Tuesday, September 14, 2010

30 Stories For 30 Years: DC Youth Pride

Latin American Youth Center to Showcase 30 Years of LGBTQ Activism in DC

30 years of civil rights activism has paid off for DC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) community. Like many minority groups in DC, they have been forced to fight for equality and acceptance despite all-too-frequent discrimination and even violence. In recognition of the advancement of the LGBTQ community, the Latin American Youth Center has received a 30th Anniversary Grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC to produce an exhibit and “zine” called “DC Youth Pride.”

The exhibition and zine document the last 30 years of the LGBTQ community’s advancement in Washington, and highlight changes that have made the city a more tolerant place for LGBTQ youth. The project is based on interviews with long-time LGBTQ activists, such as Patsy Lynch who has participated in the Rainbow History Project, conducted by some of the community’s youth supporters.

The exhibit is currently on display in the main hallway of the Latin American Youth Center, 1419 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC. Stop by the exhibit and pick up a copy of the zine!

For more info on the Latin American Youth Center: http://www.layc-dc.org/

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