This weekend in LPP new: Germany legalizes same-sex marriage; Another awesome theatre advocacy project by past Spirit of Matthew Award winner Connor Norton

-Today’s victory for the international LGBT+ community: Germany votes to legalize same sex marriage in a snap vote! What an awesome step in the right direction for our community abroad. Germany, thanks for taking the first step to #erasehate! Read all about it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/world/europe/germany-gay-marriage.html?mcubz=0

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-Connor Norton, former Spirit Of Matthew award winner and current theatre activist, recounts his connection to The Laramie Project and explains how he is finding a way to #erasehate by collaborating with those affected by the Pulse tragedy. Connor is actively creating an “archive of accounts and stories” in The Orange Ave Project. Modeled closely after The Tectonic Theatre’s work in Laramie, Wyoming, Connor’s project keeps the legacy of those lost alive. Way to make strides for the LGBT+ community, Connor! The LPP team sends all of our love and support. Check out Connor’s story here: https://medium.com/@MatthewsPlace1/stories-of-lost-49-orangeave-project-builds-historical-archive-to-build-art-that-never-forgets-509d4580e412

-Two blogs will be coming out soon about two Jersey LPP’ing groups: Two River Theater, whose event was held in early June, and Robbinsville High School Thespian Troupe 7161, who held their LPP event earlier in the year. LPP Team Leader Alyssa was finally able to catch up with them about the wonderful things they did to bring Laramie into the classroom.

Happy last day of Pride Month! I believe we can say with confidence that come tomorrow, the celebration, love, and work won’t stop.

With love,
LPP Team Member Kelly

Note from LPP TL Alyssa: I’m in the process of lots of archival work for LPP. Kelly helped me out with gathering photos from all our groups. My first mission: gather one photo from every group. I’m also gathering posters to. If a photo of your groups is need, we’ve sent out an email. ❤

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