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This month we pay tribute to Bay Area LGBTQ activist Ken Jones, who passed away last month at the age of 70. Ken was instrumental in desegregating the LGBTQ community in the 1970’s. He worked with Gilbert Baker to literally make the first rainbow flag and he continued his life of activism until he died serving on boards and speaking out for equalit…
 
This year’s Creating Change Conference is going virtual and we will be attending for the first time. This annual conference prepares LGBTQ+ activists to lead our movement and on our show this month we will talk with conference organizers about the goals and hopes for this year’s program. Creating Change takes place January 28 through 31. You can at…
 
As our world struggles to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the AIDS pandemic continues without a cure. December 1st is World AIDS Day and this month we talk with staff leaders at Face to Face to learn the latest about HIV prevention and treatment. We will also hear how those living with HIV here locally are fairing against the threat of CV-19. December…
 
Last week the F.B.I. released the statistics for reported hate crimes in 2019. It’s not surprising that the numbers have increased including an 18% increase in hate crimes targeting transgender people. Forbes magazine also reported this month that the total number of transgender people murdered so far in 2019 has already exceeded the total number r…
 
October is LGBTQ history month and the time each year when we remember the significant events that have shaped our lives and experience. October 11 was National Coming Out Day and while you may wonder if people still today struggle with coming out, please know they do. LGBTQ people young and old continue to face great adversity and this is only mad…
 
This month we continued our two-part series looking at discrimination and racism in law enforcement. Our guest is Dale Peters, producer and host of “Black In Blue” – an online show about people of color who work in law enforcement. As an African American man working in law enforcement in Southern California, he has experienced first hand discrimina…
 
While the nation is calling for police reform, many public safety agencies are struggling with not only public outcry, but how to deal with the CV-19 health emergency, recruitment and mental health. For LGBTQ+ members of police and fire agencies, these issues can be overwhelming. This month we start a two-part series first with Julie Callahan, foun…
 
Last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+ people could not be fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But the fight for employment protection started almost 70 years before. This month we talk with Eric Cervini about his new book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America.” A federal worker, Frank Kameny…
 
Happy Pride! This month we talk with investigative reporter and author Frederic Martel from his home in Paris, France about his book, “In The Closet Of The Vatican.” For over 5 years, Mr. Martel conducted interviews with some of highest ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church about a hidden culture of homosexuality and hypocrisy that exists at…
 
Scott Lowell is the actor who played Ted Schmidt on the ground-breaking Show Time series, Queer As Folk. The series premiered 20 years ago now and this month Scott produced a 4+ hour reunion of the cast and crew as a fundraiser for CenterLink, an organization that supports local LGBT centers around the United States. We talked with Scott about his …
 
This month we continued our coverage of how the corona virus is impacting the LGBTQ community. Cathy Renna, from InterPride, shared information about the Global Pride celebration being planned for June 27 online. We shared 2 weekly messages from local activist Cleve Jones and heard from the assistant editor of the Bay Area Reporter, Matthew Bajko a…
 
We broke from our usual programming to provide special team coverage of the corona virus emergency here in Sonoma County and talked about how it is impacting LGBTQ organizations and people. Greg Miraglia and Gary Carnivele talk with Sara Brewer from Face to Face and discussed current news related to the pandemic. Learn More Sonoma County Health Ser…
 
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