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Archive for June, 2012

Queer Minded #12: Multicultural PRIDE/Shane Bitney Crone

Queer Minded is a new online talk radio show that I host featuring local and national LGBT news and entertainment. Airing Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. and podcasted at TalktainmentRadio.com! Visit Queer Minded on FacebookTwitter and YouTube

This week we packed the show with special guests! The top of the show featured our Black Pride Panel with Troy Harris (United Way of Central Ohio) and Aaron Riley (New Leaf Columbus), both from the Columbus Urban Pride planning committee, and Earl Fowlkes, President of the International Federation of Black Prides. We discuss Multicultural Pride events in Columbus and around the country and offer insight into the Black Pride Movement.

Our Queer News Break features an exclusive interview with Shane Bitney Crone, the man behind the viral video “It Could Happen To You,” telling the story of his partner, Tom, who tragically passed away suddenly, leaving Shane with no rights to Tom’s body or his assets. Tom’s bigoted family wouldn’t even let Shane attend the funeral. Now Shane is leading a national movement for gay marriage rights and the issues faced when a same-sex partner passes with his new organization Equal Love Equal Rights.

Listen to the full show at the link below:

http://www.talktainmentradio.com/podcasts/061112%20Queer%20Minded.mp3

Queer Minded #11: PRIDE 2012

Queer Minded is a new online talk radio show that I host featuring local and national LGBT news and entertainment. Airing Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. and podcasted at TalktainmentRadio.com! Visit Queer Minded on FacebookTwitter and YouTube

This week we kicked off our Pride 2012 Pride celebrations! We chat with Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus, about their plans for Columbus Pride 2012. The theme this year is Equality and Allies, honoring high profile allies in our community. Mayor Michael Coleman makes history as the first the time a sitting mayor has been the Pride Parade’s Grand Marshal.

Orie Givens, of Outlook Columbus, also joins us as this week’s guest host to discuss 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pride and we kiki it up about our sordid Pride pasts.

Listen to the full show at the link below:

http://www.talktainmentradio.com/podcasts/060412%20Queer%20Minded.mp3

The Other Side: Black Gay Pride – National movement makes way to Columbus

I’ve been commissioned by Outlook Columbus, Central Ohio’s premiere lgbt publication, to write a new monthly column titled “The Other Side” that will offer stories and detailed analysis about the plights faced by gay people of color. I’ll be posting an excerpt from the story here each month with a link to the full story on Outlook’s Web site. Please support those who support us! 

It’s a well-known fact to the readers of this magazine that Columbus hosts one of the Midwest’s largest Pride Festival each year. Yet a lesser-known fact is that in the minds of many LGBT people of color, it’s never quite lived up to expectations. The beautifully gay pomp and circumstance that takes over Columbus for two days each June has typically been void of culturally competent events geared towards the black gay community.

In an age where Black Pride has become nearly as popular as the mainstream festival in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington DC, Columbus has never quite had anything outside of a few well-planned bar raves to celebrate the national movement that is Black Pride each year.

Until now…

Finish this article at OutlookColumbus.com