Queer Voices

March 22nd 2023 Queer Voices

March 22, 2023 Queer Voices
Queer Voices
March 22nd 2023 Queer Voices
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"Simply Sondheim" Pride Chorus -- HIV Advocacy Day Januari Fox -- New AFH CEO

We speak Dr. David York and David Gebo about the upcoming Pride Chorus Houston concert "Simply Sondheim".  Pride Chorus Houston (PCH) was originally founded as the Montrose Singers in November of 1979. Led by founding director Andy Mills, the Houston-based men’s chorus met with early successes marked by lavish productions at the Tower Theatre, performing with as many as 80 singing members. The Montrose Singers became the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston (GMCH) and later expanded to include the Bayou City Women’s Chorus (BCWC) under the umbrella of Bayou City Performing Arts (BCPA).  They now perform as Pride Chorus Houston, a unified LGBTQ+ chorus where everyone has a safe place to make music and share a message of unity and peace. "Simply Sondheim" will take place April 1st at Resurrection MCC.

Guests: Dr. David York and David Gebo

Then we speak with Januari Fox about the upcoming HIV Advocacy Day in Austin.  Since the 81st Legislative Session, groups have organized a statewide lobby day known as HIV Advocacy Day. The Texas HIV Advocacy Day is a day to meet with state policymakers to discuss some of the most important issues to the HIV community, including HIV treatment and prevention, HIV education, reproductive justice, HIV criminalization, and funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). The date will be Monday March 27th.

Guest: Januari Fox

Finally we speak with the new CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston, Jeffrey Campbell. We discuss the history of the organization and the future of what's ahead.  Utilizing the skills of leadership, public speaking and program management, Jeffrey has spent almost two decades working to end the HIV epidemic. His work spans from the non-profit sector to public health with both woven into the fabric of the Black church. Jeffrey has also integrated this work with LGBTQ advocacy work with a significant focus on dismantling the stigma that targets Black queer people in the Black community.

Guest: Jeffrey Campbell