Tonight: LGBTQI "Listening to Orlando: Call-In; July 30 Call for Allies

As we undergo a major shift in our society, we in the LGBTQI community see and/or experience much death and pain.Ending the oppression of our community is an important part of the struggle to transform society.

We are inviting the LGBTQI community to join free listening sessions that will give people a safe place to speak from their hearts and be heard, respected, and validated. The gatherings will provide a gentle and compassionate space that will serve as an antidote to the cruelty and hardness of the world we live in.

"Orlando reminded me just how vulnerable we remain as a community. With all of our recent accomplishments, we are still openly vulnerable to those who want to do us harm. May we stay strong, united, and vigilant.”—Iden CampbellMcCollum

“Forty-nine individuals were celebrating the beauty of their lives when they were brutally murdered. Their deaths are a call for truth, reconciliation, forgiveness, peace, and the development of inclusive next steps that advance the safety and respect for everyone that are so desperately needed in our communities today.”—Lauren Spiro

Call (Toll #) 712-432-0375, PIN 1029243#


  • July 20 & 27, 2016 (Wednesdays) from 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET &
  • August 2 & 9, 2016 (Tuesdays) from 10:30am – 12pm ET

Join as many times as you would like.

Co-facilitators: Iden Campbell McCollum and Lauren Spiro


  • July 30, 2016 (Saturday) from 10:30am – 12pm ET
  • August 11, 2016 (Thursday) from 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET

Co-facilitators: Lauren Spiro and Rita Cronise

The purpose of the sessionsareto get un-numb by giving people a space to have a voice, speak from their heart, be heard, validated and respected. The gatherings also provide a safe and compassionate space which serves as a contradiction to the hardness of the world we live in.