Equality Guam to hold first general membership meeting

According to Lasia Casil, the co-founder of Equality Guam and founder of Guam Pride, The Equality Act will amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964, disallowing peoples' discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in the areas of health care, public education, housing, credit, and more. (PNC photo)

Several notable figures from the national and local LGBTQ Plus community will be speaking at the first general membership meeting of Equality Guam on Saturday.

Equality Guam is a non-profit organization that works to oppose any and all forms of discrimination against any LGBTQ persons on Guam.

The non-profit organization also aims to collaborate with individuals, civil rights groups, and community-based organizations that work to protect persons from all forms of discrimination and bias based on gender, sexual preference, and gender identity.

In an interview with PNC, Lasia Casil, the co-founder of Equality Guam, says the meeting will focus on the legislature and laws that support the LGBTQ community.

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“There are several schools that have LGBTQ organizations and we want to make sure that they have the resources and support from our local community, whether its role models, funding, for any resources they need from t-shirts, marketing materials, banners … whatever it is. We wanna make that connection there. It’s very important that we have positive role models within our community,” Casil said.

The panel will include Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio, Public Auditor BJ Cruz, Colorado State House Representative Leslie Herod, Pennsylvania State House Representative Brian Sims, Victory Institute Executive Director Ruben Gonzales, James Servino, and Sarah Warbelow.

The community is invited to attend the meeting tomorrow at 10 am via zoom… on tinyurl.com/equalityguam or watch it virtually on Facebook@EqualityGuam.

For more details, you can contact the organization via email, equalityguam@gmail.com.