Making the Invisible Visible: Navigating Queer Identity in Public Space will be an intergenerational conversation bringing together key figures in the ACLU SoCal’s century of struggle for LGBTQ rights and equality. Rev. Troy Perry will join contemporary activists in a conversation moderated by an ACLU SoCal advocate discussing the evolution of protest and advocacy for LGBTQ rights.
ASL interpreters will be provided this program.
Reverend Troy Perry (Panelist) founded the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) as a ministry for LGBTQ+ communities in Los Angeles on October 6, 1968. He also conceived of the world’s first Pride Parade and co-founded the Christopher Street West organization to launch the first Los Angeles Pride event in 1970.
CREDITSThis program is organized by the ACLU of Southern California as part of the 2023 Circa: Queer Histories Festival, presented by One Institute. This conversation is co-presented with the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The ACLU of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) works to defend the civil liberties of all people as enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center is a safe and welcoming place where the LGBTQ+ community finds help, hope, and support when it is needed the most.