The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is hosting a luncheon on Thursday about Alabama's LGBTQ history. "Invisible No More: Alabama's LGBTQ+ History" is the headline for the department's June Food for Thought luncheon.
House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) told 1819 News on Wednesday he thought the event was "alarming and disappointing."
"The fact that state money, buildings and resources are being used to promote a liberal political LGBTQ agenda flies in the face of our state's values. If this is what they are doing with the taxpayer money that is sent to them, perhaps we should re-reevaluate their allocation in the next budget," Statdthagen said.
State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville) said, "The woke liberal agenda is invading our culture every day."
"I do not support spending Alabamians' tax dollars for something the vast majority of the State does not support," Kiel said. "This also brings to light the need to expose state spending on other DEI programs that may exist. It's sad that state resources are being used to politicize the left's out-of-touch views."
Dr. Maigen Sullivan of the Invisible Histories Project (IHP) will discuss Alabama's LGBTQ+ history, focusing on "lesser-known individuals, locations, and occurrences that have played a significant role in shaping the cultural landscape of our state," according to an advertisement on the ADAH website.
The "Food for Thought" luncheon will be at noon on Thursday at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in the Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium in Montgomery. Admission is free.
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