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Tipping Point: Jacksonville’s Role in the National LGBT Discussion June 20, 2016


June 20, 2016

Contact: Evin Willman 904-655-7085

Contact: Meredith Johnson 904-322-9233


JACKSONVILLE, FL — LGBT issues are still at the forefront of national, state, and local debate, with anti-LGBT laws recently passed by several states, including North Carolina and Mississippi, among others.

Where does Jacksonville fit in the broader picture?

JCE is pleased to partner with local LGBT supporters and national experts from GLAAD, for a discussion about how Jacksonville is impacted by national anti-LGBT efforts and what we can do locally to influence change. GLAAD is a national organization working to lead the LGBT conversation and change the culture as it pertains to the LGBT issues.

What: A panel discussion about anti-LGBT efforts and events, including how to best protect transgender students from discrimination

Who: Garry I. Bevel, Esq., Children’s Ombudsperson, Office of the Children’s Ombudsperson/Jacksonville System of Care, and President, Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Jacksonville, Nancy Broner, Executive Director, OneJax; former Duval County School Board member, Tricia Russell, Vice President, Business Control Manager, Bank of America; educator and spokesperson for transgender rights, Ross Murray, Director of Programs, GLAAD

When: Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville Theatre, 333 N Laura St. — 32202

Speakers will be available for interviews and comments following the panel.

Media contacts:
Evin Willman
(904) 655-7085

Meredith Johnson
(904) 322-9233 • • @JaxEquality