Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: LGBT Roundtable

June 23, 2013
LGBT Roundtable
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and the different issues they face in day-to-day life. The June 30th San Francisco Pride parade and festival is now in its 43rd year. The annual celebration commemorates the rebellion of LGBT patrons in response to a police raid at the "Stonewall Inn" in New York City on June 27, 1969. Since then, the march has become a celebration of the momentum towards equal rights, bringing families and communitites together. In a discussion led by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings, local LGBT leaders share some of their favorite moments of Pride and shed light on some of the hurdles the LGBT community must still overcome.

Studio Guests

Matt Wood
Staff Attorney
Transgender Law Center
Facebook: Trans Law Center
Twitter: @TransLawCenter

Mary Midgett
Author and Activist
Facebook: Mary.Midgett

Jason Galisatus
Executive Director
Bay Area Youth SUmmit
Facebook: Bay Area Youth Summit
Twitter: @JasonGalisatus

Pride Parades & Festivals Around the Bay:

San Francisco Pride Parade & Festival
June 29-30, 2013

Oakland Pride 2013
September 1, 2013

San Jose Pride Celebration
August 17-18, 2013

Additional Information:
"Coming Out In the 1950's"
Courtesy of The Pye Harris Project

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