Join us to celebrate PRIDE from June 3-5.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, and the Alexandria LGBTQ Task Force and Alexandria Library will be hosting Celebrate Alexandria Pride Workshops on June 3-5, 2021. A variety of educational and creative virtual workshops will be offered over the three days. Presenters and facilitators will include members of the Alexandria LGBTQ Task Force and other local and state partners.
Information about June 3 workshops and registration: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/5130388
Information about June 5 workshops and registration: https://alexlibraryva.org/event/5130391
12 PM - History of Black LGBTQ+ Activism in the DMV and DC Black Pride
Kenya Hutton and Earl Fowlkes, Jr., the Center for Black Equity
Beginning in 1991, DC Black Pride began as a way to provide Black LGBTQ+ people an alternative to the largely white mainstream LGBTQ+ movement. Learn about those beginnings from one of the founders of the movement and leaders from the Center for Black Equity.
2 PM - Older LGBTQ Adults - We’re in this Together!
Ray Biegun, Alan Dinsmore, Bob Eiffert, Terri Lynch, Babs Waters - Alexandria Commission on Aging and Aging and Adult Services
What are some of the challenges facing older LGBTQ members of our community? We may not have a partner. We may not have close relatives or children. We may be alone. Do we have a support circle? Join a conversation about how we are part of a supportive, compassionate, and understanding community. We promise that attending this workshop won’t make you older, and it might even make getting older seem less intimidating knowing we live in a community that cares.
4 PM - And the category is! Spoken Word with C. Thomas
Using the TV show Pose as a backdrop, participants will listen to original poetry (and create their own) and identify the importance and relevance of LGBTQ artists and how their work has inspired others to live their truth.
6 PM - Queering the Media: LGBTQ Representation in Books, TV, and Film
Isaiah West, Librarian and Bookstagrammer: @thequeerbrarian
Are you looking for a good, queer character to fall in love with? Join Isaiah West to discuss LGBTQ+ representation in books, tv, and film.
AGE GROUP: | All Ages |
EVENT TYPE: | Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion |
TAGS: | Pride Month | LGBTQ |
Please register for today's events.