Queerly Beloved October 2023

Sunday, October 15, 4-6 pm

Join LGBTQ+ folx and allies for social gatherings centered on queer issues and themes. We understand the importance of queer community, and our goal is to provide a safe space where people can find that sense of belonging right here in Corvallis. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday in the afternoon. All are welcome! Questions: connect@uucorvallis.org

October Gathering:

This month, Ginny and Jema will lead an open-ended discussion on the topic of “Coming Out”. In the safe space of our Queerly Beloved group let’s explore and share our experiences of the “stages” we may have gone through or are still going through. Vivienne Cass proposed that there are 6 Stages of Coming Out. Do we agree or would we add other stages?

Stages of coming out identified by Vivienne Cass:

  • Identity confusion. In the first stage, identity confusion, the person is amazed to think of themselves as a queer person. …
  • Denial. This is a sub-stage where one will deny homosexuality. …
  • Identity comparison. …
  • Identity tolerance. …
  • Identity acceptance. …
  • Identity pride. …
  • Identity synthesis.

Queerly Beloved, 3/17

recurring; 3rd Sundays 4:00 to 6:00 pm at UUFC

Join LGBTQ+ folx and allies for social gatherings centered on queer issues and themes. We understand the importance of queer community, and our goal is to provide a safe space where people can find that sense of belonging right here in Corvallis. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday in the afternoon. All are welcome! Questions: connect@uucorvallis.org

March 17, 2024 Queerly Beloved gathering

Join us for an all-ages game day, featuring Minute-to-Win-it style competitions. Also, a craft table for those of us who feel like sitting quietly and watching the antics from afar. Hosted by Jema and Anya. Bringing snacks is optional but welcome! Also, it happens to be St Patrick’s day, so you better wear green!!

LGBTQ+ Ally Workshop

Sunday June 11, 11:45 am, after the service. Meet in the back of the sanctuary.

Practice speaking out for LGBTQ+ people as and Ally. This workshop will be led by Lily Hislop as part of our Pride Month offerings.

We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. The Unitarian Universalist Association has a history of standing up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Join us as we continue the work of being allies!