Russian Invasion in Ukraine, Belgrade Pride, why we have no choice but to continue the work
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, The Global Voices of Pride Podcast, where the world comes together for the LGBTQIA+ community, is proud to launch our 33rd episode, Russian Invasion in Ukraine, Belgrade Pride, why we have no choice but to continue the work!
The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. However, our voices matter and will be heard. Many LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard.
About Episode 33
Guest Speaker: Kristine Garina (she/her)
Kristine is a human rights activist with experience in organizing Prides in hostile and homophobic environments and has a vast experience in the security of Prides and human rights defenders in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet states.
Kristine was a co-chair of EuroPride 2015 in Riga. Kristine, one of the founders of MOZAIKA, has been on the organization’s board since 2006.
She has held the position of chair of Mozaika’s board for several years. She joined the Board of EPOA in 2013 and was elected President in 2015.
Follow Kristine on Twitter @KristineGarina
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Global LGBTQIA+ News Update By Michael K. Lavers, the international news editor of the Washington Blade.
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Michelle Meow, Producer & Host
Michelle Meow is the host and producer of “The Michelle Meow Show.” The program’s tagline is: “Your A-Z, covering the LGBT, LMNOP, and everyone in between.” Michelle’s mission is to construct opportunities for people to listen to deep conversations to develop understanding and empathy. She shares, “We simply don’t have enough opportunities to talk and not enough moments to listen.” Michelle’s show can be heard in San Francisco and nationally on the Progressive Voices Network, and her local TV show can be seen on KBCW TV and Channel 44.
Michelle also produces programs at the iconic Commonwealth Club, where she has also served on their Board of Governors. There, she is dedicated to conversations around social justice with an intersectional lens. She has interviewed notable thought leaders such as Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, NFL’s first out LGBTQ coach Katie Sowers, the first American woman in space, and Sally Ride’s widow, Tam O’Shaughnessy. Since 2006, Michelle has been a co-host of the San Francisco Pride Parade broadcast and was President of their Board of Directors from 2014 to 2018. She is a self-described LGBTQI+ history geek, information sponge, and lover, not a fighter.
Michelle shares, “Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create change. We are all different, but we find similarities and hope in our differences. Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create the change we all seek in humanity.”
You can learn more about Michelle and her programming here.
Michael K. Lavers, Global LGBTQIA+ News Contributor
Michael K. Lavers is the award-winning International News Editor for the Washington Blade. He has been with the newspaper since 2012.
Michael has reported from the Deep South, the United Nations, Cuba, Israel, Brazil, and more than a dozen other countries and territories. In addition, he has appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC, Sirius XM, and other English and Spanish-language media outlets to discuss LGBTQ-specific issues.
Michael holds a degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of New Hampshire. He grew up in Manchester, N.H., and currently lives in Dupont Circle with his husband.