Tuesday, Apr 23, 7-8:45 PM

Generations Forum: A Cross-Generational LGBT+ Conversation

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2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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PLEASE NOTE: Admission is free, but RSVP is required. On the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, we reflect upon the strides made by each generation in the fight for equality for all LGBT+ individuals. The Generations Forum is an opportunity for the New Orleans community to engage in dialogue, understanding, and appreciation surrounding the changing culture of LGBT+ life. A four-speaker panel, consisting of LGBT+ people of different generations, will engage in a moderated discussion, followed by a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be served. We've come a very long way since the Stonewall Riots. And yet in 2019, we find ourselves in an environment we couldn’t have predicted just a few years ago. Hate crimes against us are on the rise. People are being discharged from the military simply because they identify as transgender. Many of us still face discrimination in housing and work. The CDC predicts that half of African American MSM and a quarter of Latino MSM will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. Our youth are facing a homelessness crisis, and members of the Stonewall Generation are going back into the closet as they enter long-term care facilities, out of fear of being mistreated by staff or bullied by peers. It's time to have a conversation as a community. Let's explore what worked in the past, what's working now, and how we can work together to ensure that the generations to come will truly know full equality. This event was made possible by the support of students of Dr. Krystal Cleary, through Tulane's Center for Public Service.