The Realities of LGBTQ+ Homelessness
February 9, 2021
4:00 – 5:00p
In a continuation of our programming uplifting LGBTQ+ folks and their experiences with homelessness, the Center invites you to join us for a panel discussion to talk about the realities of homelessness in the queer and trans communities with folks with first hand experiences.
Hear from LGBTQ+ folks from throughout Connecticut who are who have personally experienced houselessness and learn from our panelists experiences on how we could be serving and supporting our LGBTQ+ houseless community better.
This discussion will feature thoughts from Elisio Acosta and Kamora Herrington. The panel will be co-modrated by Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Program Officer Eliot Olson and Youth Program Officer Ala Ochumare.
This program is made possible by :
About the Speakers
Elisio Acosta – Panelist
Elisio (he/him or el) is a peer support specialist with Trans Lifeline and a longtime advocate for marginalized LGBTQ+ people in Connecticut.
Anthony Stowers – Panelist
Anthony (they/them or he/him) is a doctoral candidate in Florida State’s Political Science Department in Tallahassee, Florida (Apalachee and Seminole land). Their primary research focus is authoritarianism, and their research interests include identity, quantitative analysis, and political institutions. Additionally, they work to improve accessibility for LGBTQ+ and disabled students and increase awareness of challenges facing LGBTQ+ people. When they aren’t studying or teaching, Anthony knits and gardens.
Triss – Panelist
Triss (she/her/hers) grew up in Guilford where she came out as trans at 15 and began medically transitioning. After receiving her first gender-confirming surgery at 18 she briefly lived in New Haven, then Charleston SC. She soon returned to New Haven, where she experienced homelessness for a year and now lives in an apartment in the outer NH area.