Join the latest hot discussion in the Vital Signs series at The Pride Center in Wilton Manors on Wednesday June 25. “Race, Sex and Love” will  touch on cross-culture dating within the LGBTQ community and the impact of cultural ties on sexuality.

“We want to open the dialogue about race and its impact on the LGBTQ community,” said Women with Pride Coordinator, Roya Amirniroumand.  In this intimate, round-table discussion individuals and couples will discuss their experiences of loving cross-culturally, and the ways in which race and sex intersect or disconnect in their lives.

During the last workshop in the Vital Signs series, “Fit and Fabulous”, panel experts answered questions and discussed health, nutrition and exercise. The panel enabled attendees with ideas DSCF8104and tools for exercise and nutrition.

“Set realistic goals for health and fitness,” said nutritionist Elena Rodriguez. She encourages baby steps and the the use of substitution when preparing meals. “Know your body,” said Rodriguez. Her advice includes keeping a good journal, noting one’s skin and recognizing energy levels.

Fitness trainer Allison Parnell discusses the balance of good nutrition and exercise reminding attendees, “You can’t out exercise a bad diet.” DSCF8098As metabolism slows down when one is not consuming enough, Parnell informs attendees that 70% of a healthy lifestyle is nutrition.

Points to take away from this discussion include: stay hydrated, don’t forget to eat, set realistic goals, plan ahead, remember that physical health effects mental well-being.

Amirniroumand invites those interested in this week’s topic,  “Race, Sex and Love”, to attend and participate. “We want to hear about your experiences,” said Amirniroumand.
These workshops provide a golden opportunity to increase awareness and share knowledge. “We are an incredibly diverse community with experiences that should be heard, shared, and appreciated. Validation and representation are only two of the many things attendees can gain from this discussion,” said Amirniroumand.

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