Pagan Pride Day

"We will be at The Bath House on White Rock Lake in Dallas for Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 9AM til 5PM. Come Join Us! This will be a FAMILY FRIENDLY Event. So, please leave Alcohol, Illegal Substances and Weapons at home.

What is DFW Pagan Pride Day?

The Pagan Pride Project is a non-profit organization. The primary purposes of this corporation shall be the advancement of religion and elimination of prejudice and discrimination based on religious beliefs. The mission of the Pagan Pride Project is to foster pride in Pagan identity through education, activism, charity and community.

Nobody really knows who first used the term “Pagan Pride”. In name, it owes its origins to the Gay Pride movement, and certainly it is a term that reaches far beyond any single organization. It cannot be copyrighted; the founders have always felt it would be a breach of honor and decency to copyright it. There are rumors of single, local events using the name of Pagan Pride as early as 1992, though no documentation of these events has been found. We can, however, safely identify and document the first organized movement to support and encourage public celebrations of Pagan Pride in communities all over the world — the Pagan Pride Project.

The history of the Pagan Pride Project starts with Cecylyna Brightsword’s — now Cecylyna Dewr — participation in the Pagan Awareness League, or PAL, the organization founded after the Witches’ League for Public Awareness eliminated their state representative program in 1997. During her time as a member of PAL, Cecylyna proposed a formal program to the PAL membership and director to facilitate celebrations of Pagan Pride on a local level to be called Pagan Pride Day.

At it’s core it began as a small grassroots movement in the United States to promote religious tolerance and understanding. It was powered by individuals linked together via the Internet. This movement has now gone global through the Pagan Pride Project which officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997. The ultimate goal of DFW Pagan Pride is to enlighten others and eliminate religious prejudice & discrimination not just for Pagans but for people of all religions. We work towards this goal through a celebration where diversity is embraced in a hospitable and entertaining atmosphere. During this event we collect funds and material goods for charities and present to the public a variety of Pagan and Pagan friendly artisans and entertainers who share our vision of a world where religious prejudice is a thing of the past."

http://dfwpaganpride.org

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