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Humanities Council hosts first ever PRIDE Talks event

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Humanities Council will be hosting its first ever LGBTQ event titled PRIDE Talks on June 27, at the Regal Cinemas from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is free and doors will open at 4 p.m. The film is rated R, no one under 18 will be admitted due to the graphic content of the film. The first 100 people will receive a free small popcorn and drink as well as a PRIDE t-shirt. The total seating is for 199, therefore seating is limited. At 6 p.m. the movie “Boy Erased” will start and end at 8 p.m., after which, there will be presentations by Dr. Elizabeth Triche, Daniel Brown, Ryan Camacho, Dice, Father James and Pastor Kinsela with questions and answers to follow each presentation.

The event is meant to create awareness, bring information, show support and encourage acceptance among the CNMI community.

The movie is based on a true story about Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, who must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

Join the Humanities Council in celebrating PRIDE month in the CNMI!

For more information please call the council at 235-4785 or email info@nmhcouncil.org.