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InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast

InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, powered by InterPride, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community! InterPod, powered by InterPride, is hosted by Michelle Meow, who brings on guests from all over the world to broaden the audience's understanding of queer, trans, and Pride culture and politics, to surprise and delight listeners with unexpected points of view, and to invite listeners into a vibrant conversation about the issues that are animating the global LGBTQIA+ communities. 

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Colorism Worldwide
Introducing InterPod: The Global Voices of Pride Podcast | Episode 44 — Colorism Worldwide.Discover the power of community support with InterPod, the InterPride podcast series that unites the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide.The LGBTQIA+ community has made remarkable strides in the ongoing battle for acceptance and visibility. At InterPod, we believe in amplifying these voices and ensuring they resonate far and wide. Join us as we shed light on the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have dedicated decades to fighting for their right to be seen and heard.About Episode 44Guest host and InterPride Board Vice President Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion, Richard Brethour-Bell, and Vice President of Global Outreach and Partnership Management, Nicholas Rodriguez, discuss their experiences with colorism worldwide.Learn more about Richard and Nicholas by visiting interpride.org/ourpeople.--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
23:17 12/5/23
Fighting For Visibility As A Trans Person
Introducing InterPod: The Global Voices of Pride Podcast | Episode 43 — Fighting For Visibility As A Trans Person.Discover the power of community support with InterPod, the InterPride podcast series that unites the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide.The LGBTQIA+ community has made remarkable strides in the ongoing battle for acceptance and visibility. At InterPod, we believe in amplifying these voices and ensuring they resonate far and wide. Join us as we shed light on the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have dedicated decades to fighting for their right to be seen and heard.About Episode 43Zooey Zephyr (she/her) is the first trans woman to be elected to the Montana State Legislature, representing HD100. She shares her experience and the fight for visibility.About ZooeyZooey Zephyr is a progressive, bisexual trans woman, and the current state representative for Montana’s 100th House districtZephyr has spent much of her adult life working as a public employee for the University of Montana, as well as working as a community advocate. She has worked to help university programs integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into their faculty requirements, and has worked with the city of Missoula, Montana to draft human rights legislation tailored towards making justice more accessible to people who have been discriminated against.As a representative, she fights for human rights — from voting rights to trans rights to working towards dismantling the cruelties of the prison-industrial complex. She also works to address what she sees as four of the big, interconnected areas where Montana is failing to adequately help its residents: housing inequality, health care, infrastructure, and climate change.Support the Show.
26:34 11/15/23
Drag Performers Under Attack
Introducing InterPod: The Global Voices of Pride Podcast | Episode 42 — Drag Performers Under Attack.Discover the power of community support with InterPod, the InterPride podcast series that unites the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide.The LGBTQIA+ community has made remarkable strides in the ongoing battle for acceptance and visibility. At InterPod, we believe in amplifying these voices and ensuring they resonate far and wide. Join us as we shed light on the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have dedicated decades to fighting for their right to be seen and heard.About Episode 42About Todd Hotty (he/they)Todd Hotty (he/they) is half human, half hotty. He started drag professionally as a member of the Little City Kings in 2006. He sets hearts on fire throughout various locales in Northern California and Nevada. He is the Imperial Crown Prince of San Francisco 2023 and is a proud founding Father of the Haus of Hotty.Todd believes that you have to love the many versions of yourself so that you can love others! Catch his next performances by checking out his Instagram @Todd.Hotty.About Cotton TheAct Hotty (he/they)Cotton TheAct Hotty (he/they) is a campy comedy drag king who knows how to carry a tune! As the founding brother of the Haus of Hotty, Cotton comes in flaming, looking to inspire others with his smoking charm. From hosting a weekly Drag Brunch for a residency at Hard Rock Casino South Lake Tahoe to producing numerous shows, he loves philanthropy and variety.Cotton is the fabric of our lives between his touch and his feel.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride) | Instagram | Threads | TikTok | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Twitch | Eventbrite  | Mastodon.Social | Universeodon.com--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
24:24 9/30/23
Florida's Anti-Trans Legislation
