Thursday, July 14, 2016

One Iowa Will Combine Pokemon Go with Trans Awareness on 07/20/16!

I'm not into Pokemon Go, but I know a lot of people who are. And I see a lot of people walking around Iowa City playing the game day and night. Now I'm learning that one group here in Iowa is combining this popular game with trans awareness:
One Iowa, an LGBT equality organization, is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the app keeping people outside to inform players about the group's petition to have transgender protections under the state's legislation on hate crimes...

"Right now, people are protected by law based on their sexual orientation but not on their gender identity, so transgender people are currently vulnerable," Erica Barz, communication specialist with One Iowa said. "So we're trying to let people know that one, that is the case, and to have them sign our petition in support of that protection." 
One Iowa's Pokemon gathering will happen next Wednesday, July 20th, from 6-7 PM at the Pappjohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, IA.

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