July 17, 2013 | by Steve Charing
PFLAG-Westminster to present ‘Brother Outsider’
Bayard Rustin, Gay News, Washington Blade

The Westminster-Carroll County chapter of PFLAG presents the film “Brother Outsider”, which depicts the life and work of Bayard Rustin. (Washington Blade archive photo by Doug Hinckle)

The Westminster-Carroll County chapter of PFLAG will present the film “Brother Outsider” during its monthly general meeting on July 21. The film depicts the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a civil rights icon, who was openly gay during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s—a particularly homophobic period in U.S. history.

Since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and its national broadcasts on PBS’ P.O.V. series and on Logo/MTV, “Brother Outsider” has introduced millions of viewers around the world to Rustin—a strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. He was a disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. A discussion will follow the film.

The meeting, which is free, confidential, and open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Corner of Bond & Green streets in Westminster. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit pflagwcc.org.

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