City of McAllen News

Pride Month 2016

by Joe Cobos | Jun 15, 2016


Where We’ve Been: A History of the RGV LGBTQIA Community

Thursday, June 09 | 6:00 - 8:00PM │ Main Library

Join us for a history of the LGBTQIA Community in the Rio Grande Valley. Learn about key dates and events on the timeline that have shaped the community over the years.

Making it Work: Long Term Relationships in the LGBTQIA Community

Thursday, June 16 | 6:00 - 8:00PM │ Main Library

Join us for a panel discussion with couples that have persevered through challenges that ultimately strengthened their relationship. Registration required.

Inmigracion y la Comunidad LGBT

Saturday, June 18 | 3:00 - 4:00PM │ Main Library

Dani Marrero Hi de la organización Aquí Estamos hablará sobre la lucha de inmigrantes y el movimiento LGBT en Estados Unidos. Cupo limitado.

Femme Fury: Misogyny and Bi-Phobia in the LGBTQIA Community

Thursday, June 23 | 6:00 - 8:00PM │ Main Library

Femme Fury hopes to create a dialogue about the unique experiences bisexual and/or femme present-ing individuals have within the queer community, and the theories and views that shape them. We hope to dive into the obstacles that femme erasure, biphobia and misogyny create in organizing and building solidarity within the LGBTQ community. Registration required.

Queer RGV Poetics: A Workshop & Open Mic

Thursday, June 30 | 6:00 - 8:00PM │ Main Library

Dr. Merla-Watson from UTRGV will conduct a workshop exploring the intersecting issues of gender, sexuality, race, and identity in the work of local queer Chicanx poets, including (but not limited to) Gloria Anzaldúa, César de León , and José Antonio Rodríguez. Focusing on themes of trauma and healing, this workshop will be facilited as a socratic discussion in which everyone is encouraged to participate. After the workshop, join us for an Open Mic session with César de León to share your works of poetry. Registration required.

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