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This week Rainbow Inspiration spoke with Tim Lane about the LGBTQ+ community and long term care. Tim, a local nursing home administrator shared his experience with the LGBTQ+ community and some insight on long term care. Some encouraging stories and some disappointing stories were shared in the interview. As the Baby Boomer LGBTQ+55+ community continues to grow this topic provides
The following was shared on Face Book on Saturday, the day of the cancelled Blue Ridge Pride festival. Every year, a few in the community question what this event is about and who it is for. Here’s your answer. (Story shared with permission of the writer, the youth, and their family. Picture is from an earlier Pride Parade.)
We appreciate that this cancellation affects our exhibitors, vendors, and sponsors. We want to help you to recover or to redirect your funds as quickly as possible.
Our team reached a difficult but unanimous decision last night. We feel that it is in the best interests of our community to cancel our much-anticipated festival. This press release offers details on the decision process and rationale.
We are monitoring COVID closely, mindful that cancellation is a possibility. We describe the actions we are taking and invite community input to our decision-making process.
The Blue Ridge Pride Business Alliance is partnering with photographer Lauren Merrell and Youth OUTRight to bring local businesses a unique opportunity. They are invited to become a Strength in Pride Art Walk Exhibitor for the month of September. It is a chance to stimulate foot traffic, educate the public, and support a local non-profit that serves LGBTQ youth.