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Just a reminder that our last Speaker Series: Straight Up is this Wednesday at 8 p.m. We have a great panel lined up representing many different voices in the allied community, including Linda Hellman, a board member of PFLAG NYC. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an organization dedicated to supporting the LGBT community by supporting its greatest potential supporters–the parents, families, and friends of people in the LGBT community. So don’t miss out on this Wednesday’s Speaker Series and your chance to hear what Linda and our other great panelists have to say about being an ally! In the meantime, check out these great videos about PFLAG, including one in which Obama tells the organization’s story to a roaring crowd!
“Tonight somewhere in America a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall asleep–wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. And soon perhaps he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends, and his teachers, and his community–but it also depends on us. On the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.”
Like you, I have been deeply saddened by the recent tragedies that have taken place in our community. Within the past two weeks, six young men between the ages of 13 and 19 have died from suicide as a result of homophobic bullying:
Asher Brown (age 13)
Seth Walsh (age 13)
Justin Aaberg (age 15)
Billy Lucas (age 15)
Tyler Clementi (age 18)
Raymond Chase (age 19)
Students at NYU are asking that we all come together as a collective community to remember these young men as well as all of those we have lost due to hatred and bigotry. Please join CQA and the other campus LGBT groups on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 as we join our NYC community for the “You are Loved Vigil.” We’ll travel down to Washington Square Park together.
WHEN: Sunday, October 3 @ 8:00pm
WHERE: 116th Street and Broadway gates
I also think that it is important that we have a community discussion about LGBT bullying and harassment before we go to the vigil. For this reason, we will dedicate most of CQA’s weekly meeting on Sunday to this discussion.
CQA WEEKLY MEETING – DISCUSSION ON LGBT BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
WHERE: IRC Second Floor Conference Room, 552 W. 114th Street
WHEN: 2pm on Sunday, October 3, 2010
Quick note: we have a really special guest at our upcoming meeting! Fred Karger, an activist who made it known that the Church of Jesus Christ and Later Day Saints (LDS – a.k.a. Mormons) played a huge part in the Prop 8 funding, will be coming to speak to the Queer Alliance at our weekly meeting. Karger is also currently involved in a presidential exploratory committee; he is considering an independent run for the Presidency of the United States, and would be the first openly gay man to do this. It should be a really interesting meeting, so I hope you can all make it.
Where: Stephen Donaldson Lounge in the basement of Furnald Hall
When: 2pm on Sunday, September 19
Hi CQA Fans,
Here are the details on our first meeting! Everyone is welcome to attend. You’ll get to meet this year’s board, as well as
learn about the dozens of opportunities to get involved and start your own LGBTQA initiatives within CQA.
Where: The Intercultural Resource Center (IRC), floor 2 conference room
Address: 552 W. 114th Street (across from Lerner Hall)
When: 2pm on Sunday, September 12
Please email CQA president Sean Manning Udell (email@example.com) with any questions that you might have about the meeting.