New Pride Town Hall Schedule

 

 

 

Sisters, Brothers & Kin:

Throughout the pandemic, the Pride Committee has held various events to keep us all connected during this difficult time. Now that Pride month is over, and some of our members have begun returning to work, we’ve decided to switch up our upcoming Town Hall schedule slightly.

Since the GEB is happening next week, we decided to change what would have been this week’s Town Hall event to a virtual GEB Pride Luncheon. For those that have attended the past few GEB meetings, you may have already attended one of our Pride Luncheons. For those that haven’t, it’s a standing event that occurs on the Tuesday between the morning and afternoon sessions and is open to our LGBTQ+ members. (We love our allies, but we decided early on that this specific event would be just for members of the LGBTQ+ community.)

Since the GEB is going virtual, we decided to hold the Pride Luncheon virtually as well. We’re inviting all of our LGBTQ+ members to bring your lunch and join us Tuesday, July 28th at 12:30pm EDT (9:30am PDT) on Zoom. This will be much more casually structured than our Town Halls. Rather than webinar format, it will be set as a meeting so everyone can be on camera and feel free to speak whenever they’d like. There is no formal agenda, it’s just a way to get everyone together for a chat about anything and everything.

Even if you are not one of the members selected to attend the GEB meetings on behalf of your local, you can still attend the Pride Luncheon! The link to join the meeting is (no registration needed):

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82943272405?pwd=TXBHVDZBN0RBNzl0Snh1T3M4VFo3UT09

Following the GEB, we will be moving our Town Halls to once a month, on the third Friday of the month, with the first occurring on August 21st at 2:00pm EDT (11:00am PDT). Our Town Halls are still open to both LGBTQ+ members/permits and allies. Further details and the registration link will be sent out closer to the event.

Lastly, we wanted to bring to the group’s attention a story from one of our LGBTQ+ members based in Oregon. Charli recently had gender affirming top surgery and one side got horribly infected shortly after surgery. The implant had to be removed via emergency surgery. Another implant can be done after healing. Unfortunately for Charli, this means a whole new set of unpredicted costs. She has to come up with the lion share of surgical costs before being able to get this fixed.

We understand that these are difficult times with everyone out of work, but we wanted to at least pass along her GoFundMe link for anyone who is able:

https://gf.me/u/yfkkpy

And as always, if you have any questions/comments, feel free to reach out to us at iatsepride@iatse.net.

 

In solidarity and pride,

The IATSE Pride Committee