When was the last time you were able to say “I hadn’t considered that point before” to someone you disagree with?
The freedom to marry for same-sex couples has been in the news a lot lately, and is about to come into the spotlight in Washington State. This time around Pride Foundation is trying something different.
We know that there are lots of folks out there with all kinds of questions and thoughts around marriage for same-sex couples. We also know that the number one thing that moves people to think differently is hearing the stories of others. This is why we’ve begun the “hearts and minds” campaign, with the intention of creating open dialogue in communities across the state. We’re looking to engage people who support the freedom to marry, and would like help in reaching out to the people in their lives: fellow parents in their kids’ schools and sports teams, neighbors, family members, friends, and faith communities.
Whether you’re a gay or lesbian parent, a straight ally, or someone who would like to help the people in your life on their journey toward acceptance, this is an opportunity to explore how to communicate with people in a way that creates room for change. Family Outreach Specialist Laurie Carlsson will be holding workshops that will equip you with the resources and support you need to create dialogue in your community that will change hearts and minds.