On Monday, April 13th, CCE fellows hosted this semester’s Café Conversation. The topic chosen was Society and Sexuality, focusing on how different societies view and react to public displays of affection, the LGBTQIA community, ally relations and gender roles. The event, which was held in Room 246 of the Axinn Library, was attended by CCE fellows, volunteers and students interested in the discussion.
Since the event had representatives from different parts of the world, the lengthy discussion focused on laws, healthcare, society acceptance and personal experiences concerning LGBT relationships and identities in different societies. Though in some countries more than others, it became clear that communities around the world are becoming more aware and opening up discussion on these topics. Ally experiences were also shared, bringing awareness to how giving support is important in creating a more just society.