National Affirming/PIE Day was co-founded by Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble and Affirming Connections.
Why call it PIE Day?
Pie = Deliciousness!
Pi = Ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The result: an infinite number, starting with 3.14.
PIE = One way of measuring how inclusive we are to LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people.
Public. Intentional. Explicit.
Pi Day = March 14: 3.14
Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble
Affirm United is a national organization that works for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the United Church of Canada and in society. We draw strength and hope from biblical stories of liberation; from the prophetic call to live justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God; and from Jesus’ witness to God’s inclusive love.
We’re a voice and a support for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and we help ministries become truly welcoming safer sacred spaces through our Affirming ministries program. Membership and participation are open to people of all gender identities and sexualities.
Pam Rocker is the Director of Affirming Connections and has been an activist and leader in the intersections of queer and faith identities for almost a decade.
Affirming Connections was created to strengthen and amplify the affirming voice and actions of fully inclusive faith and spiritual communities in Calgary.
Together, we will proactively reach out and work alongside allies and individuals in the LGTBQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirit) community.
We value activism, affirmation, and advocacy.