Introducing InterPod: The Global Voices of Pride Podcast | Episode 41— Florida’s Anti-Trans Legislation.Discover the power of community support with InterPod, the InterPride podcast series that unites the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide.The LGBTQIA+ community has made remarkable strides in the ongoing battle for acceptance and visibility. At InterPod, we believe in amplifying these voices and ensuring they resonate far and wide. Join us as we shed light on the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have dedicated decades to fighting for their right to be seen and heard.About Episode 41Legislation targeting our trans community continues in the State of Florida. Listen in as we talk with Nathan Bruemmer about the impact and ongoing efforts to fight back!About Nathan Bruemmer (he/him/his)Nathan Bruemmer is the former Executive Director of ALSO Youth in Sarasota, FL — a community center focusing on outreach, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ youth. He is a recent graduate of Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of Stetson Law’s Trial Team, Dispute Resolution Board, and Journal of Advocacy and the Law. Nathan is a Florida native, a graduate of the University of South Florida and a former teacher in Hillsborough County. He has worked as a consultant, educator and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth, the transgender community, and those impacted by food and housing insecurity.Nathan was named one of the Tampa Bay Area’s “Most Remarkable People” in 2018 by Watermark Media. The Tampa Bay Business Journal presented him with the Business of Pride “Outstanding Voice Award” for his advocacy work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community in 2017.Nathan currently serves as the President and acting Executive Director of St Pete Pride. He also serves on the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Council of Diversity and Inclusion, the TransAction Florida Advisory Council, and the Board of Directors for the Rainbow Housing Coalition.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride) | Instagram | Threads | TikTok | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Twitch | Eventbrite | Mastodon.Social | Universeodon.com--- Support this podcast: Support the Show.
21:59 9/6/23
The Elephant in the Room Series | Part Two with Kenita Placide
The InterPride podcast series, ⁠InterPod⁠, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 40th episode, The Elephant in the Room Series | Part Two with Kenita Placide, with series host Richard Brethour-Bell, Vice President, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion | Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee | Coordinator, Racism & Oppression Awareness Program (ROAP) at InterPride.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 40In this episode, we’re proud to feature part two of the “Elephant in the Room” series as part of our Racism & Oppression Awareness Program (ROAP). Let’s address all forms of oppression in our community, including anti-Blackness and racism.About Our Guest SpeakerKenita Placide (they/them)Kenita Placide is a nonbinary native of the island/country of Saint Lucia. They are the Founder and Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality(ECADE). They are social justice and human rights advocates with a specific focus on Health and HIV, women’s rights, LGBT rights, youth, and climate change. They have advocated HIV and human rights, including women, youth, and LGBTI issues, for over 16 years and have worn many hats to bring attention and funding to the smaller islands in the eastern part of the Caribbean. ECADE is an independent umbrella organization, including organizations operating in the small islands in the eastern Caribbean from the Virgin Islands down to Grenada. They are the founder and organizer of the only Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference from 2013 to the present.About Our Series HostRichard Brethour-Bell (he/him)Richard Brethour-Bell (Vice President, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion | Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee | Coordinator, Racism & Oppression Awareness Program at InterPride) was raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. At age 12, he became one of the few inner-city students chosen to attend school in the affluent West San Fernando Valley of L.A. County. After graduating high school, Richard could not afford to attend college. However, the dream of becoming a college graduate never left him. After struggling with his sexuality for decades, Richard began to live his authentic life in his 30s. He met his partner James Brethour in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2008, and the two married in James’ native Toronto, Canada, in 2010. They now live in Los Alamos, NM. The moment Richard accepted his truth, he began to fight for equality. He spoke before the New Mexico State Senate, demanding the right to marry after witnessing friends lose their homes and financial security when a partner died. He joined the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance (HRA), the organization that produces Santa Fe Pride and became president. In addition to leading the HRA, Richard has served as Region 3 director, CAPI VP, and WorldPride Co-Chair. Richard and James started a small business, and Richard completed college, earned a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, received a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Disabilities (LEND) fellowship, and is now in the process of completing a Special Education Teaching certification. As V.P. of AcceSupport the Show.
