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InterPride

The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is focused on uplifting and sharing voices from around the world. Producer & Host: Michelle Meow InterPride Empowers Pride Organizations Worldwide!

Lesbian Visibility Week: InterPride Co-Founder Marsha H. LevineLesbian Visibility Week: Pat Tietgens and Michelle Zhang
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 15th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: Pat Tietgens and Michelle Zhang. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard. Pat Tietgens and Michelle Zhang share their love story as a lesbian Chinese American immigrant couple. Michelle Zhang was born and raised in China, where she practiced law for nearly ten years. Michelle met her American wife Pat at a lesbian bar in Southwest China in 2012. Pat Tietgens was born and raised in San Jose, California, and she worked for the University of Washington in China, where she lived for nearly seven years. Michelle and Pat share a passion for cross-border and cross-cultural LGBTQ advocacy and community work.  Thanks to marriage equality in the US, they were legally married in San Francisco in 2016. Before leaving China, they held a uniquely open wedding ceremony to help raise awareness, and 150,000 people watched live across mainland China. This bold decision was the subject of multiple articles and a short film that reached over 5 million viewers in China. Michelle continues her passion for representation and belonging as the founder of a nonprofit called Society of Heart’s Delight. Pat serves on the LGBTQ PAC Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee board. Michelle and Pat are small business owners who run an event/consulting business in the Bay Area.  Listen in as we hear from Michelle Zhang! Follow us on social media: Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride) Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch
May 1 2022
32 mins
Lesbian Visibility Week: Victoria Kolakowski American Judge
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 14th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: Victoria Kolakowski American Judge. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard. Victoria Kolakowski (born August 29, 1961, in Queens, New York) is an American lawyer who has served as a judge of the Alameda County Superior Court since January 2011. She is married with two children. Kolakowski is the first openly transgender person to serve as a trial court judge of general jurisdiction in the United States, be elected to a judgeship, and serve as any type of judge in California. She is also the first openly transgender person to be elected to a judgeship in the state of California. Kolakowski worked as an administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission for four years before she was elected to the position on November 2, 2010, with 51 percent of the vote to her opponent’s 48 percent. During the years 1996 to 2000, she served as co-chair of the Bay Area Transgender Law Association. The National Association of Women Judges has been a part of her professional life since 2006. Kolakowski served as president of the International Association of LGBT Judges from 2015 to 2017, making her the first transgender person to hold the position in the organization’s history. A Christian, Kolakowski is a retired ordained preacher from the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, a Protestant Christian group. Listen in as we hear from trans lesbian Judge Victoria Kolakowski! Follow us on social media: Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride) Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch
Apr 28 2022
22 mins
Lesbian Visibility Week: Transgender Lesbian Love Story
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 13th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: Transgender Lesbian Love Story. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard. Tiffany Woods is a wife, mother of three, trans woman, activist, and recognized LGBTQ+ leader. She is an Appointed California Democratic Party Delegate by Rep Barbara Lee, CD-13, (3 terms) and the 1st Trans Woman to be elected a California Democratic Party Caucus Chair as Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Caucus in 2019 re-elected in 2021. She is a 20201 appointed member of the CDP Credentials Standing Committee. She served as Secretary of the LGBT Caucus, 2017–2019. She was selected by Speaker Pro-Tem Toni Atkins as one of eight LGBTQ Californians selected as a CA LGBTQ Legislative Caucus Pride Honoree in 2020. An At-Large Hillary Clinton Delegate to the DNC in 2016, she is one of the first three trans delegates to ever attend the Democratic National Convention from California and a member of the historic first-ever DNC Transgender Caucus.  In 2017, she became an Emerge CA 2017 and Equality California Leadership Institute Alumna. Tiffany has worked in HIV Prevention and Trans Health for 20+ years creating and implementing innovative, nationally and internationally recognized inclusive health care programs for transgender and gender nonbinary folx. She has trained medical providers and Police Academy recruits on trans identity and community relations and provided technical assistance to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) International in Central America for their National Trans Health Service Strategy in Guatemala and Panama. She currently works at the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, as the first Transgender Health and Community Engagement Specialist and state Co-Chair for the California HIV Planning Group. Listen in as we hear Tiffany talk about her journey from coming out as trans in 1989 to spearheading the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights! Follow us on social media: Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride) Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch
