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What LGBTQ+ activists want for all families

Release date: July 1, 2024

For the second year in a row, Talking About Kids was granted media access to all of NYC Pride’s events, including the 2024 NYC Pride March. At the press conference for the march, each of the Grand Marshals described their platforms and the changes they hoped their profiles would affect. I found it interesting that most of them used their time to address issues that impact all children and families, like this nation’s lack of affordable housing. In this episode you will hear:

- DaShawn Usher, Senior Director of Communities of Color and Media at GLAAD and Founder and Executive Director of Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI);

- Eshe Ukweli, writer, content creator, and digital strategist;

- Raquel Willis, transgender rights activist, the former national organizer for the Transgender Law Center, the former executive editor of Out magazine;

- Baddie Brooks, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and champion for queer and transgender communities;

- Robin Drake, Afrolatino trans male, advocate, and professional with the Hetrick-Martin Institute;

- Miss Major, author, pioneering activist, and community organizer for transgender rights; and

- Michelle Visage, singer, producer, and permanent judge on RuPaul's Drag Race.

More information about these activists, including links to their organizations, is below.


DaShawn Usher

Eshe Ukweli

Raquel Willis

Baddie Brooks

Robin Drake

Miss Major

Michelle Visage




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