Monday, September 23, 2013

Upcoming Race Relations In The GLBTIQ-SGL Community Discussion

Was advised about an interesting upcoming event that will take place on Sunday, September 29 at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church here in H-town.

It's a discussion on 'Race Relations in the Houston GLBTIQ-SGL Community' that is sponsored by Brother 2 Brother and will be facilitated by Dexter Williams.

We are calling ALL persons of the GLBTQ-SGL community! Let’s come together to discuss race. Let’s embrace our cultural differences and in the process gain a better understanding how we can move forward together as one community. We want to make sure everyone has a voice.

We in the Houston rainbow community are going to need to have a frank discussion about and deal with the issue of race in this community.  We need to ensure we're on the same page in preparation for the ugly and bruising knock down drag out fight we will have in the near future over adding gender identity and sexual orientation to our non-discrimination ordinance. 

When that ordinance passes, there will be an effort by the Forces of Intolerance to force a ballot referendum in an attempt to repeal it.  We will need to be working together in order to fight it and win..
Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church is located at 2025 West 11th Street in Houston and the event is scheduled to run from 3-6 PM CDT.

I'm making plans to be there and check it out. 

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