I’m very excited. Tomorrow I will be speaking at Pride in Moab, Utah, one of the most beautiful and inspiring regions of this country. It is the gateway to Arches National Park, and home to a wonderful, artsy town — with a proud and fun LGBT community. Here is some information on the event:
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the festival’s “visibility march” will get underway at 8:45 a.m. Participants in the march will meet at the southeast corner of Swanny City Park on 100 West at 9 a.m. Moab Mayor Dave Sakrison will address the crowd and read a proclamation before the march through town gets under way. At 11 a.m., the festival will begin at Old City Park, located on Murphy Lane southeast of Moab.
This year, author and activist Wayne Besen will be a featured speaker at the festival. The author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth,” Besen currently serves as the executive director of Truth Wins Out, an organization founded to combat the ‘ex-gay’ myth and right wing propaganda. Besen is a former spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay and lesbian advocacy group. The day-long festival will also include performances by a variety of musicians including Birdie and the Black Sheep, an all-female band, with a blues and rock sound, Nico Tower, alternative rock band The Vision, and The Lovebirds, a folk/pop duo.
I thank Jenn Oestreich and Amy Stocks of Moab Pride for inviting me to this exciting event. If you are in the vicinity, don’t miss the fun.
Finally, I will be there with my video camera to take some NALT Christian videos of Christians who want to proclaim they are “Not All Like That.” Don’t be shy, come by my booth so we can videotape your NALT testimony.
Here is a short video of the event I shot last year.