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Lakeshore PFLAG and Holland is Ready are joining for 2012 PRIDE in Holland, Michigan.
7 p.m.: “In Harmony,” a choir of gay and straight adults and young people from Grand
Rapids, will perform at the Park Theater.
8 p.m.: “Out at Work,” an hour-long documentary, will be shown at the Park
Theater. “Out at Work” chronicles the stories of a cook, an auto worker and a librarian
as they seek workplace safety, job security and benefits for gay and lesbian workers.
Included is the story of Cheryl Summerville, a cook at a Cracker Barrel restaurant
outside Atlanta who received a termination paper stating that she was fired for “failing to
demonstrate normal heterosexual values.” Summerville was shocked to discover that in
more than 40 American states it was legal to fire workers simply because of their sexual
orientation. Also on the DVD is an HBO special that includes the shocking story of a
stock trader’s brutal harassment.
“Out at Work” received the GLAAD Award for outstanding documentary of the year;
a Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival; and Golden Apple Award
from the National Educational Media Network.
9 p.m.: Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan's LGBT Project, will speak
about the current status of LGBT discrimination in the work place and housing and field
any questions the audience might have.