By Chris Kohn, Dignity/San Antonio President
The first few months of 2013 have been very exciting for Dignity/San Antonio. We have continued to seek ways that we can share who we are with like-minded people of faith, and with the wider community.
In January, twelve of us drove together to Houston to join Dignity/Houston for a screening of the film, Pink Smoke Over the Vatican. The welcome we received and the bonds we built (among ourselves and with the Houston group) made the long trip well worth it.
In March, we hosted our annual Palm Sunday Picnic, and were joined by many guests, including several members of Dignity/Houston who made the long trip to San Antonio. The picnic is an annual tradition for us, and as usual, it was a great day featuring lots of good food, fellowship, and liturgy.
On Saturday, April 6, we held our 3rd Biennial Art Show and Fundraiser. The art show represents both an opportunity to share something of ourselves with the San Antonio community, and to raise funds to provide scholarships for those going to the DignityUSA Convention. Artwork consisted of photography, woodwork, yard art, textiles, candles, mosaics, and other works. Refreshments were also donated which made for a very successful sale.
On Sunday, April 14, we hosted members of the Gay and Lesbian Episcopalians and Friends (GLEF) and Reconciling Works group (a Lutheran LGBT group) for a joint liturgy and potluck. We have gathered with GLEF before, but this was the first time we had gathered with Reconciling Works. It was wonderful to have a chance to gather with the larger Body of Christ.
We are excited about what is happening in our community and we look forward to bringing that enthusiasm to the Convention this summer.