Apr 28 2022
28 mins
Lesbian Visibility Week: Bringing Your Authentic Self To Hollywood
Apr 27 2022
15 mins
Lesbian Visibility Week: Advancing Equality In Guatemala
The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 11th Special episode, Lesbian Visibility Week: Advancing Equality In Guatemala. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard. The attack on the Transgender community is global. There are concerted efforts to roll back LGBTQIA+ rights and the Transgender community is at the front of those attacks. Sandra Morán Reyes (born April 29, 1960) is a Guatemalan politician who was elected to the Guatemalan Congress in the 2015 election. She is the daughter of a former president of the country. She is the first openly lesbian to be elected to the national legislature in Guatemala, and she is widely regarded as the country's first out LGBTQIA+ person. She is a Convergence member, a new progressive party that was elected to the assembly with two other members in its first year. She has been an LGBTQIA+ and feminist activist and artist for many years, and she was the organizer of Guatemala's first lesbian group in 1995 and the country's first LGBTQIA+ Pride event in 1998. She had previously lived in exile in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Canada between 1981 and 1994, during which time she became a mother. She became involved in Guatemala's human rights movement when she was fourteen years old while attending high school. She was also involved in the music industry, having been a member of the band Kin Lalat in the 1980s. Listen in as Sandra Morán Reyes talks to us about the importance of representation and her work advancing equality as an elected official in Guatemala. Follow us on social media: Facebook (InterPride) | Facebook (WorldPride) Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | Apple | Google | Eventbrite | Medium | Twitch
Apr 26 2022
12 mins
Lesbian Visibility Week: Indigenous LGBTQIA+ and Humanitarian Work IntersectionalityTDOV2022: Celebrating our Transgender Community and Raising Awareness of the IssuesThe Battle For The LGBTQIA+ Community In UkraineWorldwide LGBTQIA+ Black HistoryState of Global Affairs: Conversion Myth, Marriage Equality, and Pandemic StrugglesLooking Back: The Fight ContinuesTrans Rights Are Human Rights
InterPride is proud to present our fourth podcast episode of InterPod, focused on Trans Rights Are Human Rights. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. As we honor Transgender Awareness Month, we bring stories from activists, leaders, and Pride organizers around the world. Speakers:  Aria Sa’id, executive director of the Transgender Cultural District. Donna Personna, artist, Transgender activist, member of the Cockettes. Monica Roberts, founder/editor of Transgriot, Transgender rights activist. Toni Newman, interim executive director of the Black AIDS Institute. Tamara Adrian, the first transgender National Assembly member in Venezuela. Piano, Transgender activist from Thailand, Miss LGBT 2020 Thailand. Jannat Ali, Region 18 Representative | Global Advisory Council Rep. | Human Rights and Diversity Committee Co-Chair Music: John Rothermel and Peter Mintun “Ain’t Misbehavin” Sylvester and Peter Mintun “Stormy Weather” Sylvester and Peter Mintun “Happy Days are Here Again” Tookta Barbie Topline (ตุ๊กตา บาร์บี้) : “Two Minutes” สองนาทีก็มีแฮง Want to hear new episodes monthly? Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter! Make sure to follow us on social media to stay in the know about future guests, episodes, and how you can make a difference in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Medium InterPride Empowers Pride Organizations Worldwide!
Nov 28 2021
1 hr 1 min
Stonewalls Around The WorldLGBTQIA+ Afghan Refugee CrisisWorldPride: The Fight For Acceptance
InterPride is proud to present the first-ever episode of InterPod focused on WorldPride: The Fight For Acceptance. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Join us for the first episode where we hear from Somali immigrant and trans activist who lives in Denmark, Moeisha Ali Aden. We also hear from a former Professional Ice hockey player who is the third player to come out in the world of hockey, Jon Lee-Olsen. With WorldPride going on, we also hear from the Copenhagen WorldPride Chairperson since 2013, Lars Henriksen. As if that weren't enough, we have the honor of hearing from an Italian LGBTQIA+ leader who launched and organized the first-ever WorldPride in Rome back in 2000, Imma Battaglia. There's a first for everything in the world, and we hear from Queer performing artist Jean Michel and his new song for the first time, Heartbreak. Our closing guest is Kate Wickett, the first-ever woman CEO leading WorldPride in Sydney in 2023! These guests share their experiences, messages of hope and offer a map for us to follow in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality worldwide! Want to hear new episodes monthly? Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter! Make sure to follow us on social media to stay in the know about future guests, episodes, and how you can make a difference in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Medium InterPride Empowers Pride Organizations Worldwide!
Aug 20 2021
50 mins