15:13 7/28/23
Taiwan After Marriage Equality
Introducing InterPod: The Global Voices of Pride Podcast | Episode 39 — Taiwan After Marriage Equality.Discover the power of community support with InterPod, the InterPride podcast series that unites the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide.The LGBTQIA+ community has made remarkable strides in the ongoing battle for acceptance and visibility. At InterPod, we believe in amplifying these voices and ensuring they resonate far and wide. Join us as we shed light on the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have dedicated decades to fighting for their right to be seen and heard.About Episode 39Taiwan became the first Asian country to pass marriage equality back in 2019. We discuss with members of Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association 台灣同志諮詢熱線協會, the first official LGBTQIA+ organization in the country, what Taiwan is like now towards LGBTQIA+ rights.About Sean Sih-Cheng Du (he/him)Sean Sih-Cheng Du, Secretary-General, Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBTQ+) Hotline Association Sean joined Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBTQ+) Hotline Association in 2002 as a volunteer and has been since actively involved in the work on gender education and HIV prevention. He became Hotline's Director of Policy Advocacy in 2011 and the Secretary-General in 2021. His work includes gay men’s sexual health, workplace equality, and international affairs. He was a board member of the Taiwan Equality Campaign and a member of the Taipei City Committee of Gender Equality. About Mei-Ying Juan (she/her)Mei-Ying Juan, Director of Marketing, Taiwan Tongzhi (LGBTQ+) Hotline Association Mei-Ying formerly gained experience as a social worker in sexual violence and HIV/AIDS. She is the first straight employee in Hotline as the Director of Marketing since 2015, and now she is responsible for telephone consultation service, connecting social movements aiming to publicize LGBTQ+ activities and workplace equality.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch | Mastodon.Social | Universeodon.com--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
09:40 6/20/23
Mpox & Pride 2023
Introducing InterPod: The Global Voices of Pride Podcast | Episode 38 — Mpox & Pride 2023 with Dr. Demetre C. Daskalakis and Dr. Nikki Romanik.Discover the power of community support with InterPod, the InterPride podcast series that unites the LGBTQIA+ community worldwide. The LGBTQIA+ community has made remarkable strides in the ongoing battle for acceptance and visibility. At InterPod, we believe in amplifying these voices and ensuring they resonate far and wide. Join us as we shed light on the tireless efforts of LGBTQIA+ individuals who have dedicated decades to fighting for their right to be seen and heard.About Episode 38Our latest episode is focused on Pride 2023, which means we’ll gather in large crowds or participate in activities in which we should have an “anti-body” plan. We speak to Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Dr. Nikki Romanik about the current status of Mpox.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch | Mastodon.Social | Universeodon.com--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
27:39 6/14/23
Calling In The Community To Save A Pride Organization From Challenging Times
The InterPride podcast series, ⁠InterPod⁠, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 37th episode, Calling In The Community To Save A Pride Organization From Challenging Times with Fernando Zweifach Lopez, (them/them/theirs), Executive Director of San Diego Pride.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 37Hear from Fernando Lopez, their journey coming out, and how they transformed San Diego Pride! About Our Guest SpeakerFernando Zweifach Lopez (them/them/theirs)Fernando Z. Lopez, the Executive Director for San Diego LGBT Pride, moved to San Diego in 1999 as a homeless youth and has since become a prominent LGBT community leader through their work with organizations such as Equality California and Marriage Equality USA, advocating for the rights of LGBT individuals, couples, and families.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium  | Twitch | Mastodon.Social | Universeodon.com--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
20:13 5/27/23
The Elephant in the Room Series | Part One with Mino Likwasi
The InterPride podcast series, ⁠InterPod⁠, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 36th episode, The Elephant in the Room Series | Part One with Mino Likwasi, with series host Richard Brethour-Bell, Vice President, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion | Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee | Coordinator, Racism & Oppression Awareness Program (ROAP) at InterPride.