Pride 2011 is Coming – Save the Dates!

Pride Month is a time to let loose and celebrate the spirit of the LGBT community. It is also a time to celebrate LGBT history and honor our civil rights leaders who have shaped the world we live in today. In that spirit, the GLASS Caucus invites you to save the dates for two events that will kick off Pride Month in June 2011 – a film screening of Gay Pioneers, and a very special Chris Crowe Pride Happy Hour.

On May 31st, GLASS is proud to join the Equality Forum and the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Allied Employees at Education for a film screening, panel discussion and reception featuring two living legends that changed the course of history for federal LGBT employees.

Gay Pioneers Film Screening
Tuesday, May 31st
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
US Department of Education (LBJ Barnard Auditorium)
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington D.C., 20202

Gay Pioneers is a 30-minute documentary chronicling the first organized gay and lesbian civil rights demonstrations. The two pioneers that started the LGBT civil rights movement and who are featured in the film, Frank Kameny and Lilli Vinenz, will be the honored guests for the evening, along with Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director of the Equality Forum. Opening remarks will be made by the host, Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the US Department of Education. A reception will follow the film and panel discussion.

The event is free and open to the public, however due to the popularity of this event, RSVPs are strongly suggested. GLASS Members and Senate staff are asked to RSVP to jake@glasscaucus.org

About Gay Pioneers: http://www.gaypioneers.com/background.cfm
About Frank Kamney: http://www.kamenypapers.org/index.htm

Chris Crowe Pride Happy Hour
Thursday June 2nd
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
D.C.’s newest bar, Number Nine
1435 P St. N.W.
Happy Hour includes 2-for-1 drink specials until 9:00 PM and a special Congressional Cocktail.
Co-hosted by GLASS & The LGBT Congressional Staff Association

As many of you know, Chris Crowe exemplified what it means to be proud of ourselves and our community. In that spirit, we are gathering again to celebrate his life during this festive time in his honor.

Stay tuned for more information from GLASS regarding upcoming events for Pride this year.

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