Queer Voices

Queer Voices

Queer Voices, a weekly show and is dedicated to broadcasting news, concerns, and events as related to Houston's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. The goal of Queer Voices is to provide up to date information on the community's concerns that is currently not available from other local media outlets.

Episodes

June 12, 2021 57 min

Texas Legislative Nastiness -- Pose the TV Show and its Impact

Today on Queer Voices, We speak with Brad Pritchett and discuss the Texas state legislature and the multiple pieces of legislation filed against the transgender community. These bills were unsuccessful in the regular session but the Lieutenant Governor has lobbied for a special session to take up these bills. We discuss these and other bills that are being pushed in Aust...

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Texas State Legislature -- LGBT Senior Center

We discuss the Texas state legislature and the multiple pieces of legisation filed against the transgeder community. These bills were unsuccessful in the regular session but the Lieutenant Governor has lobbied for a special session to take up these bills. We discuss these and other bills that are being pushed in Austin.

GUEST: Andrew Edmonson 
 
We speak with Joseph Magallanes, Senior Servi...

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May 25, 2021 57 min

Trans murders in Texas -- Anna Eastman fights anti-trans legislation

We talk with local activist Diamond Stylz about the murder of Iris Santos. Santos, a 22-year-old Latina transgender woman killed in Houston, Texas, on April 23, 2021. Iris’ death is at least the 18th violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in 2021. We discuss her life and the rise in trans murders in Texas.

GUEST: Diamond Stylz
https://www.hrc...

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May 18, 2021 57 min

anti-trans bills in the Texas legislature -- Houston poet Robin Reagler

We discuss the activities of the Texas legislature and the current anti-trans legislation making its way through the state house. Andrew Edmonson is interviewed about the latest bills attacking the trans community in Texas.

GUEST: Andrew Edmonson
https://www.equalitytexas.org/legislative-bill-tracker/

Then, we speak with Houston poet Robin Reagler to discuss her l...

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April 27, 2021 57 min

Jonathan Estrada - Out Candidate for Pasadena City Council -- Author Adam-Michael James

Jonathan Estrada was born and raised in Pasadena by parents and grandparents who still live in the neighborhood and he is proud to call this city my home. He is running for Pasadena City Council District E to serve as an advocate for our community because he believes that investing in the district will bring value to the neighborhoods. Growing up...

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April 20, 2021 63 min

AIDS Drug Program Funding in Texas - Anti Trans Legislation

We speak with Januari Fox about the current Texas Legislative session and the threat to the ADAP (AIDS drug assistance program). We also discuss the general legislation that is being pushed forward in this session.

GUEST: Januari Fox
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2021/04/05/budget-crunch-for-texas-hiv-drug-program-creates-crisis-of-confidence

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April 13, 2021 58 min

Isabel Longoria - Harris County Elections Supervisor - Pride Project, Dr. Nathan Smith

We speak with Isabel Longoria about voting in Harris County. we speak about the progress made in 2020 and the ease of casting one's vote. Isabel was named the county's first ever Elections Supervisor.

GUEST: Isabel Longoria
https://communityimpact.com/houston/spring-klein/election/2020/11/18/isabel-longoria-sworn-in-as-harris-countys-first-...

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April 6, 2021 58 min

We speak with Emmy Award-winning director Chris McKim about his stunning new documentary about the life of the great American artist David Wojnarowicz. The New Yorker Magazine has praised the film as "wondrous, intimate, and often outrage-inspiring biographical portrait of the artist and his times." It is screening as part of Films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's virtual film series. Chris McKim helped create the ...

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March 30, 2021 58 min

We speak with new out general manager of KPFT, David Baes. We will discuss his background and his vision for KPFT. Baes is considering an improved music-based format. His goal is to not only freshen the station’s sound and make it more consistent, but also expand listener demographics to attract a younger audience that will sustain the station in the decades to come. Plans are underway for a more diverse, progressive playlist not f...

