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February General Meeting

Panel: Being Black and LGBT.

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When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:30-9:00 pm.

Where: Owen Brown Interfaith Center

7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.

Topic: Being Black and LGBT

From trail-blazing pioneers, activists, and history’s heroes, African Americans are and have always been a vibrant part of the LGBTQ and same-gender-loving community. While the Civil Rights Movement brought about monumental changes in the US legal system, for a country just 100 years removed from slavery, African Americans continue to experience prejudice, discrimination, and bias within all levels of society. These experiences are more severe for LGBTQ African Americans, who live at the intersection of racism, homophobia, and transphobia and face several critical issues including harassment & violence, economic insecurity, religious intolerance, health inequity, and criminal injustice.

Join us for an interactive conversation and panel discussion on the experience of being black LGBTQ in America.

Joining us, our panelists are:

  • Jabari Lyles, LGBTQ Affairs Liaison, Baltimore City
  • Jennifer Eden, LGBTQ community activist, Poet, Performer
  • Hope Wythe, Black Student Achievement Program Achievement Liaison Howard County
  • Brittney Powell, Chaplain and Supervisory Education Student at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Grace Alexander, Staff Writer at Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Artist
  • Reginald Nettles, Therapist, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Brittany Powell, Certified Educator Candidate/Chaplain at Johns Hopkins and LGBT ordain clergy

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