Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Laurel Fertility Care @The LGBT Center

Lots of great things have come from our recent collaboration with Maya Scott-Chung and Conrad Smikle of Laurel Fertility Care in San Franscisco...

Thank you to all those that came to our first collaboration, "Introduction to Conception Options". We had great speakers from around the country and addressed many vital issues relevant to LGBT community members wanting to have children.

The LGBT Community Center now has lots of literature on this topic. Please call or visit us if you have questions and we will do our best to get you information and connect you with those that can assist.

We’ve also been privileged to be able to display several panels of The Loving Quilt for the last couple of weeks. 

The Loving Quilt exhibit has toured extensively and is now part of an ongoing exhibit called THE LOVING QUILT 2010: A People's Living History and Herstory - of Marriage Equality & Family Justice Movements The exhibit is a Project of Marriage Equality USA in collaboration with numerous creative individuals & community, state and national organizations.

In addition to all this, we were able to record the life stories of several Fresno individuals and couples for the Story Corps Project. 

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages.

We plan to further this project, which records personal stories that live on in the Library Of Congress, later this year, when we will invite a group to come to Fresno for a two week period. This is an exciting way to get Central Valley stories into this monumental and historic project. Stay tuned for more details.

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