Documentary on local pride group airing at WVUP on Thursday

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - 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.