Free virtual sessions will focus on coping with stress and difficult topics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October  5, 2020) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is fostering communication and discussion in Downtown West Palm Beach and beyond with another installment of their “Healing Circle” discussion series. The second installment, which focuses on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,  Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, launches Tuesday, October 6 to recognize LGBTQ+ History Month. The first “Healing Circle” took place in June and July and focused on racial equality following nationwide protests.

“We were overwhelmed by the positive responses to our first series led by kärnl moon collective and wanted to keep fostering these connections and discussions,”  said Tiffany Faublas, DDA Marketing Director.  “With October being National LGBTQ+ History Month, we decided to partner with Compass Community Center to help bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community in our area and make Downtown WPB more inclusive and vibrant for all.”

The four-week program is designed to bring the community together through virtual presentations and open discussions around everything from understanding gender, HIV, acceptance, and mental health issues in the LGBTQ+ community.

“Our goal at Compass is to engage, empower and enrich the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community here in Palm Beach County,” said Claudia Harrison, Compass’ Chief Communications Officer. “By partnering with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority we can help reach that community as well as others who may be misinformed or confused about what it means to be LGBTQ+ in today’s society.”

Registration is required to attend. For more information on The Healing Circle, or to sign-up please visit DowntownWPB.com/HealingCircle.  All sessions will take place over Zoom.

About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.

For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit downtownwpb.com or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873.

About Compass Community Center:
Compass Community Center is the only LGBTQ+ community center in Palm Beach County, and works to engage, empower and enrich the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people and those impacted by HIV and AIDS.