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Show Times:

September 19, 2019 • 4:00 pm

Portland Public Library

Box Office:

PANEL IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

TAYLOR MAC TICEKTS

Or call 207.842.0800

Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade of Popular Music (abridged)” kicks off Ovations’ Maine Bicentennial season, with its focus on making our state’s invisible histories visible and an emphasis on resistance and rebellion. Our pre-performance panelists span generations, perspectives, and geographies of Maine’s past, present, and future relationships with its queer communities. Facilitated by longtime queer activist, writer, editor, and Ovations’ Deputy Director Linda Nelson, panelists discuss their memories of struggle, and resistance, as well as strategies for building resilience and sustained resistance in an often inhospitable environment.

Panelists:

  • Shane Diamond – EqualityMaine Communications Director
  • Dale McCormick – Co-founder of the Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance (now EqualityMaine), first open lesbian State Senator elected in the US in 1990, Maine’s first female constitutional officer when she was elected State Treasurer in 1996.
  • Jay Sosa – Assistance Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College.
  • Linda L. Nelson – Portland Ovations Deputy Director, co-founder Opera House Arts in Stonington,

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
Phone:
207.871.1700
Website:
https://www.portlandlibrary.com/

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