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Shoulders to Stand On – screening and panel discussion
June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beginning with a small group of students and the formation of the Gay Liberation Front at the University of Rochester, Shoulders to Stand On reveals a largely unknown and undocumented history of Rochester’s LGBTQ+ community and its influences across the nation. Audiences are engaged through very personal stories, a journey that celebrates New York’s oldest gay newspaper, the first openly gay candidate elected to public office in NY, a fight for federal funding, the first city in New York to pass a domestic partnership policy and more recently the passage of same sex marriage in New York.
A panel discussion will follow; panelists to be announced.
Evelyn Bailey, the executive producer of Shoulders to Stand On, is the Rochester LGBTQ+ Archivist Chair and historian at the Out Alliance.