WHAT IS PAGAN PRIDE DAY?
It's a lot of different things to different people. According to former Local Coordinator Peter "Bear" Beaulieu, it is especially dedicated to inter-community harmony, both within the Greater Las Vegas Metro Area, and the country as a whole.The Pagan Pride Day phenomenon is a celebration of diversity, culture, differences and similarities. The community is full of different beliefs and practices and together each one contributes to the whole. Each city or region's observance reinforces the fact that the community respects everyone who choses to self-identify as Pagan, Pagan-friendly, relatives or friends of Pagans, or simply curious.
Las Vegas Pagan Pride Day, or LVPPD, is an affiliate of The International Pagan Pride Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community. By providing accurate information, and showing the greater community a glimpse into the Pagan culture, there is hope to lessen the view of prejudice. Pagans are business professionals, homemakers, artists and students. Pagans don't always fit the steriotypes given to them. Pagan Pride celebrations are held annually around the world.
Items of non-perishable food will be accepted and donated to 3 Square Food Bank. The food drive provides participants the ability to share with others while making a positive statement about Paganism. Pagans have been wrongly accused of practicing devil-worship and performing "black magic". Most Pagans enjoy a religion emphasizing respect for nature, humanity, and oneself. Modern Paganism is a grorowing religious movement based on combinations of ancient polytheism, modern eco-spirituality, and reverence for the Divine as both masculine and feminine.
The event is sponsored by Agave Spirit Grove, Well of the Moon, Grove of the Sacred Springs, Unitarian Universalist Congregation and the Toteg Tribe. Las Vegas Pagan Pride Day and The International Pagan Pride Project are not affiliated with any specific pagan tradition or religion.
For more information about the event you can visit the website at www.lvpaganpride.org or for in-depth reports, interviews, tips and suggestions for event participants you can also keep checking back to this blog.