Baton Rouge, LA – Baton Rouge Pride is excited to introduce its newest community outreach endeavor, Queer Conversations. Queer Conversations will be a queer and questioning roundtable to foster open dialogue and tackle tough topics facing the LGBGTQIA+ community in a safe space, occurring on the third Wednesday of every month. Our first conversation will be on May 19th at 7:00 PM and titled “Queer and Graduating - Navigating the World,” which will focus on tips, experiences, and advice to recent graduates entering the workforce.
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 first conversation is set for Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00 PM with the topic of “Queer and Graduating”. Moderator Capi Landreneau will lead the inaugural panel of 7 individuals discussing the most important dos and don'ts of landing a job while being able to express your identity. Talking points are set to include questions such as “What are some ways to ask and address diversity and inclusion policies when interviewing with recruiters,” “What is the best way to address misidentification and/or misappropriate use of pronouns in an interview or employment setting,” and much more.
Future topics are set to include “Pronouns - Why are they important?”, “Helping Educators with LGBTQ+ Students'', and more. The community is invited to actively submit recommendation questions, topics, and panelists or moderators to BRPride.org for future conversations.