"Letter to the Church" :
If our movement arises in other churches,
we hope they will write
their own foundational letters for inclusion in the Rainbow Sash constitution.
Our Statement :
In wearing the Rainbow Sash we proclaim that
In wearing it we call the
we are Gay and Lesbian people (and
our supporters) who embrace and celebrate our sexuality as a Sacred Gift.
Together let us seek a new
appreciation of human sexuality in all its diversity and beauty.
to honour the
experience and wisdom of Lesbian and Gay people.
to enter into
dialogue with us.
to work with us for
justice and understanding.
Our Style of Action :
It is one of silent strength and dignity
"This is our sacred space just
as much as anyone else's".
We both respect and
We are both peaceful and
non-violent in both word and action.
The Rainbow Ritual :
We attend the Church Eucharist or Service in
the following way :
We put on our sashes during the
We participate as church members.
We approach the minister/priest,
wearing the sash, seeking Holy Communion with other church members.
We return to our seats in the event
of refusal and silently stand or sit till the end of Communion time.
We participate "always" in a
peaceful and dignified manner.