Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday show recap: LGBT youth, religion, weekend Equality Conference

Thanks for joining us on tonight's show. We're grateful for all the pledges that will help WORT 89.9 FM keep on delivering great radio 24-7. We exceeded our goal for the night's show!

Our show was packed tonight. First, we spoke with Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton about her efforts to support LGBT youth in Wisconsin.

We worked with WIDE-LP 99.1 FM, a low-power community radio station that broadcasts on Madison's southwest side, to air excerpts from a talk by Doleta Chapru called "Gay-Affirming Religious Groups: Good News for Human Rights.” She spoke this past Sunday to the Humanist Union of Madison, which meets monthly at Prairie Unitarian Church on Madison’s west side. Her full talk will air on WIDE-LP at 10 a.m. on March 22 or, if you're not in its listening area, you can listen to the speech after it broadcasts by going to the station's Web site.

We also spoke about the Equality Across America Midwest conference taking place this weekend in Chicago. It's called Unite+Fight: Strategizing for LGBTQ Civil Rights and Equality, and registration for the weekend is just $15. Presenters will include Lt. Dan Choi, prominent activist against Don't Ask Don't Tell; Staceyann Chin, Jamaican-born queer performance artist and poet; and Adam Bouska, photographer and creator of the NO H8 campaign.

To find out about carpooling from Madison, go to the "Carpool from Madison to the Equality Across America Midwest Conference!" Facebook page or call 608.446.0273.

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