A Hull Firefly Special Event at The Paragon Boardwalk
50 Years of Coming Out Stories
50 Years After Stonewall
The June 1969 riots at New York City's Stonewall Inn marked a raucous turning point in the fight for LGBT rights. Police raids on gay bars were common, but on that particular night, members of the city's LGBT community decided to fight back, sparking an uprising that would launch a new era of resistance and revolution.
Stonewall soon became a symbol of resistance to social and political discrimination that would inspire solidarity among homosexual groups for decades. Although the Stonewall riots cannot be said to have initiated the gay rights movement as such, it did serve as a catalyst for a new generation of political activism.
National Coming Out Day was founded on October 11, 1988 by Robert Eichsberg and Jean O'Leary marking the anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law.
Tell Your Story on October 10th
along the following guest speakers
Liz Page Associates specializes in producing non-profit, academic, and corporate events that inspire, inform, and motive.
Mike is the Renaissance man who created the Jo’s Nautical Sunday Bloody Mary Brunch and continues to entertain the patrons with his incredible voice.
Richard is a partner and realtor at Fine Homes International and has extensive experience in non-profit fundraising.
Chris is a columnist and travel reporter for the Boston Globe.
This is a Hull Firefly special event with a $10.00 charge per reservation, with $5.00 of that fee being donated to Hull Pride.
Reservations are required and seats are limited. Currently, we do not have the ability to create a waitlist.
We are extremely grateful for the Paragon Boardwalk’s generosity by providing us with a perfect location at no cost. The Paragon Boardwalk offers food and beverage before and during the story hour.