State Rep. Bob Merski (D-Erie) is hosting a virtual hall this month to discuss topics of importance to LGBTQIA+ people in Erie.

It will be held Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.

“June is Pride Month, and while it is important to celebrate the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ people, it’s equally important to continue talking about the concerns, biases and issues many people still face,” Merski said in a statement. “Our virtual town hall will be a forum for folks to discuss issues that can impact opportunity and quality of life for LGBTQIA+ residents. Those are issues for our entire Erie community to address, but an open dialog is the first step.”

Anyone interested in participating is asked to send their name and email address to Merski’s office by email or calling (814) 455-6319.

The town hall will also be livestreamed on Merski’s Facebook page.