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A History of Pride

Discover the origins of the national LGBTQ movement in America, Tuesday, June 9 at PERSAD CENTER

Exploring the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights in the U.S. in the 20th Century – presented by PERSAD Community Safe Zone Coordinator Ted Hoover

In this season of Pride, PERSAD CENTER is pleased to invite you to a very special presentation of “A History of Pride” from Community Safe Zone Coordinator Ted Hoover. 

You may know that the Stonewall Riots sparked the birth of the modern LGBTQ  movement... but do you know who Barbara Gittings was? Did you know that the earliest “Gay Rights” group in America was founded in 1924... and why it only lasted four months? “A History of Pride” explores the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights in the United States in the 20th century and the creation of a national LGBTQ movement. You'll learn about Frank Kameny, the Comstock Laws, Jeanne Manford, the Mattachine Society, the arithmatically-challenged Washington D.C. Park Service... and why a woman named Brenda is the reason America celebrates Gay Pride every June.

A History of Pride is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and join us at PERSAD CENTER in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.