#123 - 49 Voices #6-10

Posted July 26, 2016

The second of a ten part series looking at the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, solely through the voices of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In last week’s episode, the first, I talked about how and why this project came about, so I won’t spend a lot of time repeating that here. If you haven’t caught episode one yet, I highly recommend doing so.

The feedback that I and the first five interviewees have received has been tremendous over the past week, and I thank everyone who’s gotten in touch with me and them via Twitter or elsewhere. On behalf of everyone who consented to participating in this project, I’d like to encourage you, the listener, to share this episode as widely as you’re comfortably able to. One thing I heard repeated over and over was massive frustration at the reluctance of major media outlets to present queer voices in an unmediated fashion. This is a small show, so word of mouth is essential to the number of ears that we can eventually reach. Thanks, in advance, for that.

The interviews here are presented chronologically by recording date. I spoke with the following people for this episode on June 14, just two days after the attack, and where they’ve given permission, I’ve included their Twitter handles:

6. Sara Beth
7. Josh Rosenfield @J_Rosenfield
8. Linh @linhtropy
9. Sharra
10. Sheila @giddy1313

Given the fluidity of language surrounding sexual, gender, and ethnic identities, it can be hard to find current and comprehensive resources for inclusive language. Here are a few that I’ve found helpful, and I’m happy to add additional resources by recommendation:

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms
Teaching Tolerance: A Gender Spectrum Glossary
Trans Student Educational Resources Definitions
Why We Say Latinx, via Latina magazine

This episode contains the following music:
“Tree Tops” by Ketsa, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
“Anamalie” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
“Music for Funeral Home – Part 11” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
“Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
“Plaint” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
“Brachen Cave” by Golden Grey, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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