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A People’s History of the LGBTQ Community in Grand Rapids this Saturday at The Network

March 19, 2012

If you didn’t get a chance to come to the premier screening of A People’s History of the LGBTQ Community in Grand Rapids in November or you want to see it again, The Network is hosting a screening this Saturday.

The LGBT Network of Western Michigan is inviting anyone to join them this Saturday, March 24 at 6:30PM at their space located at 34 Atlas St. SE in Grand Rapids.

There will be lots of food and a discussion to follow the film. The documentary runs an hour and 40 minutes and covers a period from the 1970s through the present, with an emphasis on the late 1980s and 1990s. Those attending the film will hear directly from those that organized and took the risks to fight for equality in West Michigan.

Come hear how the first Pride Celebration was organized, the fight to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance ion Grand Rapids, the fight against HIV/AIDS, Sons & Daughters, the backlash from the Religious Right and the history of LGBTQ organizing at GVSU.

The film screening is free and copies of the documentary will be available for those who want a copy. There is also Facebook page for this event.

If you can’t make it, you can watch the film online as well as view lots of archival documents, pictures, video and all the entire interviews conducted for this project.



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