Monday, October 29, 2012

Latina LGBT/labor activist Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera will speak at PFLAG Omaha Nov. 8

Via Brad Chapin (whose affecting testimony last spring in favor of Lincoln's short-lived LGBT anti-bias law (at about the 10 minute mark here) was a welcome counterpoint to the stunningly blatant lie of a Catholic priest in the first part of the video) comes the news that Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera, a longtime LBGT and labor organizer of some note who has been effective enough to receive Human Rights Campaign funding, will speak at a PFLAG meeting Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Omaha:
She is a phenomenal sociologist, biologist, and activist, educating the country about how important our roles as allies and members of the Latino LGBT community really are.This is about moving people to create permanent and positive changes in Omaha and Lincoln by promoting acceptance for ALL LGBT individuals and their families. Within the Latino LGBT community, we may sometimes assume that LGBT identities cannot exist in harmony with religious and cultural ideals, but Lisbeth empowers us to see just how possible this really is and what we can do to make Omaha LGBT communities and families even stronger when faith, la familia, and culture collide.
     If you use Facebook (we don't), you can RSVP here.
     Here are PDF descriptions of the program in English and in Spanish.

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