This week at youth group, the topic of discussion was about the LGBT community and what we feel are the benefits about being part of the community. In the ice breaker, we spoke about the unique strengths that the LGBT community has. We had a lot of great responses to the ice breaker, such as the ability of having an open mind and not having the fear to understand and want to understand the way life is for different people or to try new things. Togetherness, bravery and boldness was something else that was brought up as well, which I felt was a great response because it’s our bravery that keeps us progressing the way we are so now.
I feel that if we didn’t have that sense of unity right now we wouldn’t have been so successful at now being able to get married in 19 states! We rock, guys! Although all those responses are amazing there was one response that really stuck out to me, and it was about our flag of representation, the rainbow flag. When I think about it on a day to day basis I just thought of it as just a really cute flag and that represents a part of me but then when going into depth about it at group it open a whole new meaning to me that I couldn’t believe I was so oblivious to.
A group member stated “I feel like that rainbow flag is really a power symbol in our community because not only is it bold, but a rainbow is something that happens naturally” and with those few words a whole new significance to the rainbow flag was introduced to me. It was great experience to feel that and to understand that even our flag is powerful and not just something that just cute. Finally we ended the group with a great guessing game based on facts that really had the youth group thinking how smart they really were. It was hilarious and we had a great time!
This blog was written by Khrystofer, a member of our Coral Springs Youth Group.
This group meets every Thursday from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church
1400 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, Florida
We meet in the Preschool Room – Located in the building to the left of the church.