Queer Voices

April 5th 2023 Queer Voices

April 05, 2023 Queer Voices
Queer Voices
April 5th 2023 Queer Voices
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John Whitmire for Houston mayor -- Creating Change 50th anniversary -- Diana's Foundation 75th anniversary

We speak with John Whitmire about his campaign to become Houston's next mayor.  We discuss the challenges facing the city as well as the possibility of a HERO ordinance 2.0 and about leaving the Texas Senate to take on this task.

Guest: John Whitmire

Then, Andrew Edmonson speaks with Cathy Renna about the 50th anniversary of the Creating Change conference,  the conference took place in February in San Francisco. The National LGBTQ Task Force educates federal policymakers about the need for non-discrimination protections that ensure the whole person is able to advocate for themselves when discriminated against, wherever that discrimination takes place. They work with a wide range of progressive partner organizations across the country both at the state and federal level.

Guest: Cathy Renna, Director of Communications, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

Finally, we talk about a very special 70th anniversary of the country's longest run LGBT organization, the Diana Foundation.  Founded in 1953, The Diana Foundation is focused on assisting and supporting the needs of the gay community by distributing funds to organizations that are dedicated to providing services that enhance the lives of deserving individuals in our diverse community.

Guest: Howard Huffstutler, President