The Day of Acceptance event welcomes the community to Stanley Deming Park on Saturday, June 5, from 5.30 to 8.30 p.m.
Hosted by the Warwick Valley Community Center’s Living Well program and the Gay Straight Alliance, the event celebrates LGBTQ Pride month with a Day of Acceptance, including speakers, performers, art display, craft tents and music.
‘One of the most impactful tools to society’
Being accepted is one of the most important challenges facing youth who identify as LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, said Ellie Hanson, high school senior and current President of the Community Center’s Living Well G.S.A.
“I think that acceptance is one of the most impactful tools to society,” Hanson said. “We’ve seen statistically that by simply accepting each other and showing compassion we can decrease suicide rates in Queer teens by 37…