Sunday, July 9, 2017

Honouring Our Elders Tea

(L-R) Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Indigenous Two-Spirit Performer Tyler Jacobs and Paladin 'lil Randy

On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Vancouver Sisters were invited as Keynote presenters at Qmunity's Annual Honouring Our Elders Tea.  In the spirit of highlighting the well-worn path that was paved by our community's predecessors, lives and achievements were celebrated and community members were acknowledged.

Indignous Two-Spirit Performer Tyler Jacobs opened the ceremony with a blessing and spoke of the joy and acceptance of being Two-Spirit in his community.  It resonated with the Elder's as the common narrative in their lives of being LGBT was not accepted.  Tyler presented hope what is still possible for the next generations to follow.

After some delicious high-tea noshes, both 'lil Randy and Diversity took the podium to speak on their geniune desire to become a Sister.  Diversity continued to take questions from the Elders about who and what the Sisters are.  She recited a wonderful Sistory and then proceeded to tie in current events.  The Elders have paved the way for the bright present we have, but the work is not complete.  The future is still to come and work must be done.

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