SINCE RECORDING THIS HAPPENED IN TACOMA!!
EQ: Why is it important to recognize and/or celebrate Pride?
Guests: Cal-Jean Lloyd-Wagner, MS Language Arts teacher & Cat Melaunie, kindergarten teacher and previous guest on Ep. 22 That’s Pinteresting!)
We recorded this episode to celebrate Pride season. From funny coming out stories and a debate on how many rainbows is too many rainbows, we hope our listeners will learn a little more about how to support their LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors. Since we never shy away from complicated topics and work hard to think about the world intersectionality, we also dip into a discussion on what’s wonderful, challenging, and unique about being in an intergaycial relationship[ (that’s short for interracial & gay!).
Ways to support Pride this month:
Get rid of needlessly gendered language (try to be more neutral)
Newish Segment Champagne & Real Pain Sir Bacon or Tom Waits:
Champagne - we want to raise a glass/ pour one out for
Lisa Keating. Go support her campaign for Tacoma School Board.
The organizations doing real work to help queer youth, especially those who have been rejected by their families and need a safe place to land. Locally, we’d like to raise a glass to Oasis Youth Center and PFLAG in Tacoma. The Trevor Project is also doing amazing work in the way of LGBTQ+ youth suicide prevention.
Real Pain - we want to condemn these people & actions
Do Your Fudging Homework:
Annie: I never thought I’d say this, but consider patronizing the Cracker Barrel in Cleveland, Tennessee. The store recently rejected a request for a meeting space from a homophobic pastor who called for the execution of gay people. While Cracker Barrel is far from perfect, they’ve come a long way. Plus they have old timey candy and pretty good biscuits.
Hope: Support Lisa Keating for school board
Cat: My bday gift and send it inter-office mail
Cal-Jean: put up signage about being open and affirming to all families