Arlington Group Screens “American Experience: Stonewall Uprising”
At their February monthly meeting, our PFLAG group in Arlington will show a portion of the PBS American Experience documentary about the Stonewall uprising.
“As a PFLAG mom, I was thrilled to hear President Obama mention Stonewall and equality in his inaugural address,” said Arlington Group co-leader Elizabeth Fogarty. “I realized that I was not familiar with the details of the Stonewall story and why it is so important,” commented co-leader Gerda Keiswetter. “If I’m not familiar with it, with all these years of PFLAG under my belt, there must others who are also eager to hear more.” We both hope that showing this documentary will be educational and also motivational. We’ve come so far when it comes to loving and accepting our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender family members, but there is so much more to do to achieve full equality.
When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.
The Arlington PFLAG group meets on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington VA. For more information contact the group at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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