Oakland Community College to host LGBT speakers in April

By |2012-04-05T09:00:00-04:00April 5th, 2012|News|

Oakland Community College hosts two presentations discussing aspects of the LGBT community this April, sponsored by the university’s Student Life Office, Campus Diversity Committee, SAFE and and the Womencenter.
Oakland’s Auburn Hills campus will present “Transgender 101,” a talk by pre-operation transman Ryan Oliver in which he relates his personal story and explores the various identities of being transgendered. “Transgender 101” begins 2 p.m. April 4 in the Auburn Hills Campus’ Campus Student Center, Room G-240. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Oakland’s Royal Oak campus will present “LGBT and the Law,” a discussion led by attorney Timothy Cordes, president of the Stonewall Bar Association of how current laws are interpreted for the LGBT community. The Stonewall Bar Association is a voluntary professional association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and allied lawyers. Cordes will provide an overview of topics such as marriage equality in Michigan, adoptions rights for same-sex couples, child custody for same-sex parents, hate crime statutes and anti-sodomy laws.
The university’s Auburn Hills Campus is located at 2900 Featherstone Road and it’s Royal Oak Campus is located at 739 S. Washington St. Free parking is available at both campuses and admission to both presentations is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://www.oaklandcc.edu/news.

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