SpeakOut at The Center
"SpeakOut is an evening of LGBTQ+ storytelling. It's a place where a group of storytellers share in front of a live audience. It's a gathering where you can collectively celebrate what it means to be LGBTQ+ in your city. It's magical! And I think that's because we are all there to support and be supported. It's an event that proves we are a community of loving, thoughtful people." -- Jordan Reeves, Founder of VideoOut
SpeakOut is structured like a stage show. There's two acts and an intermission.
Usually, two or three speakers will share for 10 minutes each in the first act. Then, the remaining speakers will share in the second act. During intermission, grab a drink and a snack and meet some people you don't yet know.
The event takes place at The LGBT Center in Manhattan in room 301 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Speakers for the june 2019 event will be announced on May 20th. Past speakers include Staceyann Chin, Eric Marcus, Randy Wicker, Melissa Sklarz, and others.
For more information and to see past speakers: http://www.videoout.org/speakoutmanhattan
Then, different than a stage show is one of the most special parts of the evening the part that comes after all the storytellers have shared. A social hour where we all get to mingle with each other. It's a chance to meet the storytellers, reflect on what we've just heard, and hope and dream together in solidarity for a better future.
Or, simply stated, it's a great excuse to meet other queers in your community.
So, reserve a ticket. Come with your friends. Be prepared to open your heart as your neighbors share stories of what it means to them to be queer. Can't wait to see you there!
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (View)
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
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