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 36On this IDAHOBIT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia, and Transphobia, we’re proud to feature the first episode of the “Elephant in the Room” series as part of our Racism & Oppression Awareness Program (ROAP). Let’s address all forms of oppression in our community, including anti-Blackness and racism.About Our Guest SpeakerMino Likwasi (they/them)Mino Likwasi is a Zambian queer activist who co-founded the Women’s Alliance for Equality (WAFE). When Mino and their colleague noticed that visibility and interventions were mostly targeted at gay men, they decided to form WAFE, which aims to create a space for LBQ voices to be amplified within the broader LGBTQIA+ movement in Zambia. Along with being the co-founder of WAFE, Mino is also a trustee of The Other Foundation.About Our Series HostRichard Brethour-Bell (he/him)Richard Brethour-Bell (Vice President, Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion | Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee | Coordinator, Racism & Oppression Awareness Program at InterPride) was raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. At age 12, he became one of the few inner-city students chosen to attend school in the affluent West San Fernando Valley of L.A. County. After graduating high school, Richard could not afford to attend college. However, the dream of becoming a college graduate never left him. After struggling with his sexuality for decades, Richard began to live his authentic life in his 30s. He met his partner James Brethour in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2008, and the two married in James’ native Toronto, Canada, in 2010. They now live in Los Alamos, NM. The moment Richard accepted his truth, he began to fight for equality. He spoke before the New Mexico State Senate, demanding the right to marry after witnessing friends lose their homes and financial security when a partner died. He joined the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance (HRA), the organization that produces Santa Fe Pride and became president. The organization created an LGBT+ Presidential Scholarship for the local community college.In addition to leading the HRA, Richard has served as Region 3 director, CAPI VP, and WorldPride Co-Chair. Richard and James started a small business, and Richard completed college, earned a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, received a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Disabilities (LEND) fellowship, and is now in the process of completing a Special Education Teaching certification. As V.P. of Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion, I will continue to promote equality and equity to continue the evolution of InterPride. We’ve made strides, but now is not the time to rest on our laurels and continue striving for growth, inclusion, and accessibSupport the Show.
13:55 5/17/23
TDoV, with Jannat Ali
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 35th episode, TDoV, with Jannat Ali.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 35Guest Speaker: Jannat Ali (she/her)We recognize Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV) by speaking to one of our own, Jannat Ali, Co-Chair, GAC Board Member, Co-Chair, Human Rights & Diversity. We talked to Jannat during Sydney WorldPride 2023 about what she wanted the community to take away from the Human Rights Conference: the success of passing a pro-LGBTQIA+ bill, especially from a country like Pakistan, and how she’s handling anti-Trans attacks.Listen in as we hear from Jannat Ali from Pakistan!About Jannat Ali (she/her)Jannat Ali is an MBA Gold Medalist, Transgender Artivist (Artist + Activist), and the Executive Director of a Community-Based Organization, Track-T. She is a TEDx motivational speaker, World Economic Forum Member, Global Trainer, and Change Mentor. Her work includes community capacity development, sensitization of civil society and institutions, advocacy, and trans healthcare. She is the founder of the Trans Pride March in Pakistan and has contributed immensely to the Legislation for the Protection of Trans Rights. Currently, she hosts a show, “Journey with Jannat.” Recently serving as the first Transgender Lecturer in Punjab at UMT (University of Management and Technology). She has traveled to and represented in more than 37 countries through her performance motivational speaker, panelist, trainer, ambassador, and Co-Chair of the Human Rights & Diversity Committee with InterPride. She is also Global Advisory Board Member at Dignity Network Canada.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium Support the Show.
12:47 3/31/23
Uganda LGBTQIA+ Community Fighting For Their Lives
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 34th episode, Uganda LGBTQIA+ Community Fighting For Their Lives.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 34Guest Speaker: Steven Muleme (he/him)Uganda has approved some of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws, making homosexual acts punishable by death and imposing up to 20 years in prison for people identifying as LGBTQIA+. Our guest speaker, Steven Muleme (he/him), is a gay Ugandan LGBTQIA+ advocate, founder, and director of an organization called Visual Echoes for Human Rights Advocacy (VEHRA), founded in 2017. The organization brings together some of Uganda's most marginalized LGBTQIA+ community members to connect through sport, art, and economic empowerment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Industrial art and design from Nkumba University. Steven is also the Illustrator for UHAI EASHRI. He holds certificates in HIV/AIDS prevention and training for the LGBTQIA+ community and a project planning and management certificate from Arrow Empirical Research & Skills Enhancement Co.Ltd Makerere University.Listen in as we hear from Steven on the situation in Uganda. Humanitarian Aid Fund in Support of Uganda LGBTQIA+ Community MembersOur #ChosenFamily needs us; they are being hunted down, arrested, and could be sentenced to death if we don't help them. InterPride has launched a dedicated fundraising campaign to help support our community members in Uganda to seek shelter during this dangerous time. CLICK HERE to contribute and support our fellow LGBTQIA+ community members today.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch | Mastodon.Social | Universeodon.com Support the Show.
