By Al Levy, Dignity/Palm Beach
On Saturday May 21, 2016, Dignity/Palm Beach and Integrity Palm Beach sponsored a picnic in Bryant Park South in Lake Worth, Florida. The South Florida weather and the location next to the Intracoastal Waterway were beautiful. Dignity provided the hot dogs and Integrity provided the burgers. More than 35 people attended.
We invited leaders of several area churches which have an outreach to our GLBTQ community. Many guests also brought food to share. Some of the attendees were: Joe Kolb, Convener for Integrity; Father Ed C., Chaplain, Dignity/Ft. Lauderdale and Dignity/Palm Beach; Rev. Taylor Stevens, Senior Minister, Unity of Palm Beach; Steve Rizzo, Director of Ministry, St. Michael's Lutheran Church; Rev. Jason D. Fairbanks, Pastor, The Congregational United Church of Christ; Adrienne Percival, Pride Business Alliance, Compass Community Center (Compass, based in Lake Worth, is one of the largest umbrella organizations in the entire country that serves the LGBTQ community.)