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Wed, May 19



Rural LGBTQ+ Survival Stories

NW Rural Project Virtual Presentation | Q&A | Inland NW Pride Organizations Meet & Greet

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Rural LGBTQ+ Survival Stories
Rural LGBTQ+ Survival Stories

Time & Location

May 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


About the event

Join us virtually for a collaborative event to learn about the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people in North Idaho and Eastern Washington during a changing social and political climate. This event features the work of the NW Rural Project, an innovative study led by Dr. Miriam Abelson, and a dedicated research team from the Inland Northwest. The project dived into the stories of LGBTQ+ people living in small towns and the changing dynamics of their communities. How have the last few years impacted the sense of safety and belonging of rural LGBTQ+ people?

We invite community members, regional Pride organizations, and other stakeholders to join the conversation about community dynamics and the survival of LGBTQ+ people living in the rural northwest. How can we work together to better support those living in challenging, if not hostile areas? The event will feature both a presentation and opportunities for open dialogue.

Registration is required to participate in this free event.  The event will also be aired on Facebook Live by North Idaho Pride Alliance.

About Miriam Abelson, Ph.D.

Miriam is an Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University who authored the book Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America. Miriam’s ongoing research and writing projects focus are on LGBTQ youth; whiteness, nation, and sexuality in the rural Northwest; and transgender people’s experiences of discrimination and violence. Learn more about Miriam’s work at

Learn more about the NW Rural Project at

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