's Gay Pride for next year. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.