Queer Voices

May 24th 2023 Queer Voices

May 24, 2023 Queer Voices
Queer Voices
May 24th 2023 Queer Voices
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"August Osage County" @ MATCH -- Pride 365 -- Mayoral Candidate Gilbert Garcia

We speak with Deborah Hope and Ron Jones about Dirt Dogs Production of "August: Osage County". When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after patriarch Dad up and disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. A vanished father, a pill-popping mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets becomes a mixture of brutal honesty and hurtful truth as old wounds reopen and new ones form. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for best play that same year, August: Osage County examines how people function within dysfunction. The play starts May 26th and runs through June 10th.

Guest: Brad Dalton

Then, we speak with the president of Pride 365, Kendra Walker and what's in store for 2023. The 45th Annual Official Houston Pride Parade® will take place downtown at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street, on Saturday, June 24, 2023, in Houston, TX. This is Houston’s Premiere Event of the Pride Season attended by hundreds of thousands each Summer. Parade is FREE as always for everyone and we encourage everyone to register. Parade Hours: 7pm-11pm

Guest: Kendra Walker

Finally, we talk with Houston Mayoral candidate Gilbert Garcia about his race and his plans for the city of Houston.  Gilbert Garcia is going to “shake up” City Hall and bring all Houstonians together. With his proven success managing turnarounds such as his tenure as Chairman of METRO, where he instituted many reforms and was awarded Transit Agency of the Year in 2015, or as Managing Partner of his investment firm, where he grew the assets under management from $200 million to over $22 billion (as of April 14, 2023), Gilbert knows how to get the job done and will seek input from those who have historically been voiceless.

Guest: Gilbert Garcia