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Chatham Community Library to Celebrate Pride Month

Post Date:06/12/2018 2:30 PM

In honor of LGBT + identifying communities, Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed June as NC LGBT Pride Month. Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro will play a role in highlighting the special contributions of the LGBT + community to arts and literature, as well as host a discussion of LGBT + rights and advocacy opportunities across the state.

Planned events include screenings of LGBT+ themed feature films (contact the Library for titles) and displays throughout the Library that highlight LGBT+ literature, as well as books by LGBT+ authors. On Tuesday, June 26, Kori Case from the LGBT Center of Raleigh will lead a presentation and discussion beginning at 6:30 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room.

June was chosen as LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan the morning of June 28, 1969, often viewed as the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement. June has also been the month of several landmark United States Supreme Court decisions positively impacting LGBT rights.

For more information on these events, please contact the Library at 919-545-8084.  You may also check the Library's online calendar for specific event dates and times.

All events are free and open to the public. Funding for these events is supported in part by the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.

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