NC Faith and Community Leaders Strategize Next Steps in Fight to Secure Equal Rights for  LGBTQ Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2017

 

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NC Faith and Community Leaders Strategize Next Steps in Fight to Secure Equal Rights for  LGBTQ Communities

 

Charlotte, NC. --  On Saturday, October 7th at 9 a.m., a new coalition of faith and LGBTQ advocacy groups, the NC Faith Forward Coalition, will mobilize to protect LGBTQ North Carolinians from discrimination.

 

The gathering will focus on building relationships between communities of faith and LGBTQ people and developing faith-based action plans to work toward an equitable and inclusive North Carolina. This Charlotte gathering is the first of five across the state.

 

Rev. Melissa McQueen, Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay & Transgender Justice, Charlotte:

“North Carolina is my home, and I love this community. This meeting, one of NC Faith Forward Coalition's regional gatherings, will open space for LGBTQ people and allies to put our faith into action in North Carolina. By working together, grounded in racial and gender justice, we can build our community into a more just and inclusive home for all.”

WHAT:

NC Faith Forward Charlotte Gathering, a convening of faith and LGBTQ communities

 

WHEN:

Saturday, October 7th, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Holiday Inn at Charlotte University

8520 University Executive Park Dr.

Charlotte, NC  28262

 

WHO:

Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Freedom Center for Social Justice

Rev. Melissa McQueen, Many Voices

 

 

 

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The NC Faith Forward Coalition consists of seven organizations: Believe Out Loud, Equality North Carolina, Faith in Public Life, The Freedom Center for Social Justice, Many Voices: A Black Church Movement for Gay and Transgender Justice, More Light Presbyterians, and the National LGBTQ Task Force.

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