16:27 3/27/23
Russian Invasion in Ukraine, Belgrade Pride, why we have no choice but to continue the work
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 33rd episode, Russian Invasion in Ukraine, Belgrade Pride, why we have no choice but to continue the work!The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 33Guest Speaker: Kristine Garina (she/her)Kristine is a human rights activist with experience in organizing Prides in hostile and homophobic environments and has a vast experience in the security of Prides and human rights defenders in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet states.Kristine was a co-chair of EuroPride 2015 in Riga. Kristine, one of the founders of MOZAIKA, has been on the organization’s board since 2006.She has held the position of chair of Mozaika’s board for several years. She joined the Board of EPOA in 2013 and was elected President in 2015.Follow Kristine on Twitter @KristineGarinaWant to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
22:40 1/31/23
InterPod 2022 Highlights!
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 32nd episode, InterPod 2022 Highlights!The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 32This episode includes a brief summary of LGBTQIA+ voices from 2022 in Ukraine, Vietnam, and Qatar and the importance of Transgender Day of Visibility.Want to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
12:05 1/4/23
What Do LGBTQIA+ Youths Need Today?
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 31st episode, What Do LGBTQIA+ Youths Need Today?The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 31As 2022 comes to an end, we realize that much has transpired, and the impacts of some of the world’s heaviest issues have affected us in many ways, especially our youths. We speak to youth activist Graham Robertson about what LGBTQIA+ youths need today.About Graham Robertson (he/him)Graham Robertson (he/him) is a researcher, speaker, and activist from Toronto, Canada. He takes an anti-racist and youth-focused approach to his work, including with Canadian 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations such as Egale, the Get REAL Movement, and Dignity Network Canada. Graham has presented at national and international 2SLGBTQIA+ conferences, such as the Canada Pride Human Rights Conference and the InterPride World Conference. Graham has a master’s degree in Human Rights and Politics from the London School of Economics, where his research focused on advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ rights through foreign policy and international assistance.Listen in as we hear from Graham Robertson!Follow Graham on Twitter and InstagramWant to contribute as a guest?Visit www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
14:48 12/28/22
TDoR 2022 | White Privilege, Racism, and Trans Leadership
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 29th episode, TDoR 2022 | White Privilege, Racism, and Trans Leadership.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 29In this episode, we talk with Suzanne Ford (she/her), the interim Executive Director of San Francisco Pride, about Trans Day of Remembrance, white privilege, racism, and trans leadership.About Suzanne Ford (she/her)San Francisco Pride’s Interim Executive Director is Suzanne Ford (she/her). She is the first trans woman to hold the position in the history of San Francisco Pride and a fierce activist working toward equal rights for the trans community. Suzanne lives in the SF Bay area with her wife, Beverly, and son, Daniel. She is available to speak to groups or employers about trans issues and her experience facing the world as a trans woman.Follow San Francisco Pride on Instagram | Twitter | FacebookListen in as we hear from Suzanne Ford!Special Edition From 2021 TDoR InterPod: ShaGasyia “Shea” DiamondShea Diamond is an American singer, songwriter, and transgender rights, activist. Her music is chiefly soul and R&B and includes elements of blues, rock, hip-hop, and folk.Follow Shea on Instagram | Twitter | FacebookWant to contribute as a guest? Visit https://www.interpride.org/podcastcontributor.  Follow InterPride on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- SupporSupport the Show.
