WNKU Helps To Celebrate Cincinnati’s Pride Week
June 20, 2016 at 3:41 PM (PT)
Beginning JUNE 18th, NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY Triple A WNKU/HIGHLAND HEIGHTS-CINCINNATI is celebrating CINCINNATI PRIDE WEEK with a series of audio vignettes featuring prominent voices of GREATER CINCINNATI’s LGBTQ community.
“Part of our mission at WNKU is to create conversations within our community, whether it’s about music, art or LGBT equality,” said GM, SEAN O’MEALY. “With it being PRIDE MONTH, and especially after the tragedy in ORLANDO, we felt a responsibility to do what is within our power to make sure voices of our LGBTQ community are heard.”
Those voices include CHRIS SEELBACH, the first openly-gay politician elected to CINCINNATI CITY COUNCIL. SEELBACH talks about the challenges LGBT people face, as well as how historically-conservative CINCINNATI has been at the forefront of the gay rights movement in recent years.
Listeners will also hear from BONNIE MEYER, NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY’s first Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services, as she talks about the importance of providing services and safe places for young people in the LGBTQ community.
Other voices from the community include SCOTT KNOX, a prominent local attorney whose practice focuses on the needs of the LGBT community; musician and activist, TRACY WALKER; former WNKU personality, DEBRA RANDALL; and members of MOUNT AUBURN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, a nationally-recognized leader in LGBT equality in the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA.
“Pride Week in CINCINNATI is a big deal,” said WNKU PD, LIZ FELIX. “After the recent tragedy in ORLANDO and last year's landmark decision on marriage equality in which the lead plaintiff was a CINCINNATI native, we wanted to come out in a strong way for our listeners during PRIDE WEEK. Our message is simple: We support our LGBTQ community in CINCINNATI and beyond.”