Storytelling Builds Bridges: I Want You To Know Me: Storytelling from the LGBTQ POV: It's More than Marriage Equality

In our lives, we tend to most often connect with those who are similar to us. We form groups and connections based on various similarities. It's easy to get stuck where we are known, where we are comfortable, but we have the opportunity to broaden our experience and increase empathy when we make an effort to connect with those outside our tribe(s). In this session, we let the power of storytelling take you inside someone else's world and experience. Listen. Learn. Relate. Understand. And ultimately bring that understanding back to your everyday life. When we find the place of connection, we can bring big change. The movement for marriage equality found that place. Even if you're not LGBTQ, most can connect with the concept of love and protection of a family. In this session, you will hear stories from within the LGBTQ community to take you beyond marriage equality. Where else do we intersect? What other challenges remain? Find out how to amplify the needs and stories from this community and meet them right where they are.

Mona Darling, Darling Propaganda
Terésa Dowell-Vest, Diva Blue Productions & Publications
Vikki Reich, Up Popped A Fox