Here’s a description of the program:
LGBTQ history is often invisible. Growing up in straight families, LGBTQ youth are not taught their community’s specific histories and schools often intentionally leave out mentions of LGBTQ history makers. This presentation will educate the audience on the basics of LGBTQ history in the U.S. and around the world, along with some little-known fascinating stories of individuals from different centuries. The presentation will also explain why it is so important that we teach LGBTQ history today.
Sarah Prager, a lesbian who created the mobile app Quist, will be the guest speaker at PFLAG-Westminster’s general meeting on May 18. The app (quistapp.com) was launched in July 2013 and has more than 16,000 downloads in 90 countries. Quist displays an event from this day in LGBT history and other features. According to Prager, “Quist strives to make LGBTQ interesting and accessible to the next generation.”
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Sarah was raised in Connecticut, and began her life as an activist at age 14 when she came out as lesbian. By the time she moved to Boston, MA at age 17 she had been a keynote speaker at a rally of hundreds and founded the largest student group at her high school. Throughout her career so far she has worked and volunteered for several non-profit organizations including Boston Pride, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and BGO Gemini (Bulgaria’s LGBT rights organization). Sarah moved to Prince George’s County, Md. with her wife, Liz, in May 2012.
Sarah’s writing has been published in The Social Media Monthly, Huffington Post, Hartford Courant, Gay Life, and various blogs. She has been a guest on “HuffPost Live,” “The Michelangelo Signorile Show” on Sirius XM Progress Radio, and “The List” on ABC2. GO Magazine named Sarah one of the 13 Red Hot Entrepreneurs of 2013.
Refreshments will be served. All meetings are free, confidential and open to the public.
- What: PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County General Meeting
- When: May 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Where: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Corner of Bond & Green Sts., Westminster, MD 21157
- Contact: June Horner, 410-844-1442 (call or text) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org