APICHA partner Queens Pride House to host forum on health care reform with U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner
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President, Board of Directors
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Avenue, Suite 206
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
New York, 23 May 2011 — Queens Pride House will host U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner in a public forum on health care reform and the LGBT community.
"I'm looking forward to coming to Queens Pride House on June 6 to discuss the implications of health care reform for members of the LGBT community," said Weiner. "These are issues of vital importance for all Americans, and I'm committed to ensuring the full inclusion of LGBT people in the work that I do in Congress on health care and public policy," he added.
U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner represents the 9th New York Congressional district, which includes large parts of Brooklyn and Queens -- from Forest Hills, where the Congressman lives, to Glendale, Woodhaven, Howard Beach, and all the way to Far Rockaway. As a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Rep. Weiner shares responsibility for oversight over public health, and he has played a leading role in discussion and debate on health care reform.
"Representative Weiner is nationally recognized as a champion of progressive health care policymaking, and we're thrilled to have him join us for this forum at Queens Pride House," said Pauline Park, president of the board of directors of Queens Pride House, the only LGBT community center in the borough. "And we're delighted to be able to offer our own members a unique opportunity to pose questions to the Congressman about health care policy issues directly affecting them," she added.
The public forum will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 6 at the Diversity Center of Queens, the home to Queens Pride House, the only LGBT community center in the borough of Queens. The event is being sponsored by the following organizations:
- Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)
- Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)
- Latino Commission on AIDS
- New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)
- Q-Wave (lesbian & bisexual women and transgendered men & women of API descent)
- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF)