Saturday, October 3, 2009

October is GLBT History Month, Watch The Video

Welcome to GLBT History Month. As important as June is to celebrating our Pride, October is important to reflect on where we came from and where we are going from here. October 11th has been National Coming Out Day for years. Matthew Shepard whose horrific death was another rallying cry in our history similar to Stonewall, died on October 12th. The Pride Center asks you to celebrate and embrace in the history that has come before us, and the changes we can make today to ensure our future.

The Pride Center is honored to be presenting a coalition of GLBT groups from the Mahoning Valley, that are coming together with a week-long series of events surrounding National Coming Out Day. From Saturday, October 10th thru Saturday, October 17th, there will be an event each day that either celebrates our diversity, or reminds us of our history. I invite you to attend at least one of these events, more if possible, and celebrate being part of our community. Click on the poster below for a larger version of all of the dates and times of our events.

I would like to thank PFLAG, PACT, Stonewall Democrats, Pride Youngstown, YSUnity
All Families Matter, The First Universalist Unitarian Church of Youngstown, First Federated Church of North Jackson and all of the hard working volunteers that are making this week possible. The Pride Center invites you to get involved and stay involved in our community. The Pride Center meets twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 for support, fellowship and fun. There is a business meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 if you would like to become involved even more in the planning of events and helping with the Pride Center's work.


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