Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host 'Big Queer Convo' Focused on What’s at Stake for the LGBT Community in the 2020 Presidential Election - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host 'Big Queer Convo' Focused on What’s at Stake for the LGBT Community in the 2020 Presidential Election

February 25, 2020
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7622

The Los Angeles LGBT Center announces Big Queer Convo: Looking Past Super Tuesday, the latest installment in the ongoing series of provocative community forums, on Tuesday, March 10, to beld held at the Center’s Pride Hall inside the Anita May Rosenstein Campus. This installment will focus on what is it stake for the LGBT community as the U.S. presidential election campaign shifts into high gear.

Scheduled panelists are Ryan Thoreson, researcher for Human Rights Watch’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, and Terra Russell Slavin, director of the Center’s Policy and Community Building department. The moderator will be Alan Acosta, the Center’s director of strategic initiatives. Thoreson has recently traveled throughout the country gaining valuable insights about the concerns and challenges facing LGBTQ people who don’t happen to live in large cities or on the coasts.

“For nearly four years, the current Administration has eroded our rights and protections, from reinstating the transgender military ban to empowering businesses to discriminate against us based on so-called religious freedom,” Acosta said. “As the campaign comes into clearer focus, these panelists will consider how the outcome of the election will impact the lives of LGBTQ people and how the candidates measure up given the existential challenges to our community. We hope this conversation provides a deeper understanding of why we must ‘remember in November.’”

A hosted reception will follow the panel discussion.

WHAT:
Big Queer Convo: Looking Past Super Tuesday
A conversation with seasoned professionals from the policy and human rights sectors exploring and identifying what is it stake for the LGBT community as the U.S. presidential election campaign shifts into high gear.

A reception will be held following the panel discussion.

WHO:
Terra Russell Slavin, Director of Policy and Community Building, Los Angeles LGBT Center
Ryan Thoreson, Researcher of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program, Human Rights Watch

Moderator: Alan Acosta, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Los Angeles LGBT Center

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 10
Doors Open: 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 7:30–9 p.m.
Hosted Reception: 9–10 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Anita May Rosenstein Campus – Pride Hall
1118 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles 90038

TICKETS:
FREE admission. To RSVP, visit lalgbtcenter.org/bqc

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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