Speakers to talk about “coming out” as LGBT, 9/4 6:30 pm
Tuesday September 4, 6:30 PM
Universalist Congregational Church
Hodgson and J Street
Cosponsored by: PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Humboldt Faith Equality, Where’s QueerBill
A diverse group of speakers will share their personal stories including: coming out from 20 years ago to present in school work home family and congregations; family acceptances and rejections; role of religion in coming out; impact of legal same sex marriage on couples.
Speakers on the panel will include a gay man excluded by his religious family from attending a family member’s funeral; a lesbian who was once a fundamentalist bible student; a husband who left his marriage many years ago to come out; a local couple who got legally married in California during the six month “window” after decades of living together and raising family together, and a woman who came out at Arcata High about having lesbian parents about l5 years ago.
The panel will be followed by small group discussion led by the presenters.For further information, contact:Jerryl Lynn Rubin, M.D.
Humboldt Bay Wellness Institute
455 I St,Suite B
Arcata CA 95521