Historian Jake Newsome: Honoring the Nazis’ LGBTQ+ Victims:

Our guest speaker, author Jake Newsome, traces the transformation of the pink triangle from concentration camp badge to an emblem of queer liberation, pride and community.

Dr. Jake Newsome

Join us at 11 a.m. at Grace Fellowship Hall at 8827 Heiferhorn Way in north Columbus. We cheerfully welcome visitors and guests. Come early for coffee!

Dr. Newsome is a museum professional in Washington, D.C. He’s also a scholar of German and American LGBTQ+ history. His new book Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Cornell University Press), approaches history as a way to develop “an ethical sense of compassion.” He challenges readers to “wrestle with the ideals and challenges of responsible citizenship.”

In addition to a speaker, like Dr. Newsome, our Sunday services include music, meditation and opportunities (always optional) to share your thoughts. We’re friendly, informal and done by noon.

Unitarian Universalism has roots in Christianity, but it continues to evolve, drawing inspiration from many sources. The UU Fellowship of Columbus is truly non-denominational. We don’t share a single creed. Members subscribe to a range of religious, philosophical and ethical traditions. However, we do share a commitment to the Seven Principles of UU, which are centered on respect for the worth and dignity of all people and a commitment to care for our planet.

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  • Masks are optional, but we’re recommending them again this winter.
  • We do reserve a mask-only space for those who wish to wear them.
  • Please respect social distancing.
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