Sandra L. Faiman-Silva presents a book discussion:
The Courage to Connect: Sexuality, Citizenship, and Community in Provincetown
An illuminating case study of sexuality and community.
“Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and, sadly, gets kicked out of her home and school. She soon finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive. If you missed PFLAG Cape Cod’s screening of this short film in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility, now’s your chance to watch it!”
The epic story of how legal legend Mary Bonauto partnered with small-town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade struggle that built the foundation for the entire marriage equality movement. The Hollywood Reporter said, “The State of Marriage is an indispensable addition to the history of the marriage equality movement and a suspenseful nail-biter right up to the feel-good ending.” From groundbreaking LGBT legal recognition for same sex couples in 2000, to becoming the first state to enact same sex marriage through a dramatic legislative vote in 2009, the film shows in a very personal way how, as HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse says, “Beth, Susan and Mary really changed the course of American history.” Featuring: civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson, Gov. Howard Dean, Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, among others.
News & Information
Cape Cod Times journalist Lawrence Brown reports on his experience engaging with BCHRAC’s Human Rights Academy participants from local high schools on the topic of gender.