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Photo: outLoud Radio participant, Thao To, producer of Comics All Around. Source: Evan Roberts, outLoud Radio.

Photo: outLoud Radio participant, Thao To, producer of "Comics All Around." Source: Evan Roberts, outLoud Radio.

June is Pride month. Every year across the country and around the world –– lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people and those who support them gather to march, protest and celebrate. Over the past two decades, there have been profound transformations of human and civil rights for queer people in this country. Still, LGBTQ perspectives are largely absent from public discourse – especially the views of young queer people. On this edition, we hear from queer youth who are making radio to share their stories, perspectives and create social change.


“Dia’s Diary,” producers: Dia Fallana, Robbie Francis, Noah Miller. “Comics All Around,” producer: Thao To. “Glasnost,” producer: Alla Pekareva. “Riot Boyyy” Producer: Diego Ruiz.

For more information:

outLoud Radio

Additional Information:

Ali Forney Center

Different Avenues


Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Global Action Project, SupaFriends

Watch Global Action Project‘s youth-produced videos

Immigration Equality

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission


Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC)

One Struggle One Fight

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)

Southerners On New Ground (S.O.N.G.)


“Bean Bag” by Neurowaxx

“New Radio” by Bikini Kill

Author: Radio Project

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