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JustFundKY Pride Specials

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Since 2019 and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, JustFundKY has generously supported RADIOLEX. 

Funds from the Cliff Todd Endowment have allowed RADIOLEX to create multiple series showcasing the lives and stories of LGBTQ+ members of our community.

Colorful Exchanges is a series of interviews hosted by Shawn Ka’Ron Bumpase exploring the experience of black LGBTQ+ members of our community. 

 A spin-off series, Meeting at the Intersections, hosted by Wanda McCants explores interracial relationships in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Voces del Arcoiris features Spanish-language profiles of Hispanic members of Kentucky’s LGBTQ+ community.  

Out & About in Kentucky hosted by Kevin Nance is a series of interviews with LGBTQ+ folks from our community who are making their mark in Lexington and the world.  

The Deep End, hosted by Mark J. Royse, is a series of in-depth conversations about intersectional issues in the LGBTQ+ community with panels of guests and individuals.

In 2022, JustFundKY awarded RADIOLEX a new grant to create a series of Out & About in Kentucky episodes showcasing the work of LGBTQ+ organizations in our community and around Kentucky.

RADIOLEX is broadcasting JustFundKY Pride Specials this week on WLXU 93.9FM:

  • Wednesday, June 22 9PM: Pride & Prejudice: Who is Pride For? with guests Carmen & Shannon Wampler-Collins, Jeremy Ellis, Elysse Arrington, Rebecca Richter, David Roux, and Danielle Skelly.
  • Thursday, June 23 9PM: Faith & Spirituality in the LGBTQ+ Experience with guests Kenny Bishop, Louise Tallen, and Ken Tagious.
  • Friday, June 24 9PM: Art & the LGBTQ+ Experience with guests Elysse Arrington, Bo List, James Lyons, Robert Morgan, and Arturo Alonzo Sandoval.
  • Sunday, June 26 3PM: Eight hours of Deep End conversations about intersectional issues in the LGBTQ+ community including politics, queer families, history and representation, body image and health, the role of drag in the LGBTQ+ experience, and the different ways LGBTQ+ folks come out, continue to come out, and pave the way for the future.  Guests include: Craig Cammack, John Coleman, Roy Harrison, Helena Handbasket, Uma Jewels, James Lyons, and Jack X Taylor.
  • Monday, June 27:  RADIOLEX will launch a special Pride Playlist on SoundCloud of the complete collection of Deep End content produced with support from JustFundKY for easy, on-demand listening.

Thanks to JustFundKY for reducing discrimination through high-profile public events showcasing the positive contributions of LGBTQ persons, and by funding the educational efforts of other organizations to increase awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ community.

Written by: Mark Royse

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