Pride & Pandemic by Rev. Amy Beltaine

People in the LGBTQ+ community make the courageous choice to embrace who they are, in spite of stigma and discrimination. Pride is a time to celebrate the strength to embrace your true self and celebrate each one of our diverse and beautiful selves. Most years we turn outward and celebrate Pride with our community. In 2021, again, we are invited to turn inward and reflect on what it means to be proud of who we are and to celebrate everyone in our community.


Reverend Beltaine provides a UU ministry of spiritual mentoring through individual and group appointments, Sunday services, rites, and rituals. She helps friends and family of the oppressed to break open instead of being broken by the pain in the world. A graduate of Meadville Lombard School for the Ministry, Amy is on the coordinating committee of the UU Spiritual Directors’ Network and chair of the Spiritual Direction program at Cherry Hill Seminary. When not pulling their little home behind them, Amy and (spouse) Hawthorne are at home in Portugal or in Portland, Oregon. Amy is an earth-honoring Process Pan-en-theist...and... aspires to become a Love-Ninja.

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