17:00 11/20/22
The World Cup, Qatar, and LGBTQIA+ Rights
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 28th episode, The World Cup, Qatar, and LGBTQIA+ Rights.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 28In this episode, we discuss The World Cup, Qatar, and LGBTQIA+ Rights with Dr. Nas Mohamed (they/them).FIFA will bring the World Cup to Qatar, attracting millions of fans from around the world. Leaders and corporations have vowed that LGBTQIA+ people are welcomed and will be safe in the country, despite lacking legal protections for LGBTQIA+ people.About Dr. Nas Mohamed (they/them)Since coming out, Dr. Nas has been involved with a very extensive international campaign. He is connected to the larger LGBT community in Qatar and has been working with Amnesty International, the human rights watch, and the international lesbian and gay association to get some accurate reflections and reports on country conditions for LGBT Qataris. This is time sensitive because this is the first time LGBT rights in Qatar are being discussed and there are no reports of what has been happening on the grounds. Qatar's PR and marketing are projecting a tolerant approach, which is quite different from the reality on the ground. There are plans to retaliate post the World Cup locally and support is needed. Dr. Nas is opening the first nonprofit organization, Alwan Foundation, to keep advocating for the cause.Follow Dr. Nas on Instagram | Facebook | TwitterListen in as we hear from Dr. Nas Mohamed!News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast:Support the Show.
22:40 11/3/22
About InterPride's Upcoming World Conference 2022, Hosted In Guadalajara, Mexico
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 27th episode, About InterPride's Upcoming World Conference 2022, Hosted In Guadalajara, Mexico.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 27In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Annual General Meeting & World Conference hosted in Guadalajara, Mexico! Learn more about the conference at www.interpride.org/conference. About Andrea Covarrubias (she/her)Andrea is the marketing, communications, and PR coordinator for the Guadalajara Pride and CEO of PuroMole Creative Agency, which works hand in hand with Guadalajara Pride. With more than 12 years of social media experience and more than 15 years of film production and advertising.Listen in as we hear from Andrea Covarrubias!News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
15:57 10/7/22
Vietnam Sets New Healthcare Standard: LGBTQIA+ Is NOT A Disease
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 26th episode, Vietnam Sets New Healthcare Standard: LGBTQIA+ Is NOT A Disease.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 26In this episode, we discuss the new change and its impact on the LGBTQIA+ community in Vietnam, especially regarding conversion therapy.About Phong Vuong (he/him)Phong Vuong is currently working as the LGBTI Rights Program Manager at the Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), a local NGO working to advance human rights in Vietnam, focusing on LGBTI issues. Phong aims to build independent, sustainable, and community-led movements through creating new knowledge, empowering individuals and community organizations, and amplifying their voices to stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Phong has been engaged with the LGBTI movement in Vietnam since 2016 through advocacy and social campaigns for topics such as depathologization, same-sex marriage (the Law on Marriage and Family), and legal gender recognition (the Civil Code), and has led iSEE’s work on Marriage Equality in Vietnam since 2019.Listen in as we hear from Phong Vuong!News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update Provided By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
22:46 9/29/22
Afghanistan: The Impact On LGBTQIA+ Afghans One Year Later
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 25th episode, Afghanistan: The Impact On LGBTQIA+ Afghans One Year Later.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 25One year after the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, we hear from Ozlam and the radical changes that have unfolded since the Taliban regained control.About Ozlam (she/her/hers)Ozlam, the organizer of the protest in Pakistan for LGBTQIA+ Afghans, is the advocacy officer for the organization Roshaniya.She is considered one of the bravest Transgender activists alive today and the Malala of Afghanistan — as she emerges as an icon for LGBTQIA+ Afghans and LGBTQIA+ youth in Islamic countries and beyond.Ozlam has mobilized dozens of brave LGBTQIA+ Afghan activists to show up and fight for their right to live and be free.Her interview is translated by Sohil — photographer and videographer for Roshaniya.News ContributorGlobal LGBTQIA+ News Update Provided By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
25:18 9/2/22
Hong Kong: Suppression Disguised as Security
