The History of Pride

A free, donation suggested webinar with Rae Egbert, PsyD, LADC, JD benefitting Brunswick Pride!

Monday, June 5th, 2023

12 - 1 pm via Zoom

FREE with a suggested donation ($10-25) to Brunswick Pride!

This training meets requirements for 1 CE credit for Psychologists, LCSWs, LMSWs, and LCPCs licensed in Maine. The training will be recorded and a link to the recording will be shared with registrants.


Many people know that June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. Some can even tell you that the 1969 Stonewall Uprising was the impetus for change, the spark that ignited the first Pride march. However, even fewer know the history of the riots, sit-ins, and protests that led to the events at Stonewall and the fight for modern day LGBTQ+ rights. This lunch and learn presentation will provide an overview of Pride – past and present. It will also offer an opportunity for participants to explore their own Pride experiences, as well as the many potential impacts that Pride may have on their LGBTQ+ clients. This presentation seeks to empower clinicians to move towards understanding and allyship during Pride month.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase knowledge surrounding Pride to inform clinical practice with gender and sexual minority clients
  2. Explore the origins of Pride and the impact on present day celebrations
  3. Increase self-awareness and allyship during Pride month

About the presenter

Rae Egbert, PsyD, LADC, JD is a staff psychologist and Coordinator of the Center for LGBTQ+ Community Supports at Psychology Specialists of Maine. They earned their PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University Post. They also hold a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice from The George Washington University and a JD with a concentration in Child/Family Law from Capital University Law School. They specialize in working with those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as with their partners and family members, and have expertise in treating trauma and stress-related disorders and substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.