Celebrate Lethbridge Pride With A Special Screening of ‘Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History’
June is a lively month at Calgary Queer Arts Society! Pride Month is a celebration of LGBTQ2+ individuals that takes place the entire month of June.
Pride Month officially began after the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969. The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, was an establishment where LGBTQ2+ individuals could openly express their sexual orientation. On June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn during early morning hours, thus prompting the LGBT community to fight back with a “series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations to protest against the raid.” This event sparked a movement for the liberation of LGBTQ2+ individuals. We honour the activists who paved the way for gay rights during Pride Month.
We invite you to join us during Lethridge Pride Fest to participate in a screening of ‘Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History.”
‘Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History,’ is a feature length documentary which explores the activism in Calgary’s historical fight for LGBTQ2+ rights. The film recounts moments from the 1960s, when there was no legal protection for queer individuals. ‘Outliers’ features extensive B-roll footage from Calgary Pride in the 90s, which was a critical time period for the development of LGBTQ2+ rights. The documentary features loss, turmoil, and the eventual growth of human rights in Calgary.
When: Wednesday, June 20 @ 7 PM
Where: Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave. S)
Wheelchair accessible, gender neutral toilets.
Don’t miss this epic event!