Women for SMYAL - Event Postponed. Please do not purchase any tickets.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Women for SMYAL is excited to launch a discussion series to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing women with in the LGBT community. Women have long since been the storytellers of our families—through writing, quilting, music, and art we have shared our triumphs and tribulations. This new series is meant to forge a conversation within our community about the needs, desires and experiences of LGBT women and allies.
Please join us for this inaugural lunchtime session of the Women for SMYAL Discussion Series on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm. This first of four events is entitled: Living OUT Loud—the Joy and pain of Coming Out. Lunch will be provided and a suggested donation of $15 or $25 is greatly appreciated to continue SMYAL's work with LGBTQ youth.
Just recently we’ve had two very prominent athletes come out. Both Brittney Griner and Jason Collins made headlines for making the decision to live out loud and in their truth. Their actions, while deeply personal, will have a huge impact on the lives of young people across the country and around the world. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender coming out stories matter and help to remove the stigma and cloak of invisibility that silence perpetuates. Every day, LGBT youth struggle and agonize with the decision to come out and while most are not met with the fanfare of athletes or celebrities, their actions are nonetheless life changing and impactful to all those they encounter. Come be part of the conversation!
Who: Women and Allies
What: Roundtable format moderated by Aisha Moodie-Mills with ample opportunity to join in the conversation
Where: Marriot Renaissance Dupont
When: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunch will be provided and a suggested donation of $15 or $25 is greatly appreciated to continue SMYAL's work with LGBTQ youth.