Tune into 91.3fm or kxci.org this Friday, June 27th as we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with special programming from 7am until 7pm. KXCI will celebrate the achievements and goals of the modern gay right’s movement with great music throughout the day from LGBTQ artists and their allies. Members of the community will speak about important LGBTQ issues, organizations, and resources.
Our local guests include:
7:30am Ethan Smith Cox Southern Arizona Aids Foundation Director of Development
8:00am Lauryn Bianco Director of Development and Community Outreach, Hope Incorporated
9:00am Chris Sogge Graduate Assistant Office of LGBTQ Affairs at UA
9:30am Sandy Davenport Pima Council on Aging Project Visibility
10:00am Diana Wilson Camp Born This Way
11:00am Michael Woodward Southern Arizona Steering Committee Why Marriage Matters Arizona
11:30am Dea Brasgalla Wingspan Senior Pride
1:30pm Michael Lopez SAAF STEP MSHAPE
2:00pm Narda Rivera Puertas Abiertas
2:30pm Judy Gomez, Author Mia’s Two Grammas
3:30pm Scott Blades Executive Director Tucson Interfaith HIV/Aids Network
4:00pm Host’s Choice
4:30pm Michael Woodward Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Graduate Student in Public Health
5:00pm Host’s Choice
5:30pm Kristen Birner, Community Foundation of Southern Arizona LGBT-Straight Alliance Fund
6:30pm Dominique Calza, SAAF Project ALLY
Program hosts for the day: Randy Peterson on Your Morning Brew from 7-10am, Wendell Hicks on The Music Mix from 10am-noon, Jaime J. on The Music Mix from 1-3pm, and Mark Rosenbaum will host the Home Stretch from 3-6pm.
You can learn more about the Stonewall Uprising here. In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demonstrations that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. – From American Experience.