Responding to the Orlando tragedy, the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition will hold a LGBTQ Community Meeting on Friday, July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum on South Street in Pittsfield. The event is free and open to the public.
The meeting will feature a panel discussion with representatives of local LGBTQ community organizations and initiatives to discuss the effects of the events of the Orlando shooting on the LGBTQ community. Representatives from each of these organizations will speak about their organizations, and the impact they have on the community.
Following the panel portion of the meeting, community members will be encouraged to participate in an open conversation to discuss their feelings regarding recent events, as well as the direction of the LGBTQ community, and will be invited to participate in developing and enacting a plan of action for the LGBTQ community of Berkshire County. Light refreshments will be provided.