You’re invited for a Potluck Dinner and Film: She’s a Boy I Knew

Fri, May 3, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fireside Room

Join us on Friday, May 3, for a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm. Potlucks are a great way to meet other Unitarians in a social and relaxed atmosphere. We expect between 12 and 20 people–so unlike coffee hour, you’ll be able to hear each other speak :>) Some are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan but our potluck dishes are of all sorts. It’s helpful if you bring a label with ingredients.

After dinner, we will show the 2008 documentary film She’s a Boy I Knew by Gwen Haworth at 7:30 pm. RSVP appreciated but not required. (After the film the GSA – Genders & Sexualities Alliance – will have a short planning meeting. You’re welcome to attend or not.)

Vancouver Public Library have 3 copies available for borrowing if you can’t make it to our film night.

Here’s the description from

Filmmaker Gwen Haworth turns the camera on herself in a down-to-earth documentary that follows her transition from male to female over the course of several years. Less a detailing of surgeries than a meditation on family ties, it offers a mapping of the transitions that take place within Gwen’s blood relationships, friendships, and love during a time of great personal transformation. Through one-on-one interviews as well as photographs, letters, and phone messages, her mother, father, sisters, wife, and best friend tell their stories and share their reactions to her transition. Their words are at times painful to hear, but the sheer honesty of Gwen’s family in recounting their fear, anger, understanding, and support provides an exceptional snapshot of one family’s journey in coping with change and learning to love Gwen as she is — much as she learns to do the same.

RSVP to appreciated but not required.

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All those interested in making our congregation (even) more welcoming to LGBTQ2SA+ persons are invited to join our newly formed Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA)*. This group plans to have regular (perhaps bi-monthly) socials open to all sexual orientations and gender expressions (including straight and cis-gender). As well as enjoying each others’ company and sharing our stories — and food — we will talk about the Unitarian Welcoming Congregation program and events we might sponsor.

You can read more about the Welcoming Congregation program here. The GSA is part of our Connect & Engage Team, a sub-team of the Membership Committee. *GSA has been the abbreviation for Gay-Straight Alliances which are popular in schools and universities. Some organizations are changing the name, but not the abbreviation, to Genders & Sexualities Alliance to ensure it makes it clear the group is open to all. Contact Mary for more info about GSA.

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