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1. Get All Your Ducks in a Row! An LGBT Estate Planning Workshop where we present vital information about the legal documents needed to create specific legal rights, protections, obligations and benefits. Even if you feel intimidated by legal jargon, our presentation is easy to understand. Using visual aids, props and skits, our estate planning workshop is interesting, dynamic and fun. Participants come away from this workshop with the information necessary to protect and care for loved ones who are not legally recognized family members and each participant will receive free advance directives for their home state.
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Our fee for the "in person" presentation of the "Get All Your Ducks in a Row!" Workshop is $500.00 plus travel and lodging. We offer a reduced fee on a sliding scale to non-profit organizations.
Our fee for the webinar version of the "Get All Your Ducks in a Row!" Workshop is $25.00 for individualsone household, or $75.00 for a presentation to a group of 5 or more people.
For inquiries please contact Carrie-Ross-Stone
2. The Long Road to Equality. Carrie & Elisia Ross-Stone (aka 'the Rainbow Grannies') are the mothers of three grown children and grandmothers of two. Married in Canada in 2003, we are now full-time civil rights activists advocating for LGBTQ equality by raising awareness of the issues through public speaking and community action. 'The Long Road to Equality' lecture weaves past and current stories from our own lives -- coming out and being outed, raising our children in a homophobic society and without legal rights and recognitions, riding our bicycles coast-to-coast to advocate for marriage equality, growing older, becoming grandmothers, working together as business partners and activists, building a house, and more -- as we make an honest and heartfelt presentation of the difficulties we've faced as a lesbian couple struggling for justice and equality.
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3. It's Not About S-E-X! When defending their anti-equality position, opponents of "gay" marriage often cite their belief in Judeo/Christian "values" and/or their understanding that, throughout history, marriage has been defined as a sacred union between one man and one woman. However, when we look closely at these arguments it is clear that they are actually based upon a personal bias against the thought or idea of two men or two women making love. In other words, what is really standing in the way of LGBT equality is the "ick-factor." In this lecture, we analyze the opposition's words and deeds to expose the true reasons they so vehemently push for legal discrimination against gay men and lesbians.
Topics covered in It's Not About S-E-X!' lecture:
Our fee for the "in person" presentation of the 'It's Not about S-E-X!' Lecture is $500.00 plus travel and lodging. We offer a reduced fee on a sliding scale to non-profit organizations.