June is Pride Month and in this podcast we talk about the history of Pride and gains that can be made in the LGBTQ+ community through Pride. In this podcast we focus on the history of Pride which includes recognizing that the LGBTQ+ communities, many of whom were BIPOC, faced oppression and discrimination that led to the Stonewall riots. We recorded this podcast prior to the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests and we don’t mean for this to distract or take away from the current conversations and gains to be made in the black community. Pride and LGBTQ+ community improvement could not and cannot occur were it not for the trans and black folx who fought tirelessly for their community before us. We hope you will learn more about the history of Pride and the LGBTQ+ equality movement from this podcast and will then built on that momentum to stand with your black allies in and out of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how you can help here: https://bit.ly/3gSrfJm and here: https://linktr.ee/1thatgotawayy
Join VSC Education Coordinator Emilie Mitchell who sits down with VSC Advocates Emily Collins and Kevin Fox to discuss all about the history of Pride, Orlando’s Pride, and what this year’s Pride might look like.
There are local LGBTQ+ resources in Central Florida who help foster and support the LGBTQ+ community, Zebra Coalition is one of those fantastic organizations. Zebra Coalition
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Trigger Warning: In this podcast we will be discussing sensitive topics such as Sexual Assault. It’s important to take care of yourself while listening. Some suggestions are listening while you’re in a healthy head space or knowing who you can reach out to if you become upset. Our 24/7 helpline for crisis calls based out of Central Florida is 407 500 HEAL. By contacting the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 you can get support and learn about your local resources. There is always someone ready to help.