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PS Human Rights Commission: Coming Out- A 50 Year History

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A VIP Party and Movie Night featuring the documentary “Coming Out: A 50 Year History”

This evening is a legacy event and fund raiser developed by the Palm
Springs Human Rights Commission. Each year the commission will choose
a community partner and show an appropriate film. The proceeds from the
event will be shared between the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission
and the LGBT Center in our inaugural year.

Friday, March 22, 2019

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM – VIP Reception
6:15 PM – 6:30 PM – Guests take your seats
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Guest speakers
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Film


Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this documentary where
young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different
historical eras from the 1950s through today. These inspiring talks give
insight into the political and personal changes that shaped the modern
LGBTQ movement. The young interviewers get an opportunity to compare
and contrast their “coming out” experience with people who came out
during McCarthy, Civil Rights, post-Stonewall, and AIDS eras. In the end,
they learn that every generation of activists stands on the shoulders of
those who came before and that activism needs to continue even in the
light of great social strides.