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Union County Empowerment Hour to Celebrate Queer Women in History on March 13

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the latest installment of its virtual dialogue series for the LGBTQ+ community, OUT in Union County: Queer Empowerment Hour with host Micayla Mirabella. The upcoming discussion hour is titled:  Unveiling Hidden Narratives – Celebrating the Trails and Triumphs of Queer Women in History, and is scheduled for March 13th from 7:00pm-8:00pm. The virtual conversation is part of a monthly series. It covers a range of LGBTQ+-related themes, stories, and experiences to inform, educate, and connect the community.

“By creating a space where everyone’s voice is valued and respected, we empower individuals to embrace their true selves without fear or judgment,” said Commissioner Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded. “Through the use of technology like Zoom, facilitating connections between people who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to meet become possible.”

Queer Empowerment Hour, launched in 2020, offers an hour-long virtual conversation diving deep into LGBTQ+ topics. It features engaging stories and discussions involving queer individuals from diverse backgrounds. The series is open to everyone, promoting inclusivity and understanding in our community.

To join this informative discussion, please register at

The upcoming OUT in Union County: Queer Empowerment Hour session starts at 7:00 p.m. on March 13th and will be live-streamed on the County of Union Facebook page. Questions can be asked via Zoom or in the Facebook comments.

“Embracing the stories of queer women in history throughout National Women’s Month is a powerful celebration of LGBTQ+ resilience and contribution,” said Commissioner Al Mirabella, liaison to the Union County LGBTQ+ Ad Hoc Committee. “This focus empowers individuals to find strength in their identities.”

Queer Empowerment Hour is presented by the Union County Board of County Commissioners in collaboration with the Union County Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs. For more information about the Office of LGBTQ+ Affairs, please visit