The Pink Unicorn Project

Award-winning actress Merrily Talbott tells the story of Trisha Lee, a Christian widow from a conservative, small town in Texas. Her life is upended when her teenage daughter comes out as gender queer and tries to start a chapter of a Gay & Straight Alliance at her high school.

It’s a heartwarming tale that opens hearts and minds beyond LGBTQ issues, to questions about family, faith, and forgiveness. Merrily has worked with teens and parents as a teacher for over 25 years. She has been a school counselor, a community educator and Rape Crisis Counselor, and directed a school-based peer counseling program. With three family members in the LGBTQ community, serving as an ally is an important part of her work.

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A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

Heart of Ridgway

Sherbino Ridgway Colorado

604 & 610 Clinton Street

P.O. Box 236

Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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