With the Stonewall Inn on the brink of being designated a national monument and same sex marriage a fact in all 50 states, it’s easy to think that the work of LGBTQ activists is all but done. But is it? Now is the time to #BHeard.
That and other questions will be addressed at 7pm on June 14, when BRIC TV and Housing Works present Pride 20/20: LGBTQ Civil Rights. This live-broadcast, town hall-style discussion at BRIC House (647 Fulton St.) home to the media arts organization BRIC, will be free and open to the public, and will be available on BRIC TV as well as streamed live online.
Given recent gains, Pride 20/20: LGBTQ Civil Rights will ask what’s next for the movement. Scheduled panelists for the evening include Ritchie Torres, New York City Council Member from District 15 in the Bronx; Kiara St. James of Housing Works and the New York Trans Advocacy Group (NYTAG); Meredith Talusan, LGBT Staff Writer at BuzzFeed News; Kenyon Farrow, US & Global Health Policy Director at Treatment Action Group; Carl Siciliano, Executive Director at The Ali Forney Center, and Professor Katherine Franke, Director, Columbia University Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. With moderator Brian Vines, senior correspondent, BRIC TV, they will discuss job and housing discrimination, racial disparities, and health, among other topics.
Viewers can also have a say by directing their questions to the event’s social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to @BRICTV with the hashtag, #BHeard. Your question may be read during the event.
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