Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tonight's show - National Equality March and next steps

On tonight's show, we'll hear from Cleve Jones, David Mixner, Kate Clinton and Staceyann Chin at the National Equality March, which took place on Sunday, October 11th in Washington, D.C. There will also be details about the grassroots movement that's grown out of the march: the Congressional District Campaign for equal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in grassroots radio through WORT's fund drive or, as some of us like to call it, the "fun drive." WORT 89.9 FM is a true community effort, with most of our budget coming from individual listeners. That's a contrast to commercial radio and even most public radio, which receives the bulk of its funding through corporate underwriting and grants. Because we receive most of our funding from our listeners and not from corporations or the government, we don't have to curb our enthusiasm for LGBT rights or pretend that homophobia and oppression are valid alternatives to equality and fairness. We hope you'll become part of WORT by pledging your support by calling 608-256-2001 or 1-866-899-WORT, or by pledging online at Tell them Queery sent you!

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