LGBT panel talk set for Nov. 6 at WSU Tri-Cities

Washington State University Tri-Cities plans a panel discussion Nov. 6 on issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community.

The panel is being presented as part of the Contemporary Human Issues course offered at the university. The talks is 1 to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the West Building on the north Richland campus.

Panel speakers include Anna Southern, a biologist, anthropologist and transgender woman and Jefferson Coulter, a senior attorney with the Pasco office of the Northwest Justice Project and a board member of QLaw Foundation, which provides education on LGBT legal issues.

Also on the panel are Cat Wesley, a history teacher and lesbian active in Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, and the Rev. Keri Lobdell, local PFLAG president, a member of the Progressive Christian Alliance and a retention counselor and adviser with WSU Tri-Cities’ TRiO program.