The House Committee on Health and Welfare is hosting the Legislature’s first CNMI Pride Talks on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 9am at the House of Representatives chamber.
“Pride Talks will include a policy roundtable with leaders from LGBTQ+ organizations and a public forum to discuss the needs of the community and how the Legislature can assist in creating a more inclusive CNMI,” said committee chair Rep. Christina Sablan. “The members of the…committee look forward to an open and respectful dialogue about what we can do as a community to better support the health, equality, and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people in the CNMI.”
“Everyone should be afforded equal access to opportunities and advancement,” said LGBTQ+ advocate and transgender Tyra Lynn Sablan. “Our youth deserve to know that their government recognizes them as people, and it is our responsibility to make sure everyone in our community thrives.”
CNMI Pride Talks will start with public comments and questions, and will be followed by a discussion between invited guests from LGBTQ+ organizations and committee members.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 664-8829. The event will be broadcast on Channel 23 and streamed live on the Legislature’s Facebook page. (PR)