This year, Harmony is selling Pride 2021 t-shirts to commemorate not only the Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ Rights Movement but most recently our community's tenacity, courage, and resiliency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These are tough times, and the marginalized have disproportionately struggled.
This shirt is for all those who identify as Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ and our allies. The purpose of this campaign is to promote the good work being done by organizations like Harmony and is therefore appropriate for anyone - whether they are associated with Harmony or not.
All proceeds will go toward Harmony's mission to provide advocacy, education, and resources to Queer voices* in Community of Christ with a shared vision of full participation.**
How It Works
Our vendor for this campaign is Bonfire, a t-shirt printing company based in the United States. Harmony has developed a design that can be printed on a variety of styles such as t-shirts, tank tops, and a hoodie. Please see full details below:
Click the button below to get started. We can't wait to see our global Harmony community wearing these shirts and spreading a message of resilience and hope!
*The term Queer is being reclaimed by some who identify as LGBTQ+ and is used as an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community. We use the phrase “Queer voices” to describe all person, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI), who have the courage to use their voice to speak for justice for the marginalized in the Queer community.
**Full participation in the life of the church pertains to all members, without exception, ensuring each person is fully eligible to participate in the sacraments, priesthood, all levels of church leadership, as well as any other benefits and responsibilities guaranteed to church membership according to the Membership Manual.
June is Pride Month, a time to intentionally practice self-love, immersing yourself in communities of love and support while remembering the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us, paving the way for the progress we enjoy today. With the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions around the world to keep us all safe, most Pride events were cancelled in June 2020.
While this was an understandable and necessary sacrifice, we mourned the loss of an opportunity to experience the blessings of our diverse community. Thanks to science, we could potentially see some in-person Pride events scheduled in some parts of the world; however, due to the long-term isolation, inequitable distribution of vaccines, and personal health concerns that might exclude already marginalized individuals in the Queer/LGBTQIA2S+ Community, we are hosting a virtual Pride mixer event on June 6, 2021, at 4 p.m. CDT.
🎟️ Current Harmony Members (Not a current member? Become a member today!)
📅 June 6, 2021
⌚ 4 p.m. Central
Using the Kumospace platform, we will host a virtual pride mixer to foster a sense of community, connection, support, and fun! While this is mostly an unstructured event, we will also share in a toast and a fun scavenger hunt activity.
SIGNATURE COCKTAIL/MOCKTAIL OPTIONS:
Note: We understand each Harmony household will have its own views on the consumption of alcohol for of-age individuals. We invite you to adjust any of the below recipes to fit your needs, taste, and comfort level.
Other beverage ideas: water, juice, soda, mimosas, champagne/prosecco, wine, beer, etc. Your choice!
What to Expect:
All current Harmony members will receive a link to join this virtual event. Upon arrival, you will be prompted to grant access to your device’s webcam and microphone. Once this step has been completed, you will be welcomed into our special Pride-themed space (pictured below). All attendees will be shown as a circular video feed and will navigate throughout the space using the arrow keys or by clicking and dragging.
Around your avatar (webcam feed) will be a secondary, surrounding circle representing your spatial audio range. You can hear anyone inside this circle and they can hear you. Anyone outside the circle is out of “earshot.”
Here is a quick tour of the platform offered by Harmony President Parker Johnson.
We hope you will join us on June 6, 2021, for this event. We can’t wait to see you there! If you aren't a current member of Harmony, it's not too late to join! Become a member today!
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Today is Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day!
Harmony stands with its pan siblings around the world. Your identities, attractions, and experiences are valid and help to enrich us all. You are loved!
Interested in learning more? The LGBT Foundation has a great article on the subject!