We ran into some conflicts with our fabulous speakers,
so we are planning to reschedule – stay tuned!
For young people who identify as LGBTQ, these are perilous times. Adolescence and young adulthood for them often mean conflicts with family, classmates, and community members who cannot accept who they are. The results of this intolerance can be depression and anxiety, homelessness, and even suicide. Now, along with these stresses, young trans and queer people are confronting a global pandemic and renewed assaults on their rights in states like Texas, Florida and Ohio.
At our Spring Public Forum, Erasure: The Otherization of Queerness, our featured speaker, TransLast Media creator and award-winning journalist Imara Jones, will set the stage for a discussion, “Freedom to Be Queer: Overcoming Marginalization, Criminalization, and Erasure” with panelists Charles King, CEO, Housing Works, and Jorge Membreño, Deputy Executive Director at SMYAL. The uplifting music of the Resistance Revival Chorus will help us celebrate all the colors of the rainbow. The forum is free; please RSVP.