After 5 Indianapolis LGBTQ+ related firings within the 2018-2019 school year, Shelly's Voice held the 2019 Rally for Equality to push for LGBTQ+ reform in the parochial school system. With over 100 in attendance, Shelly's Voice invited a parent of an LGBTQ+ student, a young LGBTQ+ activist, Dana Black, and multiple church leaders from various denominations to speak about the consequences of systemic oppression and urge the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to change its discriminatory policy and tactics which push down LGBTQ+ students and valuable LGBTQ+ employees.

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Shelly Fitzgerald and Dominic Conover, both Shelly's Voice Indianapolis Chapter members, represented Shelly's Voice and the Ariadne Getty Foundation at GLAAD's 2020 LGBTQ+ Presidential Forum presented by The Advocate, The Gazette, and One Iowa on September 20.

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Numerous Shelly's Voice activists joined in on the Indiana State House Sit-In in solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter movement on June 6, 2020. Shelly's Voice honors George Floyd and the many other African Americans who have been murdered or have faced police brutality. We stand in solidarity with all the young black activists and appreciate everything they are doing to ensure we all are free and equal.  You inspire us to continue being intersectional in our activism. #nojusticenopeace

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Meet Raquel.

Raquel Ramsey, Indianapolis Chapter President

An ally to the LGBTQ+ community and a founding member of Shelly's Voice, Raquel leads the Indianapolis Chapter as President. Known for her vibrant smile and selfless dedication to uplifting and amplifying young people's voices, Raquel is often behind the scenes using her extensive experience in grassroots activism to oversee rallies, coordinate chapter meetings, and ensure Shelly's Voice and its activists always have a place at the table. In addition to volunteering for Shelly's Voice, Raquel currently studies Elementary Education full time at the University of Indianapolis.

Raquel Ramsey, Indianapolis Chapter President

An ally to the LGBTQ+ community and a founding member of Shelly's Voice, Raquel leads the Indianapolis Chapter as President. Known for her vibrant smile and selfless dedication to uplifting and amplifying young people's voices, Raquel is often behind the scenes using her extensive experience in grassroots activism to oversee rallies, coordinate chapter meetings, and ensure Shelly's Voice and its activists always have a place at the table. In addition to volunteering for Shelly's Voice, Raquel currently studies Elementary Education full time at the University of Indianapolis.

A special thanks to:

Since our founding, Indiana Youth Group has fostered, housed, and advised Shelly's Voice in its advocacy projects. We are proud to continue partnering with Indiana Youth Group to bring The Indianapolis Chapter of Shelly's Voice.

Indianapolis Chapter Address: Indiana Youth Group 3733 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208