NEW YORK, NY -- November 5 -- News Advisory: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are likely looking for answers in the aftermath of the Nov. 2 election. So, what exactly happened? How bad was it for the LGBT community? Constitutional bans on same-sex marriage passed in 11 states, and many speculate that the issue of same-sex marriage was strategically used to mobilize conservative and evangelical voters.
The public is invited to share their thoughts -- and listen to the opinions of lesbian and gay community leaders -- at a post- election 2004 Town Hall meeting on Monday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. This free event will be held at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street in New York City.
Speakers include Michael Adams, director of education and public affairs for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund; Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; Nan Hunter, professor at Brooklyn Law School; Alan Van Capelle, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda; Trishala Deb from the Audre Lorde Project; and Richard Kim, Queers for Economic Justice. Miriam Yeung, director of public policy & government relations at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, will moderate.
Lesbian and gay rights advocates will be back at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m., for a community summit titled What Next? What's in Store Post-Election 2004?, which will focus more on strategy.