Douglas Hosts Community Pride Event in Honor of Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary

By |2019-05-22T17:27:14-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Michigan, News|

A community event will be held in Douglas, on June 1, to honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings. In New York City, the events of Stonewall sparked a movement within the LGBTQ community. The Stonewall Uprising was a milestone in the fight for LGBTQ rights and kicked off a momentum which continues to this day. Fifty years later, organizers with the Douglas Pride Committee will put on an event to honor the Stonewall Uprisings and what it meant for equality in the United States.
“Everyone is invited to this community event,” said organizer Dale Lower, “all are welcome to come and learn more about Stonewall and celebrate the fight for equality with us.”
Main events include a presentation by Elizabeth Estes on the history of Stonewall; a performance by the PerSisterhood Choir; Marsha Caspar and Glenna DeJong will share their story as the first gay marriage in Michigan; a bullying presentation by James Gammicchia with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and much more.

The event will be held at Beery Field Park in Douglas, Michigan, on June 1, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. Organizers said that there will be food, beverages, music and events for all ages. Lower said that he expects hundreds of people to show up to the event, which was organized by the Douglas Pride Committee. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook Page “Community Pride, MI” or email douglaspridefestival@gmail.com.

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