Because the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills is undergoing a major church renovation, BHCC has graciously agreed to partner with them to host an educational series on LGBTQ topics and issues with the intent of becoming more welcoming to members of the LGBTQ community. Members of both congregations are most welcome and encouraged to attend these informative presentations and discussions. There is no charge to attend.
Session 1: Persad Center
Wednesday, September 28 — 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Reports show that one out of four families has an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) member. And now, more than at any time in our nation’s history, LGBTQ issues are consistently in the news.
Persad Center’s Community Safe Zone Project has put together a learning/discussion program for people to ask questions, share stories and get information. The program offers basic information about the LGBTQ community, vocabulary and definitions, an examination of gender and sexual orientation, a look at health disparities in the community and a brief discussion of legal issues.
The program also features stories from LGBTQ individuals and their families who have struggled with this issue in the past. The program is not a scriptural debate nor a “recruitment” forum – we are seeking reasoned, considerate and sincere discussion on a subject which has, unfortunately, brought much hurt to many individuals.
Additional sessions will be held on October 26 by the ACLU, and again on November 14 by PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Details provided in future publications.