CAMP Rehoboth Pride Month Listicle
As Pride month approaches, check below for all the ways CAMP Rehoboth will be celebrating and partnering with others to celebrate living in authentic truth. The following events/programs are just a sample of ways CAMP Rehoboth will promote Pride; check camprehoboth.com for an up-to-date full listing.
UnClobber Book Group
June 2, 9, 16, at 8 a.m. CAMP Rehoboth’s Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Led by the Reverend Karris Graham, this book group will discuss UnClobber by Colby Martin. On January 15, Rev. Graham became the new pastor of both Community Lutheran Church near Frankford and Grace of God Lutheran Church in Long Neck. Rev. Graham and her wife live in Milton.
About the book: Churches in America are experiencing an unprecedented fracturing due to their beliefs and attitudes toward the LGBTQ community. Armed with only six passages in the Bible—often known as the “clobber passages”—the traditional Christian position has been one that stands against the full inclusion of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Unclobber reexamines each of those frequently quoted passages of scripture.
Murray Archibald’s Mask Hysteria
June 3-30; Opening reception: June 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The CAMP Rehoboth Art Gallery
See CAMP Arts (page 90) for more information on this exciting new exhibit and an interview with Murray Archibald.
Wenzday Drag Shows
June 7, 14, 21, and 28 at Northbeach night club in Dewey
Northbeach’s drag show benefits for CAMP Rehoboth will return weekly throughout the summer, and will once again highlight a bevy of local drag talent along with RuPaul’s Drag Race star Laganja Estranja.
Photo: Alexander Frost
Pride Handmade Market
Friday, June 9, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard
Stop by the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard to shop and support local LGBTQ+/ally artists and makers. This Pride market will be the only market of the summer season; stay tuned to the Block Party on October 15 and the Holiday Market on December 8 for more ways to support local craftspeople.
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Legislative Hall, Dover
The Delaware Pride Festival is the largest LGBTQ event in the state of Delaware. The Delaware Pride Festival is more than just a celebration of diversity, or a day to get the LGBTQ community together. It’s also an opportunity to reach out to the larger community in our state.
This event provides an opportunity for the city to see us, meet us and (most importantly) get to know us as people: neighbors who have the same ambitions, troubles, and joys as everyone else.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus—Out for the Summer
June 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m., June 18 at 3:00 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church
Celebrating those lazy, crazy, hazy summer days, the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus returns with its second concert of its 2023 season, featuring signature hits like “Summertime,” “Saturday in the Park,” and a Beach Boys medley.
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at camprehoboth.com.
Red Clay Suzie Book Talk
Wednesday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. Lewes Public Library and livestream via Zoom
In collaboration with Browseabout Books and the Lewes Library, CAMP Rehoboth will present a book signing and talk with Jeffrey Dale Lofton, author of Red Clay Suzie.
Released January 10, 2023 in hardcover, digital, and audiobook editions, the novel is about a gay, physically misshapen boy trying to figure out life and love in the Deep South, facing bullying, body-shaming, and homophobia. A discussion about the book will be facilitated by Jeff Wilkinson, leader of the CAMP Rehoboth Book Club. (Read more about the club in Events & Programs, page 27.)
The CAMP Rehoboth Book Club will also be joined by Jeffrey Dale Lofton for its Monday, June 26 meeting to discuss Red Clay Suzie. Register for the club meeting online at camprehoboth.com.
Voices from Stonewall
Sunday, June 25, CAMP Rehoboth’s Elkins-Archibald Atrium
Hear the revelations from the night of the Stonewall riots in the exciting and moving production, Voices from Stonewall, on stage at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. Tickets are on sale at camprehoboth.com.
Voices from Stonewall premiered at CAMP Rehoboth in 2019 on Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary.
Attendees will hear the words of the people who were there when bottles flew, police wagons arrived, and young drag queens, homeless kids, transgender youth, some butch lesbians, and a collection of gay people surprised the police and finally fought back. The show was written by playwright Michael Gilles and writer Fay Jacobs and is directed by Jacobs. ▼
Pride Window Displays
Throughout June, CAMP Rehoboth is partnering with the Delaware Historical Society on window displays that touch on the programming and history of CAMP Rehoboth. This partnership comes after CAMP Rehoboth was mentioned in DHS’s 2021 window display for its “Existence Is Resistance” exhibit. The DHS display changes monthly, highlighting local organizations and causes for corresponding awareness months. View the displays at 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware.
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Springpoint Choice: Educational Seminar at CAMP Rehoboth
On Tuesday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m., Springpoint Choice will lead an educational seminar at CAMP Rehoboth’s Elkins-Archibald Atrium. For over 25 years, Springpoint Choice has enabled community members to safely and comfortably remain in their homes and age in place. This membership-based program is for healthy, active adults aged 55 and older, who want to plan for their future.
RSVP to 866-616-3084 or springpointchoice.org/rsvp-delaware. ▼