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LGBTQ Pride: From Origins to Evolution Teach-Out

Introduction / Lesson 1 of 3

Welcome to the LGBTQ Pride: From Origins to Evolution Teach-Out

2 minutes

Welcome to the LGBTQ Pride: From Origins to Evolution Teach-Out. At its origin in the late 60s and early 70s, Pride in the U.S. was a radical claiming of space for LGBTQ individuals and communities. Today’s Pride has evolved to a very visible month-long celebration across different parts of the world, but Pride as a personal experience and representation of communities remains complicated. In this Teach-Out, we will discuss the history of Pride and what it means for individuals and communities today.

The Purpose of this Teach-Out is to dive deeper into the complexities of Pride as an event and as a feeling for individuals with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, also referred to as LGBTQ. We are hoping to shed light on the different understandings and meanings of Pride as it relates to space, community, and representation within various aspects of the LGBTQ community. You will learn that Pride can be a celebration for LGBTQ individuals, but Pride also brings about tensions within the LGBTQ community regarding its purpose and goals. The production team interviewed several individuals who self-identify within the LGBTQ community in order to provide you with direct narratives and experiences. Throughout the Teach-Out we will be using the word Pride, with a capitalized "P", to mean LGBTQ Pride.

After going through this Teach-Out, we’re hoping that participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history and origins of Pride in the U.S.

  • Articulate the various themes that impact the growth and evolution of Pride from riots to a global phenomenon

  • Consider the many identities, expressions, and experiences that make up Pride and the LGBTQ community

  • Describe the various ways that Pride gives meaning to individuals and communities