The Civil Rights of LGBT Identity Intersectionality and the Relationship to “Religious Freedom

Today, many on the far right of the political spectrum as well as many within the "evangelical" Christian community are claiming that the actions to end discrimination against marginalized communities violate their religious freedom. This seminar will provide the attendee with an introduction to the following: 1. What the founders really thought about the formation of our democracy. 2. What is the Constitutional background for LGBT equality? 3. What laws exist that provide discrimination protections? “Bending

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About the presenters

Joanne Maureen Carroll

Joanne M. Carroll is the President of TransCentralPA; an organization committed to providing advocacy and caring support for transgender individuals, their significant others, families, friends and allies. TransCentralPA also provides gender education and information to businesses, organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. She has been a member since 2001. She is also a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Commission for LGBTQ Affairs, and is a Past President and Past Vice President of EqualityPA, and serves as a member of the Governor’s LGBT Working Group.