Moving Beyond Single-Issue Politics
Tune to Out-FM Tuesday 11/3/2015 at 7pm for a special segment broadcast from Chicago, Illinois by John Riley and Bob Lederer. In an interview with Human Rights lawyer Osvaldo Burgos Perez, he describes recent developments in the LGBT rights movement in Puerto Rico. Perez helps lead CABE, a coalition of human rights organizations, that work on LGBT issues and other human rights issues such as the continued incarceration of political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Jan Susler, attorney for Oscar Lopez Rivera joins the discussion and explaims how popular support for his release is widespread in Puerto Rico and increasing in the United States. Rivera was fighting for independence for the Colony of Puerto Rico and has been incarcerated for 35 years for seditious conspiracy.
Jan Susler, longtime lawyer with the People's Law Office in Chicago, is the attorney for Oscar Lopez Rivera and discusses the expanding campaign to demand his release from federal prison.* Out-FM can be heard at 99.5FM in NY City or streaming at http://wbai.org
Out-FM producer Naomi Brussel interviews Black lesbian Moses Harper talking about life experiences and her work with youth and adults who have been tramatized. Harper is also a Michael Jackson tribute artist.
*Special thanks to Ricardo Jimenez, Roberto Sanabria and a transgendered friend for assistance.
July 5, 2016, at 7pm on WBAI/NY, 99.5FM and streaming at wbai.org:
Tonight Naomi Brussel and Emma Missouri bring us the news of the week. Naomi also brings us 3 more readings wy Willi Wilkinson about his life as a queer, mixed race, asian, disabled, transman and father and activist. Wilkinson is the 20166 Lambda Literary Award winner for trans non-fiction. Wilkinson's book is called Born on the Edge of Race and Gender, a Voice for Cultural Competency.
John Riley brings us a panel of Latina lesbian writers who read from their work and discuss their paths to publishing and how they traverse the literary and publishing fields with Nivea Castro, Gabby Rivera, Meriam Rodriguez, moderated by Alicia Anabel Santos of the New York Latina Writers Group. It was organized by Charles Rice Gonzales for the 2016 Rainbow Bookfair. The segment is released early as a preview of tonight's show in the above youtube hyperlink.
On Out-FM 6/28/2016 at 7pm we’ll start the show with Part 2 of John Riley's interview with Charles King of Housing works and the co-chair of the community section of the Governor’s Ending the AIDS Epidemic Taskforce, with some very good news.
John Riley also takes a look at a local manifestation of popular rage in NYC against presidential Donald Trump for his attempt to use the Orlando Massacre that took place in a gay nightclub as a prop for his presidential bid.
Naomi Brussel brings us a feature on Mujercitos in Mexican culture, the word means little women in Spanish and refers to men who dress as women. The word mujercitos literally means "little women" but the ending refers to gender non-conforming men who dress as women.
This fascinating presentation was held in Blue stocking in May 2016 and is by Susana Vargus discussing mujercitos in Mexican culture. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Mcgill University and now is a social scientist research post doctoral fellow at the Institute of Aesthetic Research at the Nat. Atonomous Univ. of Mexico.
Her research focuses on the different cultural understanding in Gender sex class and skin tonalities between Latin America and Anglo North America and their intersection with visual culture.