Five Places in Montgomery County LGBTQ+ History

Tuesday, June 186:30—7:30 PMCommunity Room, Board Room + Middle Abington Free Library1030 Old York Rd, Abington, PA, 19001

From gay bars to lesbian social clubs to touch points for prominent queer activists, Montgomery County is brimming with local queer and trans history. In this talk, we'll touch on five key places and explore their impact locally and connections to national movements. Locations include the Lark Bar, the West Side Club, the Women's Center of Montgomery County, the home of David Ellinger, and Malvern Preparatory School.

About the presenter: Robin Gow (it/fae/he & él y elle) is a trans poet and educator. It grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and lives with his partner Rain and their menagerie of animals on unceded Lenape land also called Allentown Pennsylvania. Over the last five years, Robin has trained over 3,000 people on LGBTQIA2+ Inclusion and Equity and Neurodiversity/Disability justice topics. He serves on the Board of Eastern PA Trans Equity Project and Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and is a founding organizer of Queer & Trans Lehigh Valley. Robin is the author of critically acclaimed poetry books and LGBTQIA2+ young-adult and middle-grade novels including Dear Mothman and A Million Quiet Revolutions, earning starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and more.

This event is offered in-person and virtually. A Zoom invitation will be sent to registrants who prefer to attend remotely.

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