Bridging the LGBT Divide: LGBT Communities and Rights in the South, Midwest and Mountain States

Nov. 4, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Join The Williams Institute and the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series for “The LGBT Divide: LGBT People and Rights in the South, Midwest and Mountain States.” The LGBT Divide will explore differences between LGBT communities in states without protective non-discrimination laws and those who live in states that do have such laws. Research shows that these communities are more racially and ethnically diverse, face a more hostile social climate, and experience greater socio-economic disparities than those who live on the coasts. As the LGBT movement increasingly turns its attention to the South, Midwest, and Mountain states, our expert panelists will describe the challenges faced by the LGBT communities living there, the legal protections that they need, and what people living in California and on the coasts can do to help. Validated parking available in the West Hollywood 5-story public parking structure. Admission is free but advanced registration is required.

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Speakers will include:

Brad Sears, Executive Director of the Williams Institute
Matt McTighe, Director, Freedom For All Americans
Christy Mallory, Anna M. Curren Fellow and Senior Counsel, The Williams Institute
Terrance Moore, Deputy Executive Director of the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
Bamby Salcedo, Founder and President of the Trans-Latin@ Coalition
Rick Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California