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Pride is dedicated to bringing LGBTA events to the area throughout the year. We provide resources and information to the community and opportunities for learning. Many of our events are open to all ages because we are committed to the youth of our community. Some past events include: bimonthly Gay Straight Alliance meetings, seminars, Pride Night @ TinCaps, Pride Skate, drag shows, Rainbow Bowling; LGBT dinner/discussions, LGBTA prom, and many more. Pride also helps to promote and co-sponsor events with community organizations. Stay up to date with our events and check back often.
Insight Meditation for LGBT+ Community- 2332 Sandpoint Rd; Mondays in September (3, 10, 17, 24); 6:30-8; free/ donations accepted; Insight Meditation is the practice of cultivating a precise nonjudgmental attention, which can clearly experience the present moment. Often associated with Mindfulness Meditation, it supports the awakening of heart and mind through direct experience of each moment. Each week will focus on a different foundation of mindfulness. You do not need to attend all four sessions in order to attend.
FW Pet Pride- September 14th; Wunderkammer; 6-8:30pm; all ages; donations to American Cancer Society; goodie bags for those who donate
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard- October 7th; 3pm; Plymouth Congregational; All Ages; Get Tickets Here; Presented by: Heartland Sings, Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne, Purdue School of Music, Plymouth Church and Fort Wayne Pride
October Mourning is award-winning author Lesléa Newman’s deeply personal literary and theatrical response to the events of October 6, 1998, when 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and hung on a fence to die in one of the most brutal gay hate crimes of recent memory. This work of poetic imagination, married to the hauntingly beautiful music of Curtis Heard, serves as an illumination to those unfamiliar with the tragedy, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy.
Community LGBTQ Groups:
LGBTA Youth Group- LGBTQ & straight allies under 21; contact the Center for Nonviolence (Nicki or Drake) for meeting details (260) 456-4112
Center for Nonviolence LGBTQ+ Support Group- Meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 1-2:30pm at the Center for Nonviolence (235 W Creighton) Open to individuals 18+. Provides a safe, affirming space where participants can talk about issues related to healthy relationships, intimate partner abuse, or daily societal aggression LGBTQ+ people endure. Other support services and advocacy available free of charge. Please call Drake or Nicki before attending (260) 456-4112
PFLAG- Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at Plymouth Congregational Church (501 W Berry) at 7pm. Open to parents, friends and family members of LGBTQ+ individuals for support and education. Contact Roger with questions: (260) 479-7456
Alphabet Soup 360- Social group with different themes each month; Meets 4th Thursday of the month at Wunderkammer; all ages; free
Allen County Stonewall Democrats- Monthly meetings about issues affecting the LGBTQ community; meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at CS3