June 6, 2017 program:

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First Brighton Beach LGBT Pride Parade
First Brighton Beach LGBT Pride Parade

Out-FM brings you sounds gathered by Out-FM producer Naomi Brussel at the first Brighton Beach (Brooklyn) Pride parade, sponsored by RUSA-LGBT (rusalgbt.com), an activist organization of émigrés from Russia and other former republics of the Soviet Union.

Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of Unibam, the LGBTIQ organization in Belize

Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of Unibam

Next is a speech by Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of Unibam, the LGBTIQ organization in Belize, Central America, about the struggles and successes of overturning Belize’s anti-sodomy law and changing the landscape of LGBTIQ rights in Belize and beyond. This was Caleb's acceptance speech for an award from OutRight Action International at their annual gala on May 15. OutRight Action International fights to protect and advance the basic rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere as part of the global human rights movement.

Lavender and Red
Lavender and Red

Finally, contributing producer Bob Lederer interviews Emily Hobson, author of Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left, a new book covering the intersectional activism in the queer liberation and AIDS movements from the 1970s to the early 1990s. For more, go to http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520279063