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 24th episode, Hong Kong: Suppression Disguised as Security.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 24In 2020, China introduced new national security laws in response to mass pro-democracy protests.The law criminalizes any acts of secession (breaking away from the country), subversion: undermining the power of authority of the central government, terrorism (using violence or intimidation against people, and collusion with foreign or external forces.Our speaker is Jerome Yau, co-founder of Hong Kong Marriage Equality. He joins us about how the national security law has affected the movement for marriage equality in Hong Kong.About Jerome Yau (he/him)Jerome has broad experience in the NGO sector as a communicator and strategist. A champion of equality, he is actively involved in LGBT+ rights advocacy. He was the brainchild behind policy formation at Pink Alliance, and in 2019 he co-founded Hong Kong Marriage Equality. In addition, he has served on the board of AIDS Concern since 2014.Listen in as we hear from Jerome Yau!Global LGBTQIA+ News Update Provided By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
19:19 8/23/22
Turkey: Pride Denied - Freedom of Assembly, Speech, and Expression
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 23rd episode, Turkey: Pride Denied — Freedom of Assembly, Speech, and Expression.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.About Episode 23According to Human Rights Watch, an unprecedented number of young people were arrested and detained by Turkish police at this year’s Pride festivities.It was cited as a security risk and the need to maintain public order by local authorities who had banned the march. Protests and Pride events were held throughout the country, including Istanbul’s 30th annual celebration.We’re joined by Ilgin & Ozan, two young activists and students from QueerAnka, to talk about what’s happening in Turkey.Listen in as we hear from Ilgin & Ozan!SpeakersIlgin (he/him)My name is Ilgın, and my pronouns are he/him. I am a student and a member of the QueerAnka student club.Ozan (he/him)I am Ozan, and my pronouns are he/him. I graduated from the Ankara University Department of Radio, Television, and Cinema and am a member of the QueerAnka Student Club.Global LGBTQIA+ News Update Provided By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
28:28 8/3/22
Thailand: Freedom Of Expression & LGBTQIA+
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 22nd episode, Thailand: Freedom Of Expression & LGBTQIA+.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.In this episode, we speak with Chumaporn "Waaddao" Taengkliang (she/her/they/them), the leader of the Feminist Liberation Front in Thailand. While globally, Thailand is considered an inclusive country for LGBTQIA+ communities and tourists, those living here struggle for equal rights as courts continue to postpone rulings in a groundbreaking LGBTQIA+ marriage equality case.Listen in as we hear from Chumaporn "Waaddao" Taengkliang!Global LGBTQIA+ News Update Provided By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
16:54 7/27/22
Trans Youth Under Attack: Alabama Doctor Speaks Out Against Recent Hateful Bills
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 21st episode, Trans Youth Under Attack: Alabama Doctor Speaks Out Against Recent Hateful Bills.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.In this episode, we speak with Dr. Morissa Ladinsky (she/her), Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Lead Youth Multidisciplinary Gender Team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, about how two of Alabama’s harmful bills dangerously affect transgender, gender diverse, and expansive youths.Listen in as we hear from Dr. Morissa Ladinsky!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
18:14 6/21/22
Namibia: The Fight For Marriage Equality
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community is proud to launch our 20th episode, Namibia: The Fight For Marriage Equality.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.In this episode, we speak with Daniel Dighashu (he/him) about the fight for marriage equality in Namibia. South African Daniel Digashu and his Namibian husband Johann Potgieter, who have a son Lucas, sued the Namibian government to have their South African marriage recognized by the state. The decision ruled against their family, stating that Namibia does not recognize same-sex marriage due to a previous Supreme Court ruling.Listen in as we hear from Daniel Dighashu!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
14:25 6/16/22
IDAHOBIT: Discrimination & Hate In Latin America
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 19th episode, IDAHOBIT: Discrimination & Hate In Latin America.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.In honor of IDAHOBIT, we speak with Ana Andrade (she/her), Senior Campaign Manager, All Out (Latin America). Ana will discuss the discrimination and hate the LGBTQIA+ community faces in Latin America.Listen in as we hear from Ana Andrade, Senior Campaign Manager, All Out!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
20:04 5/31/22
IDAHOBIT: "Don't Say Gay" Bill In Florida
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 18th episode, IDAHOBIT: "Don't Say Gay" Bill In Florida.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.In honor of IDAHOBIT, we speak with Nadine Smith (she/her), Executive Director of Equality Florida. Nadine leads the state's largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.An award-winning journalist turned organizer, Nadine was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington. She was part of the historic meeting between then-President Clinton - the first Oval Office meeting between a sitting President and LGBTQIA+ community leaders. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization. She is a Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee and served on President Obama's National Finance Committee.Nadine has been named one of the state's "Most Powerful and Influential Women" by the Florida Diversity Council. She has received the League of Women Voters' Woman of Distinction Award, in 2018 was named one of the 100 Most Influential Floridians by Influence Magazine, and in 2022, was recognized in the TIME100, Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She currently serves as chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee.Listen in as we hear from Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
