"The event will take place at Southern University School of Law, Moot Court Room, 2 Roosevelt Steptoe Dr., Baton Rouge, from 10am to 4:30pm CT."
The event, co-hosted by PFLAG and the True Colors Fund, focuses on addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people living in rural communities across the country.
USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Dr. Joe Leonard will be giving remarks during the summit.
The event will take place at Southern University School of Law, Moot Court Room, 2 Roosevelt Steptoe Dr., Baton Rouge, from 10am to 4:30pm CT.
The summit series is the centerpiece of the #RuralPride campaign, a partnership between NCLR and USDA that challenges the stereotype that LGBT people only live in metropolitan areas by raising awareness of the particular issues faced by LGBT rural communities.
The summits are being organized across the country to elevate the voices of LGBT people and families in rural communities, explore how these communities are particularly vulnerable, and discuss proposed and enacted federal policy changes that can increase equality and access for rural LGBT people and their families.
The #RuralPride summits center on LGBT experiences in rural America, including increased rates of economic insecurity, lack of family and nondiscrimination protections, the relationship between LGBT and faith communities, and the heightened challenges facing rural LGBT youth and rural LGBT people of color.
This event is free and open to the public.
Lunch will be served.
Please register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-rural-summit-series-baton-rouge-la-tickets-12354415389
Learn more about #RuralPride here: www.nclrights.org/ruralpride-campaign/
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