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USA Today’s “Faces of Pride” Celebrates Fort Myers Local Annette Trossbach

Annette Trossbach

In honor of this year’s Pride Month, USA Today compiled a list of one LGBTQ+ individual or ally from each state who is making a difference in their community. From Florida, that individual is Annette Trossbach, the founder and artistic director of Lab Theater in Fort Myers.

Trossbach herself is not LGBTQ+, but she has supported the community by helping to create a play called “The Rauschenberg Project Play,” compiled from interviews with over 150 LGBTQ+ students.

The play debuted in 2016, and Trossbach hopes to get it published so that it can reach a wider audience. “I want them to feel that they’re embraced,” she said. “And that they’re needed and their voices are important.”

See the full “Faces of Pride” list from USA Today here.

Written by Audrey Pitcher

Audrey Pitcher is a Media and Communications Studies major at Ursinus College. Ve is a board member of the Ursinus Gender and Sexuality Alliance. Ve also works as a writing fellow in the Center for Writing and Speaking, where ve helps fellow students improve their writing skills. Audrey was recently featured at Ursinus' Celebration Of Student Achievement for an essay on the mapping of femininity onto gay men in late 20th century theater.


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