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Free discussion to focus on minority relations

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Plan-B Theatre Company is hosting a free panel discussion following the Sunday, July 29, matinee performance of "The Laramie Project." The discussion will focus dialogue on minority relations and hate-crime legislation. Panelists will include:

— Carla Kelley, executive director of the Human Rights Resource Center.

— Kathleen Gardner, director of development, Kingsbury Hall, who will address the parents' perspective of having a gay child.

— Stan Penfold, executive director of the Utah AIDS Foundation.

— Rob and Kathryn Steffenson, co-founders of Family Fellowship, a Provo-based support group for LDS families with gay or lesbian children (they are also board members of the Utah chapter of PFLAG, national organization for Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays).

— Pete Suazo, D-Salt Lake City, a Utah state senator who has attempted to introduce hate-crime legislation for four straight years.

— Harry Woods, a gay resident of Laramie (and one of the real-life characters in "The Laramie Project").

— Paula Wolfe, executive director, Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Utah.

— The cast and crew of "The Laramie Project."

The forum will begin about 4:45 p.m. in SLAC's Chapel Theatre, following the 2 p.m. performance.