Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge Pride will be delaying their pride month edition of Queer Conversations by one week to ensure a diverse and representative panel, moving the event from June 16th to June 23rd.
The pride month conversation is titled "Transgressions: A History of the Trans Identity," highlighting trans history, current affairs, progress to-date, and areas of much-needed improvement, and will now be held on June 23rd at 7:00 PM CDT.
“We, at Baton Rouge Pride, want to make certain that our panel is as representative and diverse as our Louisiana trans community is, and we believe that with an additional week we will be able to deliver,” said Caleb Keller, Queer Conversations Coordinator. “With the current trans-hostile climate sweeping the nation, we thought it necessary to focus and uplift the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of our trans community members. The love and support of one another in our community has been what’s propelled us since before the first brick of Stonewall was thrown, and it is what will continue to propel us beyond this most recent wave of backlash targeting our trans and gender noncomforming siblings.”
The Queer Conversations event structure is designed to mimic a roundtable discussion with a moderator and/or facilitator to both better focus conversational topics and ensure a\the diversity of topics to be covered within a timely manner. The goal of the conversations are to provide free resources to the LGBTQIA+ community of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Each of the panelist are chosen from a diverse field of queer and/or allied individuals spanning different lived professional experiences and are specifically tailored per monthly conversation.
The community is invited to actively submit recommendation questions, topics, and panelists or moderators to BRPride.org for future conversations.
Queer Conversation is a free event, however, registration is required to attend. For more details, visit www.BRPride.org.