Provided by Equality Virginia
This month, Equality Virginia returns to Prince William County for PWC Proud—a week of activities for LGBT residents and allies. Equality Virginia is hosting events and partnering with local groups for PWC Proud to shine a spotlight on the diversity of this vibrant part of Virginia. PWC Pride events are free and open to the public.
Equality Means Business Celebration
When: Saturday, June 17 at 11:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m.
What: Equality Virginia staff and volunteers, as well as community leaders, is visiting local PWC businesses encouraging them to become a part of Equality Means Business (EMB), a collection of local business across Virginia that are safe and welcoming for LGBT people to work and shop. After some brief stops at a few stores in downtown Manassas and a few remarks from Equality Virgina, Equality Prince William, and local EMB businesses, Equality Virginia is hosting a celebration of Equality Means Business at Bad Wolf Public House.
Where: Bad Wolf Public House (9406 Battle Street, Manassas)
Manassas City Council Proclamation of June as LGBT Pride Month
When: Monday, June 19 at 6:45 to 8:00 p. m.
What: The Manassas City Council is issuing an official proclamation recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month and honoring LGBT members of the community. This is the first recognition of its kind in the city’s history. PWC is invited to wear purple for pride and join Equality Virginia for this historic event. Immediately following the proclamation, EV is hosting a celebration of Manassas Pride Month at Bad Wolf Public House.
Where: Manassas City Council Lobby (9027 Center St., Manassas)
PWC School Board Non-Discrimination Policy Hearing
When: Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 p. m.
What: The Prince William County School Board is voting whether to amend the nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation or gender identity. Equality Virginia, along with local PWC LGBT groups, is attending this meeting to show support for PWC students and staff. Those in favor of the nondiscrimination policy are asked to wear purple.
Where: Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center (14715 Bristow Road, Manassas)