36:17 5/28/22
IDAHOBIT: Transgender Equality In Hong Kong
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 17th episode, IDAHOBIT: Transgender Equality In Hong Kong, with Henry Tse (he/him).The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.In honor of IDAHOBIT, we speak to Henry Tse, founder of Transgender Equality of Hong Kong. He is the lead plaintiff in a case hoping to change the gender identity marker laws in Hong Kong, which currently require all gender diverse individuals to go through gender reassignment surgery before changing their gender identity on ids.Listen in as we hear from the Founder and Executive Director of Transgender Equality, Hong Kong, Henry Tse!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
23:26 5/25/22
Lesbian Visibility Week: InterPride Co-Founder Marsha H. Levine
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 16th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: InterPride Co-Founder Marsha Levine.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.Marsha H. Levine has been a Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, first serving on the Boston Lesbian/Gay Pride Committee and then joining the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and Celebration Committee, Inc., immediately upon moving there in 1985.Marsha currently serves as one of four of InterPride’s Vice Presidents of Global Outreach and Partnership Management and the Co-President of USAP (United States Association of Prides). She is recognized as the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.).Listen in as we hear from InterPride Co-Founder Marsha H. Levine!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
17:57 5/1/22
Lesbian Visibility Week: Pat Tietgens and Michelle Zhang
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 15th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: Pat Tietgens and Michelle Zhang.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.Pat Tietgens and Michelle Zhang share their love story as a lesbian Chinese American immigrant couple.Michelle Zhang was born and raised in China, where she practiced law for nearly ten years. Michelle met her American wife Pat at a lesbian bar in Southwest China in 2012. Pat Tietgens was born and raised in San Jose, California, and she worked for the University of Washington in China, where she lived for nearly seven years. Michelle and Pat share a passion for cross-border and cross-cultural LGBTQ advocacy and community work. Thanks to marriage equality in the US, they were legally married in San Francisco in 2016. Before leaving China, they held a uniquely open wedding ceremony to help raise awareness, and 150,000 people watched live across mainland China. This bold decision was the subject of multiple articles and a short film that reached over 5 million viewers in China. Michelle continues her passion for representation and belonging as the founder of a nonprofit called Society of Heart’s Delight. Pat serves on the LGBTQ PAC Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee board. Michelle and Pat are small business owners who run an event/consulting business in the Bay Area. Listen in as we hear from Michelle Zhang!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/interpod/supportSupport the Show.
32:12 5/1/22
Lesbian Visibility Week: Victoria Kolakowski American Judge
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 14th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: Victoria Kolakowski American Judge.The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.Victoria Kolakowski (born August 29, 1961, in Queens, New York) is an American lawyer who has served as a judge of the Alameda County Superior Court since January 2011. She is married with two children. Kolakowski is the first openly transgender person to serve as a trial court judge of general jurisdiction in the United States, be elected to a judgeship, and serve as any type of judge in California. She is also the first openly transgender person to be elected to a judgeship in the state of California.Kolakowski worked as an administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission for four years before she was elected to the position on November 2, 2010, with 51 percent of the vote to her opponent’s 48 percent.During the years 1996 to 2000, she served as co-chair of the Bay Area Transgender Law Association. The National Association of Women Judges has been a part of her professional life since 2006.Kolakowski served as president of the International Association of LGBT Judges from 2015 to 2017, making her the first transgender person to hold the position in the organization’s history.A Christian, Kolakowski is a retired ordained preacher from the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Protestant Christian group.Listen in as we hear from trans lesbian Judge Victoria Kolakowski!Follow us on social media:Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride)Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch--- Support this podcast: Support the Show.
22:25 4/28/22