Thursday, May 26, 2011

Brody's Journal... Gay Pioneers Screening Will Launch June Pride

Equality Forum
"Gay Pioneers" Screening in Nation's Capital

To launch June Pride, Equality Forum and federal LGBT workplace groups will screen Gay Pioneers onTuesday, May 31st at 6 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW.
Gay Pioneers Frank Kameny, 86, the father of the LGBT civil rights movement, andLilli Vincenz, 74, will participate in a Q & A with Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum and the Executive Producer of Gay Pioneers.  This will be the first screening of Gay Pioneers at a federal venue.

There is a networking reception following the Q & A hosted by federal LGBT workplace groups. The event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is FREE.

Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education and founder of GLSEN, will introduce the film.

Gay Pioneers Frank Kameny and Lilli Vincenz will be available for photographs.

Gay Pioneers was co-produced by Equality Forum and WHYY/PBS. To learn more about Gay Pioneers, visit

About Equality Forum

Equality Forum is a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus.  Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents the largest annual international LGBT civil rights summit. More