It’s that time again! For the 17th year in a row and its second in Nashville, Grateful Dread Public Radio proudly brings Pride to the radio.
Our On-Air LGBT Pride Fest takes place Sunday, June 26 from 10 am through 7 pm. (Better yet, come early: At 9 am, FOOTLIGHT PARADE features Broadway classics, and this week’s edition includes a song from LGBT community supporter Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical “Hamilton.”) If you can’t get out to this weekend’s Nashville Pride, or if you plan to attend on Saturday only, join us for this celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.
This year’s event is dedicated to those lost in the June 12 anti-gay massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. We ask you to join the effort to raise funds to benefit those victimized in this horrific hate crime: Donations are being collected through a GoFundMe campaign, and proceeds will go to Equality Florida. Please contribute. The organization is working with the National Center for Victims of Crime to distribute the contributions via its National Compassion Fund. The money raised will go to support every single victim of the Pulse shooting. This includes victims’ families, survivors, and those in the club who may not have suffered physical injury but are in need of support. For information regarding how funds will be dispersed directly to the victims’ families and survivors, please visit http://www.eqfl.org/transparent (English) or http://www.eqfl.org/Transparencia (Español).
This year’s Pride on the Radio features a great lineup of arts, news, talk, history, and activism programming. Here is the schedule (all times Central):
SWISHCRAFT with DJ Matt Consola – 10 am An hour of pumping dance music to get the fest off to an energetic start
THIS WAY OUT with Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle – 11 am Venerable LGBT newsmagazine covers news, arts, and culture
STRANGE FRUIT with Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner – 11:30am from WFPL – Louisville, KY: Musings on politics, pop culture, and black gay life
DEREK & ROMAINE with Derek Hartley & Romaine Patterson – Noon Popular talk duo of Sirius/XM OutQ fame share thoughts on Orlando
HOMOGROUND with Jackatcha – 1 pm Promoting LGBT equality through supporting queer and queer-friendly artists
TRANSWAVES by Trans Youth Equality Foundation – 2 pm Advocacy from the Trans Youth Equality Foundation
STUFF YOU MISSED IN HISTORY CLASS: Sylvia Rivera – 2:30 pm Profile of the transgender Stonewall Riots hero
COCKTAILS AND CREAM PUFFS with Joey Bucheker – 3 pm An hour of drag fun, gay comedy, and fabulousness
THE BRIT SOMERS SHOW with Britany Somers – 4 pm The broadcaster and comic gets serious about the Pulse massacre
STUFF YOU MISSED IN HISTORY CLASS: Bayard Rustiin – 5 pm Profile of the hard life of the gay, pacifist civil rights hero
THIS SHOW IS SO GAY with Ken Schneck – 6 pm Weekly talk show covers LGBT news, arts, activism, and culture