We are celebrating our Thirteenth Anniversary next Tuesday! Join us for pizza and fun between 7 and 9 at the Pride center, 389 Waller Ave. There will be free Pride wrist bands and other fun give aways! We also plan to start Pride Prom Planning later in February. A great time to get involved.
The Lexington Gay-Straight Alliance strives to provide consistency for youth by meeting every week at the same time and the same place. When developments in the weather threaten the safety of our youth, however, we may need to cancel our regularly scheduled group meetings. To continue to strive toward consistency, we have established the following Inclement Weather Policy effective immediately:
LexGSA cancellations due to Inclement Weather will be announced on the LexGSA Facebook Page. In general, students may assume LexGSA will be cancelled if either of the following occur:
- The Lexington-Fayette School System has cancelled school on the same morning.
- The Lexington-Fayette School System has already cancelled school for the following morning.
Even if Lexington-Fayette Schools are open and operating, always check the LexGSA Facebook Page for cancellation information if there are hazardous weather conditions. Even if we are meeting, we urge all youth and guardians to use their discretion regarding the safety of road conditions.
What is the Day of the Dead Dance?
The annual GSA Halloween Dance has taken a whole new turn. As part of our commitment to an inclusive community, we are using this year’s Halloween Dance to celebrate the Day of the Dead, better known in Mexican cultures as Dia de los Muertos. An official Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos is also celebrated by many others around the world as a day to remember family who have passed away. Alters are dedicated to loved ones with their favorite food and drink on them. Many people visit cemeteries and decorate headstones. It is a day of remembrance and reconnecting with lost loved ones. On the outside looking in, much of the symbolism may seem morbid or even humorous. Skulls, skeletons, combined with bright colors and shiny decorations seem to be in stark contrast to one another. When we consider that this is a day of celebration of the dead, rather than mourning of the dead, it is easier to understand why families celebrate the way they do.
Come celebrate with us! The dance is open to all youth from ages 13-19. Wear a costume or come as your fabulous self.
The dance is open to all youth from ages 13-19.
November 1st, 7pm-10pm.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington
3564 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40503
$10 per person