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Panelists discuss "pride" at Diversionary Theatre pre-show event

SAN DIEGO -- Diversionary Theater hosted two special evenings to launch their latest production, “The Pride,” including an opening night party on April 7 and a panel discussion the following week on Friday, April 13. Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play includes a look at elements of LGBT pride in two time periods: the late 1950s and present day. Directed by Glenn Paris, the play stars Francis Gercke, Jessica John, Brian Mackey and Dangerfield Moore.

The panel discussion, “Being Proud: Then and Now” brought together local residents Christopher Mills, major gifts officer of The LGBT Center; Jim Zians, project director of The Edge Research Project & The Fastlane Research Project at University of California, San Diego; and husbands Bill Kelly and Bob Taylor. Kelly and Taylor work with the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, among other philanthropic organizations.

In conjunction with themes from the play, the panel discussion was organized to explore the differences between pride in the 1950s and today, and focused on addressing LGBT seniors’ rights and issues. Moderated by Justen Stevens, Diversionary’s marketing associate, the panel lasted approximately 45 minutes.

Read the full story in Gay San Diego, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.