July 6 Chapter Meeting via Zoom
Conversion therapy is based on the flawed premise that identifying as LGBTQ is a mental illness that can and should be cured. Only a handful of Wisconsin cities have an ordinance on their books banning the practice of conversion therapy. Megin McDonnell from Fair Wisconsin will share the experiences of cities that have passed local ordinances in addition to explaining why this practice is so harmful that it should be prohibited. PFLAG MoHo would love to see Mt. Horeb added to this small but growing list of communities that have taken a stand against conversion therapy. It’s a powerful affirmation that our LGBTQ youth are welcomed, protected, and loved.
Megin has over two decades of management experience working in nonprofits, including grant writing, media and communications, program development and implementation, and financial management. Before joining Fair Wisconsin in 2011, she was the Program Director at the Tenant Resource Center in Madison for fourteen years. She has been active in local politics and elections, including serving for eleven years on the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission and working on numerous aldermanic, county board, assembly and congressional campaigns. Megin also previously served as President of the Social Justice Center Board of Directors and Chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Board of Directors. She lives in Madison with her husband and two teenaged children.
You must sign up in advance to attend this meeting. The sign up form is here: https://forms.gle/D55LqcMY7rhZrwfw7 The Zoom invite will be sent out the night before. Megin will speak from 6-7 PM. Stick around or join us at 8 PM for a group chat and support.
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