PFLAG Westminster-Carroll County will be co-hosting the film Pride at the Carroll County Arts Center !
- What: Presentation of the film Pride
- When: June 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- (Closed Captions at 1:00 screening)
- Where: Carroll County Arts Center, 91 West Main St, Westminster, MD 21157
The BBC-produced film, directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford, is based on a true story and depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.
The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group’s support due to the union’s public relations’ worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful.
The matinee showing at 1 p.m. will be captioned to increase the enjoyment for those with hearing impairments.
The 7:30 pm showing can have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are also available.
Tickets are $6 Adults or $5 for CCAC Members, those 18 and under and Seniors 60+
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door
Screening of the film, PRIDE, is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors:
BETTY STANSBURY MEMORIAL FUND
A lifelong homemaker, Betty Stansbury was the mother of 3 sons. A talented gardener, flower arranger, and seamstress, activism was the last thing on her mind. But her middle son’s coming out in 1970 eventually lead her to PFLAG, where she would regularly attend meetings to support others. She handled PFLAG Baltimore’s helpline, answering countless calls, offering support, making referrals, and encouraging others to attend meetings. Her PFLAG “career” would last over 25 years
.She couldn’t have been happier when, in 2002, she learned that one of her grandsons was also gay. Of course
she loved all of her children and grandchildren equally, but her life’s work had become about education and advocacy on behalf of LGBT Marylanders and their families.
In 2003, at age 80, Betty didn’t hesitate to speak up when she had a chance meeting with then Gov. Bob Ehrlich in a grocery store checkout line. She gave him an “educational moment” (actually 10 minutes) on why he should support equal rights for Maryland’s LGBT citizens. While that was long before anyone was discussing it, Betty would have been thrilled to see Maryland’s voters approve marriage equality in 2012.
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