In love and support for families and friends of the LGBTQ community

Leslie Fore

Following a tremendously well received November forum “A Brief Look at the History of Sexual Identities,” the LGBTQ Ministry announces its January 13 forum entitled “Understanding the Dignity of Transgender Identity” with Eric Plemons, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. As an anthropologist, Dr. Plemons has conducted extensive research on transgender identity with an emphasis on identity and health. We are excitingly planning for this important presentation as our transgender friends and family are coming under painful scrutiny and prohibitions.

As with previous forums, we will engage in an open dialogue with those in attendance and Dr. Plemons to explore transgender identities and lives in our contemporary world.

Although these forums are designed to inform, welcome, and celebrate the Santa Catalina LGBTQ community of sisters, brothers, friends and families, they are also presented for the benefit of all persons who struggle with understanding and accepting this community. Our embrace is to ensure, recognize and value the LGBTQ contribution to the totality of an open community.

Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for the forum “Understanding the Dignity of Transgender Identity” presented by Dr. Eric Plemons. This forum takes place in the Santa Catalina Parish Hall.

If you have questions or wish additional information, the following parishioners may be contacted: Dennis Anderson at 763-656-3300 or Orville Bell at 520-825-2519.