Free State Legal & Equality Maryland have been holding Community Listening Sessions across the state, and Julia and I helped to organize two of them (and we attended those ones). FSLEM has also been doing a community survey (primarily through Survey Monkey). This is all part of their merger, to become the primary statewide LGBTQ organization.
On Wednesday May 4th, we were in Rockville, at the public library, and it was very successful. Special thanks to Maryland Trans*Unity for hosting – especially its primary organizer Ezra Towne. (Facebook event.) Also, our meeting room at the Rockville Library had the soda fountain from Vinson’s Pharmacy.
On Sunday May 15th, we were in Boyds, at Open Door Metropolitan Community Church -- which was a host and participant in more ways than one (thank you) -- and it also went very well. (Facebook event.) We didn't make it to Open Door's Pentecost service that morning, but as you can see we still saw the sanctuary in its fiery finery.
Many thanks to FSLEM’s Director of Community Engagement & Youth Policy Saida Agostini for schlepping to more than a dozen of these throughout MD (!), not to mention facilitating them so well.
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