Coming Home and Coming Out for the Holidays

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on December 07, 2021 # Events, Community Education

Time: December 14, 2021, 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register for this free event online

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) is pleased to announce it will be hosting "Coming Home and Coming Out for the Holidays," a free webinar that will address how to navigate coming home for the holidays for the LGBTQ+ disability community. Panelists from organizations like the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and SAGE, an advocacy organization offering services for LGBTQ+ elders, will join this pivotal conversation.

Panelist Joanna Rivera, Christie Carter, Sherrill Wayland, and Dan Stewart will provide a diverse and insightful conversation focusing on topics like finances and housing security when coming out, bringing home a partner for the first time, and defusing antagonizing family members. These are just some of the very important and real obstacles that will be addressed during this webinar.


  • Joanna Rivera, Manager of Transgender and Non-Binary (TGNB) Outreach and Community Engagement at SAGE
  • Christie Carter, the Aging and Disability Program Coordinator with SAGE Milwaukee
  • Sherrill Wayland, the Director of National Education Initiatives with SAGE
  • Dan Stewart, the Associate Director with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

We hope you will join us for the "Coming Home and Coming Out for the Holidays" on December 14, 2021, at 2:00 pm EST. To protect everyone's privacy, all attendees will remain anonymous.

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