PFLAG SCV to Celebrate its 30th Anniversary on June 23
PFLAG Santa Clarita will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary at this year’s annual Pride Celebration on Saturday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the church’s Spurling Hall. All members of our community are cordially invited to join us.
This year’s program will include a viewing of the Greg Louganis documentary, Back on Board, a beautifully filmed account of the life of the only diver in history to win two gold medals in two successive Olympic contests – Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988. The film cuts back and forth between Louganis’s history as a star diver who has had career disappointments as well as amazing successes and his post-Olympic years during which he suffered from ill health and financial difficulty. Even though Greg did not come out in the public until the ‘90s, there were widespread rumors that he was gay, and it has been widely speculated that homophobia played a large part in his not having benefitted from the lucrative advertising contracts that many other successful athletes signed.
Following the film, PFLAG SCV will introduce our guest of honor, Greg Louganis. A reception will follow.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) was introduced in Santa Clarita in 1988 in response to the needs of our LGBTQ’s youth, their parents, families, friends, and allies, who were struggling with the coming out process at a time when there was much apprehension, misunderstanding, and antipathy toward the gay community. Although many gains have been made since 1988, we continue to serve our community as the youth suicide rate among LGBTQ teens continues to escalate…our work is not yet over.
If you would like further information about Pride Day, please contact Peggy Stabile at 661-993-1881.
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