Queer Voices

October 26th 2022 Queer Voices

October 26, 2022 Queer Voices
Queer Voices
October 26th 2022 Queer Voices
Show Notes

Equality Texas GOTV -- Walk for Mental Health -- Author Shana Ross

First, we speak with Brad Pritchett about his work as Field Director of Equality Texas. We talk about the need to get out and vote in this election.  We discuss the upcoming Get Out the Vote event, "The Met Queerla" occurring this Saturday at the West Gray Metropolitan Service Center from noon to 2pm.

Guest: Brad Pritchett

Then, we speak with Patrick McIlvain about the founding of the Walk for Mental Health Awareness.  The Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Houston is a community based event that helps raise awareness and funding for Greater Houston area non-profit agencies and programs that provide mental health services; creating an environment for our positive public dialogue.

Guest: Patrick McIlvain

Finally, we speak with Shana Ross who has written a book entitled "Tribeless". "Tribeless" is Shana’s account of her tumultuous upbringing by parents who never understood the biracial child they adopted from an agency in 1950s Texas. She shares the pivotal events that finally pushed her to challenge the Texas court system in 1994 to unseal her closed birth records and begin a two-year search for her birth mother that ended in heartbreaking failure. Her quest gained new hope with the advent of online DNA testing that led to the discovery of her accepting tribe twenty-two years after her search first began.

Guest: Shana Ross