Saturday, 30 June 2007

Changing Attitude Nigeria holds children's party at orphanage in Port Harcourt

This past weekend, Sunday 17 June 2007 at The Orphanage Home, Borokiri, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, forty-eight lesbians and gay men from all over the city of Port Harcourt created history for LGBT Christians in Port Harcourt and Nigeria.

Out of the sheer need to show love and compassion to the abandoned children, Changing Attitude Port Harcourt which represented members of the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Churches held the first ever children's party for the children of the orphanage. This is the first time gays and lesbians have come under one umbrella to make a positive change for charitable causes in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

CAN Port Harcourt bought gifts for the children, comprising of baby pampers for the infants, provisions for their consumption, and toys and drawing books to broaden their young minds for great things.

Present at the gathering were gay and lesbian Christians who have learnt to love and accept ourselves for who we are. What we believe in has helped us to see that what is missing in society is what is missing in us - a little heart, a lot of brother- and sister-hood, and to see that we must speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of our society. Read more

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