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DETROIT — LGBT Detroit announces the rollout of a series of conversations on healthy relationships and healing during COVID-19. The inaugural event “Meet The Council” airs virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live platforms on Friday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Members are Mary Girty (She/Her/Hers), Erica Carter (She/Her/Goddess), Rumi Weaver (They/Them/ Xe/Xer), Deidre D.S SENSE Smith (She/Her/Hers) and Kyra Smith (She/Her/hers.)
“A guiding board on intimate partner health and wellness has been developed to advocate for the community and seek community feedback centering clinical and educational service needs,” said Kali Stanton, program coordinator for Healing and Support Services. “More importantly, The Council is a space for the community to grow, learn, and heal together through the use of arts and conversation.”
The Council is led through a team of community members, artists, advocates and self-identified healers. The second broadcast occurs at “The Council Listens” on Friday, June 12. LGBT Detroit’s Facebook page has additional program dates and details. All gender presentations and expressions are welcomed.
“LGBT Detroit recognizes that this time for our world is especially unique due to COVID-19 and the unforeseen challenges that many folks face,” said Chunnika Hodges, Healing and Support Services’ Community Advocate and Counselor. “While we are all trying to stay home to stay safe, home is not a safe place for everyone, especially those in unhealthy relationships or experiencing intimate partner violence.”
LGBT Detroit, founded in 1994, commits to furthering its mission, increasing the prominence and visibility of Detroit’s LGBT culture, and building a strong, healthy and vibrant community, with a focus on youth and young adult development, sexual orientation and gender identity education and advocacy, and emotional and physical well-being.