Documentary on local pride group airing at WVUP on Thursday
Two years ago, Parkersburg City Council failed to pass a non-discrimination ordinance to protect LGBT workers. The Parkersburg Pride group formed in response.
A documentarian has captured the story of the group with her work titled “Outspoken.” The documentary is being aired Thursday at 6 p.m. at West Virginia University Parkersburg and Director Emily Harger will be there for a question and answer session.
Parkersburg Pride President Cammy Murray said that the film shows why Parkersburg needs a non-discrimination ordinance.
“There are thirteen cities in this state that have these non-discrimination laws. So you don’t even have to leave the state to realize that we’re behind,” said Murray.
Murray added that she is hoping for a nationwide non-discrimination law and that she hopes the Supreme Court sides with LGBT workers.