My home congregation, West Hills UU Fellowship, which has a history of difficult decision-making around social justice issues, voted last month to formally participate in the upcoming Gay Pride Portland. I’m really excited! I’ve marched for a decade with various groups, sometimes UU’s, but never in my memory with an official banner from my home church.
On a historical note, 20 years ago WHUUF (as we’re fondly referred to,
like the dog’s bark), took a vote to become a Nuclear Free Zone. The
outcome was in favor, but with a high price as a dozen or more families
left and joined the emerging congregation of Washington County in
Hillsboro. For years the Free Zone Dove hung in the lobby. The sign
is gone now.