October 3, 2018 at 2:42 pm EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
PFLAG Rehoboth sets up Gay History Month displays at libraries
Gay History Month, gay news, Washington Blade

Three Delaware libraries are displaying Gay History Month materials.

The Rehoboth Beach, Del., chapter of PFLAG, the national organization representing parents and friends of LGBT people, has provided three Rehoboth area public libraries with special LGBT exhibits for the month of October to commemorate Gay History Month.

Linda Gregory, Rehoboth PFLAG’s president, said arrangements were made to install the display case exhibits at the public libraries in Rehoboth and the nearby Delaware cities of Lewes and Georgetown.

Rehoboth PFLAG member Chris Spicer said the exhibits in each of the three libraries consist, among other things, of photos and posters of LGBT people of historic significance, such as San Francisco gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk. She said the displays also include a colorful timeline chart that shows major events and milestones in the effort to advance LGBT rights.

“We want our community to learn something by walking by our display, whether it be that there has always been an LGBTQ community,” she said, as well as the wide range of people who identify as LGBT “all across the spectrum.”

PFLAG Rehoboth Beach says in its literature that it “provides support, education, and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, their loved ones, family and friends, to cope with the unique challenges each of them may face.”

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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