Boy Scouts of America Votes To End Ban On Gay Adults As Troop Leaders
The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has unanimously approved a resolution to lift the organization’s long-standing ban on gay and bisexual adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy. Continue reading…
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. IT IS SO ORDERED.” -Justice Anthony Kennedy
Thank you Dayton for making this year’s PRIDE #winningDIVERSITY such an amazing success. Without our sponsors, volunteers, entertainers, board of trustees and of course YOU, PRIDE wouldn’t have been possible!
If you answered ‘no’ to those questions, it’s time to get or renew your membership! The Center memberships are annual memberships that expire each December. There are many different memberships available – individual, household, senior, student, and even business memberships!
Why should you get a membership? What does it do?
Each and every membership supports the events and programs offered by the Greater Dayton LGBT Center to the community. The Center is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. There are no paid staff or executive directors, which means that 100% of your membership fee goes to the community events and programming. The Greater Dayton LGBT Center is responsible for: Dayton’s Annual Pride Parade and Festival at Courthouse Square, Free Community Dinners, The Annual Women’s Valentine’s Day Dance, bi-monthly newsletter for the LGBT community, and many other special events. The Center also helps to sponsor events like the Dayton LGBT Film Festival and an annual PFLAG Scholarship for LGBT students. We recently co-sponsored Laverne Cox’s visit to Wright State University.
What do I get out of it?
Besides supporting our community, your membership also puts money back in your pocket! Together with some very special local businesses, we have put together a rewards program for paid members. When you get or renew your annual membership, you will receive a membership card. You can flash this card for discounts or benefits at businesses around Dayton who support our LGBT community. Currently, you can receive 10% off food at Salar on 5th Street, 10% off food at Flying Pizza, a free upgrade to a large popcorn when you purchase a small popcorn at The Neon Theater, free entry to MJ’s on Jefferson, and a $1 off your first drink at the Right Corner.
What are you waiting for?