On June 30, Illinois Holocaust Museum will host a thoughtful reflection and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a dynamic panel of thought leaders and advocates. Since the 1970s, the last Sunday in June was an opportunity for thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals to celebrate their individuality with parades, marches, and celebrations — using these events as a way to be seen, heard, and accepted.
Join Columnist and Political Analyst Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7 Chicago, Senator Mike Simmons, CEO of Equality Illinois Brian C. Johnson, Director/Producer of Art & Pep, Mercedes Kane, and Executive Director of GLAAD Legal Advocates and Defenders Janson Wu as they discuss how the global pandemic has impacted the public face of the LGBTQ community.
What: Virtual Panel — Pride in the Time of COVID-19
Who: Laura Washington, Columnist and Political Analyst
Senator Mike Simmons
Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois
Mercedes Kane, Director/Producer of Art & Pep
Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLAAD Legal Advocates and Defenders
When: June 30, 6:30 PM CDT
Register: bit.ly/3v3YSyI .
About Illinois Holocaust Museum
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center honors the Survivors and victims of the Holocaust and transforms history into current, relevant, and universal lessons in humanity. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, the Museum provides a universal call to action: Take history to heart. Take a stand for humanity. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with last admission at 4:00 PM. For more information, visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org or call 847-967-4800.