Here's Why You Might See People Wearing "Glitter Ashes" On Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the day that kicks off the first day of Lent, and the ensuing Christian (mostly Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian) traditions during which worshippers will fast and, of course, wear ashes on their forehead. Today, however, you may notice that some people have glitter mixed into their ashes.

Several churches and other sites worldwide are hosting "Glitter+Ash Wednesday" today to promote LGBTQ inclusion and visibility.

Parity, the New York-based organization...

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