As my previous blog stated: we have tried to put stars on the Show for your ears … hope you have enjoyed meeting them! More to come in Year III.
And mingled with the Stars, I hoped we might also sprinkle your ears with info which I don’t think too many listeners might know about … info on what’s happening for our family of University students who might be queer … and also help the parents of U. students learn what their children might be encountering to learn if they are safe or not.
It probably comes as a surprise for most of our listeners to learn there are now wonderful GLBTQA Organizations/Offices at so many Universities these days across our Nation. Hopefully parents should find comfort if any may have felt afflicted. I also have hoped that parents of straight kids would learn not to be worried about their kid being around queer kids.
In case you may have missed any of these Shows, we have begun to build a wonderful catalog where you might check and get a little edjukashon about this … students and family plus friends who know and support queer students.
We have had the President of PFLAG as a guest in our Year I to help listeners learn of this great Organization … and I had hoped to have the Director of CAMPUS PRIDE, Shane Windmeyer, as our guest to close out Year II … however, this got screwed up thanks to Murphys Law and we shall have to see about getting him back because this Organization is so very important.
I’ve wanted to have Campus coordinators and U. students on as guests from Universities across the Nation to help listeners learn what is really happening on their Campus. We have had a few which I hope you will check out. My Co-Co-Host, Phil Reese, was with us first as a student at Central Michigan University and we added two fellow-students – WILL CALHOUN and ERIC HESS – to learn what’s happening at CMU. We had STEVE LUCAS a then-student at PENN STATE give listeners a look at gay activism there. ANA GUERRIERO, the lgbt Center coordinator at U-WISC PARKSIDE has been a guest a number of times on the Show. JEN MIRACLE joined us from the UGA where she is the glbt Office coordinator. BRENDON JUNG with the QUEER STUDENT UNION at UNR brought Reno into our education. And last but not least, we had a great Show with DOT BRAUER and RAE ROSENBERG at the LGBTQA Center at the UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT.