"I'm thrilled we were able to host our second annual virtual game night," said OPEIU Local 2 LGBTQIA+ Committee Chair Chelsea Bland. "It gives us a unique opportunity to share the pivotal role queer and trans folk have in the labor movement. It also helps to bring visibility and acknowledgement to a demographic of people who continue to make a huge impact in organized labor."
Attendees included Local 2 members, their loved ones, activists with AQUA DC, and union members from the American Federation of Government Employees and the Coalition of Labor Union Women's D.C. chapter.
If you missed the game night we have you covered! Check out a few games below.
First up, test your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ history via this self-guided trivia slide deck.
Click here to play!
Next, see if you can unscramble the names of these prominent LGBTQIA+ figures. Give yourself 90 seconds and see how many you can unscramble!
Click here for the answer key.
Finally, bolster your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ people in the labor movement by reading works from queer union authors. Check out these books here and here.
Local 2 members that want to get more involved with the LGBTQIA+ Committee can email Chelsea Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org and folks who want to get more involved with the Social Justice Committee can email Johnie Ender Palmer at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for more OPEIU Local 2 events and resources focused on LGBTQIA+ workers.
OPEIU Local 2 is a labor union supporting over 8,000 professional workers in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We represent staff members across a number of sectors, including healthcare, non-profit, and more.
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