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Union County’s “Queer Empowerment Hour” Returns This Spring With New Dates & Fresh Topics to Encourage & Unite the LGBTQ+ Community

The Union County Board of County Commissioners proudly announces its free virtual series for the LGBTQ+ community, OUT in Union County: Queer Empowerment Hour with host Micayla Mirabella, continues this spring with new installments, beginning with a special Part 2 of March’s discussion, Unveiling Hidden Narratives – Celebrating the Trials and Triumphs of Queer Women in History, this Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 P.M. via zoom or live stream on the County of Union Official Facebook page. The free, hour-long conversation is part of a monthly virtual dialogue series that explores an array of LGBTQ+-specific themes, stories, and experiences to inform, educate, and connect the community.

“The “Queer Empowerment Hour” series presents a remarkable opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community in Union County to come together, share their experiences and ideas, and establish a truly supportive network. This program serves as a safe and welcoming space where individuals can listen in, ask questions without fear of judgment and potentially gain the confidence to lead their lives more authentically. I sincerely hope all interested residents will register online and participate in these free and informative discussions,” said Union County Commissioner Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded.

Each OUT in Union County: Queer Empowerment Hour session begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will be live-streamed on the County of Union Facebook page. Questions are taken via Zoom and within the comments section on Facebook.

Below are the upcoming dates for April and May:

  • Wednesday, April 3rd: NEW! Unveiling Hidden Narratives – Celebrating the Trials and Triumphs of Queer Women in History: Part 2
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Health and Equity: LGBTQ+ Accessible and Affirming Healthcare
  • Wednesday, May 15th: NEW DATE! Passing the Torch – LGBTQ+ Elders Reflect on the Past and Guide the Next Generation

“It inspires me to see how much interest and enthusiasm our viewers, participants, and hosts have for discussing the rich and impactful history of the queer community. The fact that we had to extend our Queer Women in History discussion to another hour is a testament to the vast amount of knowledge and topics that remain to be explored,” said Union County Commissioner Rebecca L. Williams, Liaison to the Union County LGBTQ+ Ad Hoc Committee. “We are thrilled to continue these constructive conversations and discuss this, and other fascinating LGBTQ+ related topics, much further.”

To participate in this informative discussion, please register at: Queer Empowerment Hour is brought to you by the Union County Board of County Commissioners, and in collaboration with the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

For dates, times, or more information on upcoming Queer Empowerment Hour meetings, please contact the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs at 908-527-4897 or visit our website at