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Intercultural Summer Dinner and Dance
September 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm$30.00
*Event has been postponed from Friday, July 26th to Saturday, September 28th. For those who have already purchased tickets, we can reimburse you or hold tickets for the revised date. We apologize for any inconveniences.
In partnership with Rainbow Refugee.
Living in Canada, we take for granted many of the rights and freedoms afforded to members of the LGBTQ+ community, but that is certainly not the situation in a great many parts of the world.
For example, last year, the Tanzanian government empowered a task force to crack down on the LGBTQ+ community, affirming a law that means life in prison for any person identified as homosexual. In May of this year, the Kenyan government upheld an old colonial law in which homosexuality charges come with a 14-year prison sentence. Brunei and Chechnya are further recent examples of countries where LGBTQ+ citizens’ security has come under grave threat.
A group of us here in Vancouver are stepping up to do one thing we can, we will be sponsoring an LGBTQ+ family come to Canada and safety.
The members of Porch Light – A Rainbow Refugee Circle of Hope – know what it means to raise children as lesbians and gay men. We have all benefited from the freedom to raise and nurture our children within the families, relationships and communities we choose. We see what it means to our children to grow up in a community that not only accepts their parents, but respects and includes them. We want that for every parent and every child.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 to help an LGBTQ+ family get a start here in Metro Vancouver. If we can raise the majority of our goal, a portion will be matched by another funder!
YOU can help us, AND have fun with friends at the same time!
Join us for community dinner and dancing.