‘Stigma and Pride in Queer Mental Health’ (June Speaker)

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June is Pride month. The month’s origins started as a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. However, it has grown into something much more. Pride is when we realize the struggles and, and the long denied humanity of the LGBTQ+ community. The speaker for the June Assembly will be Jay Yoder.

Bio: “Jay Yoder is a social justice, undoing oppression, nonviolence, queer feminist community organizer/activist. Yoder is the Director of Development at Persad Center. Jay’s previous roles include Victim Services Coordinator for the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Field Director for the Universal Health Care Action Network in Columbus, OH. In 2008 Jay co-founded Pink Menno with brother Luke, a movement for LGBTQ+ welcome and liberation in Mennonite Church USA “. The topic of their talk will be, ‘Stigma and Pride in Queer Mental Health: Removing the Lens of Us vs. Them‘.

Please Join as at the June Assembly on June 16, 2019, at 10:00 AM at Community Forge located at 1256 Franklin Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

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