Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tonight's Show: Prodigal Sons director and marriage equality demonstration

We enjoyed speaking with Kimberly Reed, director of the documentary Prodigal Sons, who grew up as Paul McKarrow in small-town Montana. The film follows Kimberly's reunion with her brother Mark after a long estrangement and their differing relationships with the past: Kimberly wants to forget her conflicted years as Paul; but to Mark, who suffered a brain injury in his early 20s, those years are often more vivid and real than the present.

Prodigal Sons has won numerous awards and was named the best documentary of 2009 by Curve magazine. The Queery crew gives it top honors, too. The film was released to DVD today and can be ordered here.

We also talked with Lessa Marty and Liam Manjon from LGBTI Equality Now, which is organizing a rally and march next week to protest the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-marriage equality group that is coming to Madison on Tuesday, July 27.

Participants will gather at Library Mall (the campus end of State Street) for speakers, including State Representative Mark Pocan, whose marriage to his partner Philip Frank in Canada is not recognized by the state of Wisconsin. They'll then march to the Capitol to greet the National Organization for Marriage at noon. The counter protest will go until about 1 p.m.

For more information. please go to the March for Marriage Equality Facebook page. There will be a sign-making party at noon on Sunday, July 25, at Outreach, 600 Williamson St.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Show summary

We hope you enjoyed tonight's show!

For more information about Outreach awards and events, call 255-8582 check out their Web site at Nominations must be received by August 1, 2010.

For more information about The Game Show Show and purchasing tickets, click here.

And highlights from our announcements:
  • Please join OPEN Madison, the professional LGBT network, as it celebrates summer aboard the Betty Lou next Wednesday, July 21st. Launch is promptly at 5:30 p.m. from the dock at Machinery Row. Please note that you will need to park at public access lots nearby rather than in the Sardine parking lot. To sign up, check out OPEN Madison on Facebook.
  • Queery is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the show. Whether you dream of being on air or playing a behind-the-scenes role, we have a place for you. Please call 256-2001 and ask for Glen or Molly, or email

Tonight's Show: The Game Show Show and Outreach Awards

Tonight on Queery, we’re talking with Tara Ayres of Stage Q and Michael Bruno of WhoopDeDoo Productions about their upcoming play, The Game Show Show. Rumor has it there will be a ticket give-away.

We’ll also be talking with Harry Straetz from Outreach about its upcoming awards banquet this fall and how you can nominate individuals, organizations and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to Madison ’s LGBT community in the past year.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Protest National Organization for Marriage Coming to Madison

If you follow us on Facebook, you may have already seen that several folks have been talking about being present when the inaptly named National Organization for Marriage, which is against marriage equality for committed adult couples, comes to Madison on July 27. The plans are coming together. Here's an email we received today from organizers:
Protest the Anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage in Madison!
Demand Full Equality for all LGBT people in Wisconsin and the United States!


Meet on Library Mall at the UW campus on July 27th at 11:00am

March begins at 11:30am to meet them at the Capitol when they get there at 12:00pm

The right wing anti-gay marriage NOM is doing a national bus tour this summer to promote so called "Traditional Marriage". As outrageous as this sounds, they have decided to come to Madison WI to spread their hatred of LGBT people on July 27th. This is a slap in the face to everyone who supports equality in Wisconsin, especially after the recent court decision to uphold the discriminatory marriage ban.

We are having a protest organizing meeting on July 10th at 10am at Michelangelo's Coffee Shop on State St to help build the protest. Hope to see you there.

Here is the Facebook event for the protest and the organizing meeting. Invite all you equality supporting friends!

And on an unrelated note, sorry it's been so long since our last post. The show has still been going strong - it's just that our Web maven has been overwhelmed for the past few months with a job change. (Like all the programmers at WORT, our Web maven is a volunteer and has work outside of Queery, alas.) We're hoping to get back to more regular posting so you can know what's going on in our community between shows, get more information on subjects we cover on air, and learn what topics we'll be covering. For example, we're already looking forward to next week's show, which will include a preview of The Game Show Show from WhoopDeDoo Productions and queer theater group StageQ.