Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Courageous Conversations: Rise in Hate ~ LGBTQ+ Panel

2023-02-08 19:00:00 2023-02-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Courageous Conversations: Rise in Hate ~ LGBTQ+ Panel LGBTQ+ panel discussion as part of the Rise in Hate series. MHL Virtual Programs -

Wednesday, February 08
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-08 19:00:00 2023-02-08 20:00:00 America/New_York Courageous Conversations: Rise in Hate ~ LGBTQ+ Panel LGBTQ+ panel discussion as part of the Rise in Hate series. MHL Virtual Programs -

LGBTQ+ panel discussion as part of the Rise in Hate series.

Massachusetts is witnessing a rise in hate towards the LBGTQ+ community, as is the nation, fueled by misinformation and a lack of awareness. The forces of opposition are small, yet loud and increasingly more organized. This has fueled a fractured society that unfairly politicizes the bodies of LGBTQ+ folks who are just trying to live their lives.

The devastating effects of hate against the LGBTQ community are evident in a suicide attempt rate that is 4 times higher among LGBTQ youth than their peers. LGBTQ youth are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.

This Courageous Conversation aims to correct misinformation and provide an overview of approaches that community members and allies can use to improve conversations about LGBTQ equality, with a focus on illustrating the concrete harms and hate that LGBTQ people face here in Andover and across Massachusetts, helping straight, cis-gender people see those harms through their own eyes, and avoiding missteps that can create roadblocks to successful discussions.

Moderator: Ian Whalen-Stone, Greater Boston PFLAG

Panelists:  Renee Manning (she/her), transgender advocate; Grayson DiNino (he/him), AHS class of 2022; Larainne Wilson (she/her), parent and Director of Equity and Counseling in Ayer Shirley; Caitlin Mitchell (she/her), AHS Gender and Sexuality Alliance Co-Adviser

Register on Zoom

View a recording of the first event in this series featuring Jenee Osterheldt, culture columnist for the Boston Globe.

Additional events in this series: March 2nd Antisemitism Panel

This program is a partnership with Courageous Conversations and Memorial Hall Library. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Program--Adults |

TAGS: | |

MHL Virtual Programs

Phone: 978-623-8400

Hours
 

Today's hours

We're open 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Mon, May 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Wed, May 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Jennifer Cecere, the Addison Gallery's Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence, for a virtual tour and discussion of her body of work and her site-specific installations at the Addison this spring.
Register

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This virtual presentation will teach you about End-of-Life doulas – trained non-medical providers, who can be present from an initial diagnosis to ultimate death.
Register