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March 20, 2021 58 min

We speak with Eddie Robinson from Houston Public Media who is creating a new program/podcast called "I See You". We speak about his new show and what he hopes to accomplish with this program. The show will air Saturdays at 1pm on Houston Public Media.

GUEST: Eddie Robinson
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/

Then, we speak with community activist Brandon Mack about Houston black history including notable people in the city wh...

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March 16, 2021 59 min

We speak with activist Shelley Kennedy about her work in the community, her run for city council and the work she did for the recent winter storm.

Guest: Shelley Kennedy

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March 9, 2021 58 min

We speak about the Equality Act currently in congress. The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.

GUEST: Andrew Edmonson
https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-equality-act

We speak with Dr. Jill Carroll about the upcoming Gender 10...

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February 16, 2021 56 min

John Huckaby aids foundation Houston AIDS walk during the pandemic Bree Fram trans military ban overturn
We speak with CEO john huckaby about the  AIDS Foundation Houston. Annual AIDS walkfundariser in the time of Covid

 Guest: john Huckaby CEO AIDS foundation houston
https://www.aidswalkhouston.org/

Then we speak with Bree Fram of  Sparta a transgender military organization about the monumental overturn of the Transgender miltary ban

G...

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February 9, 2021 58 min

James Lee-Legacy Community Health Govt Relations Manager/ Crew discuss Biden Administration (so far)....

We speak with James Lee, manager of Government Relations, Legacy Community Health about the new Texas legislative session and ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) and working with state legislators. We discuss the outlook for this and other LGBT related programs.

GUEST: James Lee
https://www.legacycommunityhealth.org/

We then discus...

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February 2, 2021 60 min

Annise Parker-Victory Fund Presidential Appointments Initiative and Bill Arning, Houston curator, critic, museum director, advisor, lecturer, grant maker, dealer, gallerist and collector....

We speak with Annise Parker, president and CEO of the LGBTQ Victory Fund and Victory Institute about the Victory Fund Presidential Appointments Initiative and the appointment Dr. Rachel Levine to the position of Assistant Health Secretary. We al...

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January 26, 2021 57 min

Brian Sims - Out Pennsylvania State Representative/ Montrose Center Law Harrington Senior LGBT Center

We speak with Out Pennsylvania State Representative, Brian Sims of the 182nd District. State Representative Brian K. Sims is a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia. The former staff counsel for policy and planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association, he recently stepped down as both t...

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January 19, 2021 58 min

Outsmart Magazine Managing Editor/Equality Texas

We speak with the new managing editor of OutSmart magazine, Lourdes Zavalete. We speak about her background and her rise to this role at the LGBT newsmagazine. We speak about her vision and the response to COVID-19.

GUEST: Lourdes Zavalete
http://www.outsmartmagazine.com

Then, we speak with Angela Hale, senior advisor for Equality Texas. Angela is a Dallas native, a former Emmy Award-wi...

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January 12, 2021 57 min

Creating Change Conference - 2021 Predictions

We speak about the Creating Change conference. The organizers of the Creating Change Conference announced the full slate of workshop and other sessions organized for the 33rd annual conference. From activism to faith to fundraising, with some timely twists on popular workshops like “Sex in the Times of COVID,” the Creating Change conference will have programs of interest to diverse activ...

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January 5, 2021 58 min

Barry Mandel - Houston HIV Activist/Life of Monica Roberts

We speak again with Barry Mandel in part two of his interview about his early activism in Houston including his Political and HIV work.  Barry is the President of Discovery Green. Barry was one of the heroic first responders to the AIDS crisis in Houston in the 1980s, volunteering for the Montrose Counseling Center, serving on the board of AIDS Foundation Houston, and organi...

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December 29, 2020 57 min

Barry Mandel HIV Activist - Murder of Transgender Houstonian Asia Foster

Tonight on Queer Voices, we speak with Barry Mandel about his life and activism over the decades. Barry is the President of Discovery Green. Barry was one of the heroic first responders to the AIDS crisis in Houston in the 1980s, volunteering for the Montrose Counseling Center, serving on the board of AIDS Foundation Houston, and organizing one of the first lar...

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