Why is the Legacy of the Stonewall Riots Now More Important Than Ever?

This year we celebrate Global LGBTQ+ Pride Celebrations, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the NYC Riots in 1969. We will reflect on how we arrived there in 1969. We will explore where we may be heading and what we can do to ensure the dignity and worth of all people.

About our speaker:
Manuel (Manny) Andrade, was born in Lima Peru and raised in NY. He attended Hunter College in NYC. He is a life professed Franciscan Friar. He attended Sanctus Theological Seminary and since 2002 holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. He received Deaconal Orders in 2000 and was ordained a Priest in 2003 in the American Catholic Church. He entered the Monastery of Our Lady Of Maine in 2001, on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke (Episcopal) in Portland as a friar of the Anglican Order of Jonathan Daniels for 2 years. He has been a Social Worker serving communities living with HIV in NY, VA, ME and FL since 1989. He married his husband Rusty Turner two years ago – they share their home with their beloved mutt Roxy.


About our special musician:
Sydney Crisp has been attending Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church since 2004 and has been a member since she turned 18 in 2017. She has been an accompanist at BBUUC since 2015 and plays the piano at church services whenever she is able. Sydney is currently studying mathematics and chemistry at the University of North Florida. She has a passion for animals, playing the piano, arts and crafts, video games, and social justice. We’re glad to have Sydney home for the summer and at the piano for special music and also as an accompanist.

Worship Leader: Kris Kines
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Special Music by BBUUC’s Sydney Crisp, Piano