Standing with the Queer Community in a Deep Red State

Recording: Standing with the Queer Community in a Deep Red State, Mar 9, 2019

Now more than ever, the queer people in your life need you to stand up and be an ally and advocate for equality. Since the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ people have the same right to marry as everyone else, opponents of equality are aggressively pursuing strategies to reclaim the ground they’ve lost. They have pivoted to “religious liberty” as a cover for discrimination and to demonizing transgender people in their bid to reclaim the momentum. Their coordinated battle to turn back the clock is being fought in our workplaces, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, and--most of all--the court of public opinion. Join us to learn about the emerging threats to equality and what straight, cisgender allies can do to stand with queer people in the workplace and beyond.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate