PFLAG to Cel­e­brate 30th An­niver­sary

The Signal - - COMMUNITY - By Peggy Sta­bile Santa Clarita Con­trib­u­tor

PFLAG Santa Clarita will be cel­e­brat­ing its 30th An­niver­sary at this year’s an­nual Pride Cel­e­bra­tion on Satur­day, June 23, from 1-4 p.m. in Saint Stephen’s Epis­co­pal Church’s Spurl­ing Hall. All mem­bers of our com­mu­nity are cor­dially in­vited to join us. This year’s pro­gram will in­clude a screen­ing of the Greg Louga­nis doc­u­men­tary, Back on Board, a beau­ti­fully filmed ac­count of the life of the only diver in his­tory to win two gold medals in two suc­ces­sive Olympic con­tests – Los An­ge­les in 1984 and Seoul in 1988. The film cuts back and forth be­tween Louga­nis’s his­tory as a star diver who has had ca­reer dis­ap­point­ments as well as amaz­ing suc­cesses and his post-Olympic years dur­ing which he suf­fered from ill-health and fi­nan­cial dif­fi­culty. Even though Greg did not pub­li­cally come out un­til the ‘90s, there were wide­spread ru­mors that he was gay and it has been widely spec­u­lated that ho­mo­pho­bia played a large part in his not hav­ing ben­e­fit­ted from the lu­cra­tive ad­ver­tis­ing con­tracts that many other suc­cess­ful ath­letes signed.

Fol­low­ing the film, PFLAG SCV will in­tro­duce our guest of honor, Greg Louga­nis. A re­cep­tion will fol­low the pro­gram.

If you would like fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about PRIDE DAY, please con­tact Peggy Sta­bile at 661-993-1881.

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