The Deaf LGBTQ+ Community in Rochester
Just as the Stonewall riot created waves of change for LGBTQ+ communities throughout the country, the LGBTQ+ Deaf community has experienced changes as well. Join us for a screening of a short film that features interviews and stories from Deaf LGBTQ+ National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) alumni from the 1960s-1980s. The film was created for the 50th anniversary of NTID at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018. After the screening, a panel of former members of the Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf will talk about their experiences living in Rochester, NY.
Bryan Lloyd is a Deaf native Rochesterian (Rochester, NY) who realized he was gay after meeting his first love, Jeff, when he was 17 years old. For 18 years, he has been an advisor for Queer club for GLBT students, Deaf Queer Alliance (DQA), formerly known as Deaf GLO and Spectrum. He was behind the scenes to create ColorFest, a national wide conference on Deaf Queer college students which has been going on strong since 2005! Bryan is proud to continue to be a mentor/role model for college Deaf students at NTID and loves to collect comic books as his hobby. He earned doctorate degree from University of Rochester (focusing on college counseling) in 2015. Bryan received the Steffens Award from RIT Q center for his dedication to the RIT Queer Community in 2016. Currently, Bryan is an Assistant Director at NTID Counseling & Academic Advising Services.
This program is being presented in conjunction with the exhibit Stonewall: 50 Years Out, at the Central Library through July 20.
- Monday, April 22, 2019
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Central - Rundel Auditorium
- Central Library