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What's Next?! Homosexuality, Homophobia/Transphobia, and Religion in a Post-Marriage-Equality World

Mon, Nov 30, 2015 | 10:00 am

A panel of artists, activists, academics and journalists will discuss critical questions facing the LGBTQIA community in a post-marriage-equality United States. The discussion will take particular focus on points of contention, conflict, and commonality between religious and queer life. Panelists include Deja Alvarez, Director of Outreach for the Trans Resource Foundation; Leon King, Esq., lawyer, advocate and openly gay congregant at the R.E.A.C.H Seventh-Day Adventist Church; Rev. Renee McKenzie, pastor at the historic Church of the Advocate; and Ernest Owens, award-winning multimedia journalist and reporter/columnist for Metro Philly. Temple University professors Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon and Scott Gratson will moderate.

This program commemorates World AIDS Day, and is produced in conjunction with a staging of Williams-Witherspoon's play "You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die" at the Walnut Street Theater. Special thanks to program co-sponsors, the Muhammad and Mary Kenyatta Foundation.

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