Monday, March 31, 2008
Trip to Mississippi
Back in December we made a trip to New York City and met with Boris Dittrich the Advocacy Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Program of Human Rights Watch. He very graciously allowed us to interview him about his work and we were able to expand our knowledge and gain a better sense of the complex issues surrounding LGBT issues at the international level. Next, our focus is closer to home--a trip to Mississippi, April 18th-20th to attend the LGBT/Allies Regional Summit. Representatives from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana are expected to attend to take part in discussions about working toward equality and a better life in the region. We are very excited to have been in touch with Andie Gibbs, Executive Director of Camp Sister Spirit Folk School and are looking forward to meeting her in person and hearing first hand what some of the human rights issues are here in the United States. To those of you that have something to say about the struggles of being gay in the South, we'd love to hear from you.