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KU Hosts Pride and Prejudice Conference to Explore GLBTQA Issues

February 20, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University's Human Diversity Commission is sponsoring a conference on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally (GLBTQA) issues entitled "Pride & Prejudice: GLBTQA Issues Today," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 7 in the McFarland Student Union.

This year's conference is meant to facilitate discussion, new ideas and education about current issues in the GLBTQA community. Everyone is invited to attend: allies, those who identify as GLBTQ and those who wish to be better informed. The day's discussion topics include mentoring LGBTQ students, activism and self-awareness, personal identity, the intersection of identities and being out in the workplace, among others.

Keynote speakers for this event are state Rep. Brian Sims, distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate; and the Rev. Frank Schaefer, a pastor who was defrocked by the United Methodist church for officiating at his gay son's wedding. 

This is a free event and open to the public, but preregistration is required. To register, visit For more information, please contact Jerry Schearer, KU's associate dean for inclusion and outreach, at or 610-683-4923.