Learn “Why Pride Matters” in Pride Month Presentation


June is Pride Month, when the LGBT community plans commemorations and celebrations across the country. James Miller, executive director of the LGBT Center of Raleigh, will speak on “Why Pride Matters,” June 21, 12:30 p.m., at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, 109 E. Jones St. Raleigh. 

In honor of LGBT + identifying communities, Governor Roy Cooper also has proclaimed June as NC LGBT Pride Month.

A national movement of activism arose after the June 28, 1969, police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, a bar that provided a gathering space for the LGBT community. The ensuing riots became a catalyst for LGBT people and now is the marker for a time to reflect on advances and setbacks.

In his presentation, Miller will discuss changes over the past 20 years, and will examine engagement and activities of the LGBT community in North Carolina. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

For additional information, please call (919) 807-7389.  The program is presented by the NCDNCR EEO Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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