LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each June to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and advocates have had at the local, national, and international levels and to honor their work to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBT individuals.
To celebrate LGBT Pride Month with the UMUC community, join us in either Largo or Adelphi for a special viewing of the documentary Alone in the Game. This powerful 90-minute film addresses the ongoing struggles and homophobia that LGBT athletes face in sports at the high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels. Despite growing acceptance of LGBT Americans, there is only one openly gay professional male athlete competing right now in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and MLS.
About the Documentary
Alone in the Game offers eye-opening statistics and personal stories from LGBT athletes and sports professionals, including interviews with NFL lineman Ryan O’Callaghan, NBA center Jason Collins, MLS Cup champion Robbie Rogers, Olympic medalists Gus Kenworthy and Megan Rapinoe, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and former ESPN president John Skipper.
Please join us for a special screening of Alone in the Game. Register early; seating is limited. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
UMUC Academic Center at Largo Auditorium
Friday, June 14, 2019
Adelphi Conference Room 1002
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.
Presented by the Office of Diversity and Equity