Volunteers have begun laying plans for a new social evening plus free LGBTQ-themed movies in the NCF building once or twice a week. We plan to alternate between women-oriented, transgender-oriented and men-oriented films. All genders will be welcome at all gatherings. The programs will include new releases and well as classics -- you are welcome to submit suggestions.
However, health concerns and other issues raised by the NCF board of directors may postpone the project at least a month, or indefinitely.
The group is open to anyone -- no church affiliation is required. NCF at 3520 W. Int'l Speedway, Daytona, (US 92) has been proposed as a venue simply because of its central location and projection equipment, and its history for serving the LGBTQ Community.
Our hope was to begin soon after Labor Day and on into the fall. However, the NCF Board voted August 8 to postpone the launch at least a month while the church weighs the risks of starting a new social activity amid uncertainty about the Delta variant of Covid. In the meantime, the church is continuing its in-person worship services and its Wednesday Game Day recreation program. The board voted to make masks mandatory for those gatherings, even if participants have been fully vaccinated.
The board will revisit the proposal at its Sept. 12 monthly meeting.