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Open Forum For Straight And LGBT Community

An open forum has been created to bridge the gap between the straight and lgbt African American community. It takes place in two weeks at Coley's restaurant. Please read the following from Jasmyne Cannick for details:

Friday, July 18, 2003

Dear Family,

Due to the overwhelming response from the article printed today in the Wave Newspapers entitled "Black, Out and Gay," Earl Ofari Hutchinson (KPFK, Liberation Radio) of the National Alliance for Postive Action has called a "round table" meeting in the African-American community for Saturday, August 2, 2003, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in Los Angeles at Coley's Restaurant to discuss tolerance in the African-American community as a whole with LGBT people of African descent. Many people may already be familiar with the round table discussions which happen every week and draw a wide array of people. I have agreed to help out with this discussion because I feel it is about time that the African-American community as a whole comes together to discuss this issue and to talk about what it is that keeps us from moving forward as one.

I am asking all organizations and people that are interested in participating, please email me at .  I want everyone to particiapte. If you don't want to speak please at least attend the event and show your support. What use is to have these open discussions if we don't show up as one unified voice and present our point? Please support this event.

We need to let our voices and experiences be heard.

Thank you,


Coley's Caribbean-American Cuisine
300 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA  90301

You can read the Wave article here

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