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Gay Pride:
More Than a Parade

Residents together carrying giant rainbow flag at New Jersey Pride march event.

Monday, June 17, 2024

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Price: Free

Livingston Public Library

10 Robert Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039

Livingston Public Library

Event Description

Explore the historical journey of Pride Month, from the Stonewall Uprising to the global celebration it has become today.

Listen to John Kenrick, an entertainment historian, as he delves into the evolution of gay rights and the significance of annual June parades.

Join this open program and engage in an enlightening discussion, no registration required.

About The Historian

Entertainment historian Kenrick has worked in the theater at every level from amateur to Broadway, eventually serving as personal assistant to six Tony Award winning producers, including the team behind the original production of Rent. 

He has taught musical theater history courses at New York University's Steinhardt School, The New School University, and Philadelphia's University of the Arts.

What is Pride Month?

June is Pride Month, a cultural celebration to honor and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community, and to acknowledge the important contributions and struggles of its members. Colorful parades, rallies, and festivals mark the month-long celebration throughout New Jersey. The term "LGBTQIA+" stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual.

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