Educational Forum

Magnolia UCC’s November Third Mondays Educational Forum

‘‘So Someone You Love Just Told You That They are Trans, Intersex,
Gender-Queer/Nonbinary, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual -- What Next?"

Nov 15, 2021 07:00 pm Pacific Time


Many in our community have loved ones who are claiming sexual orientations and gender identities that may be different than what we have understood. The focus of this session will be to learn more about a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities, since understand key terms and concepts is the beginning of understanding. We will also discuss ways to support, affirm and love those in our lives with those Identities. During this session, you will find out how to support and communicate with loved ones who have come out as LGBTQ with emphasis on understanding gender identity, pronouns, etc.

About Our Guest Speaker:
We are so fortunate to welcome Michael Garrett as our speaker for this event. Michael is a consultant at Mercer focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in health and benefits as well as clinical management, healthcare quality, and care transformation programs. He has a behavioral health background and is board certified in case management and patient advocacy. Michael and his husband, Alan, live in the Eastlake neighborhood, and both are members of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. They are the proud parents of one adult child, Quinn, who is getting a doctorate degree in American Studies from the University of Southern California. Michael served for two years on the City of Seattle LGBTQ+ Commission, and currently serves on the Seattle Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Committee. He has written and spoken on LGBTQ+ issues as well as other topics related to under-served and marginalized communities.


Contact Cydne in the office for the Zoom link, or refer to the November 12 Friday email.