Forum to discuss LGBTQ fears for advocacy, health, service under Trump presidency

Amid concerns and fears that a Trump presidency will set back gains for LGBTQ Americans and other marginalized groups, Illinois LGBTQ and other supportive advocacy, health and service organizations have scheduled a forum on the possible responses to the new administration.

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The free, public event is set for 6-8 pm on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in the Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison St., Chicago. Though not required, free advance registration is encouraged to ensure that adequate resources are in place in the church. Sign up is at http://tinyurl.com/LGBTQresponse.

Organizations around the country have received worried calls and messages from LGBTQ Americans and their families that the hard-won rights recognized and implemented over the last eight years under President Obama are at risk of not only being reversed, but that LGBTQ people will be targeted for discrimination in many places around the country.

“It is important to come together at a community forum to share those concerns, to explain what the law protects and what might be in danger of being overturned, and to suggest ways to get involved in fighting to protect our rights,” said Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the statewide LGBTQ education and advocacy organization, which is a co-sponsor of the forum. Continue reading on Windy City Times