US Embassy partners with Castellani House, SASOD to celebrate Pride Month

The US Embassy, Castellani House and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) are hosting a film screening today to commemorate Pride Month

“The film will be shown at the Castellani House to observe Pride Month, which was designated by President Barack Obama this year to recognise the significant contributions of LGBT people throughout the world,” the embassy said in a press release. Pride Month was first officially recognised in the United States in 2000 by former President Bill Clinton, the statement said.

The film selected for this film screening is documentary illuminating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, an openly gay man who played a pivotal role in the American civil rights movement. Following the film, there will be a short discussion and ‘Question and Answer’ with Joel Simpson, Managing Director of SASOD.

The film screening is set for 6 pm and admission is free.

 

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