Queer Education Fair and Queering Religion Forum comes to campus

Ron Rokhy

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Issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and questioning (LGBTIQQ) community will be discussed at two events, Queer Education Fair and Queering Religion Forum, on Tuesday.

The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Clearly Walk near the Oviatt Library and will provide attendees information about the Fair Education Act, bullying and suicide among LGBTIQQ youths and the recently proposed gender-neutral bathrooms on campus.

The Queering Religion forum will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon and will feature religious leaders from all around Los Angeles who will discuss gender identification and sexuality issues within various religions, namely Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Christianity will be represented by Reverend Robert Goss of the Metropolitan Community Churches and Ani Zonneveld of Muslims for Progressive Values will cover Islam. Judaism will be addressed by Dr. Jane Drucker from the Congregation of Kol Ami. In addition to the open forum, there will be an anonymous drop box for questions.

The fair and forum both offer a safe place for students to ask questions about LGBTIQQ issues and its community. Everyone is encouraged to come with friends, family and an open mind, as stated on the press release.

CSUN’s Queer Studies Department, Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Religious Studies Department, Associated Students and Asian Americans for Community and Talent are sponsoring the event.