In this episode of Cubs Out Loud, in honor of Pride Month, the cubs come together again to discuss the state of the community. From the Stonewall riots to the Pulse shooting, LGBT+ life has been strongly affected by the month of June. This time around, the guys talk about the past, the present, and the potential future of the community given recent incidents. Has Pride truly gone political or is this just the start of the next generation?
What’s Going On?
- Jeff: It’s a whole new raid and computer frustrations
- Damon: Cincinnati Pride
- Gary: Pride Recognition
Voicemail: Blank didn’t get the job
Discussion of where the LGBTQIA community stands today compared to one year ago [episode COL371].
- 48 Years Ago: June 28th, 1969 – the Stonewall Riots took place in Greenwich Village, starting at approximately 3am
- 44 Years Ago: June 24th, 1973 – the Upstairs Lounge arson attack occurs, becoming the deadliest known attack on a gay club in US History until Pulse in Orlando FL; 32 people lost their lives in the fire of the New Orleans LA establishment
- Two Years Ago: June 26th, 2015 – Marriage Equality is established in the US after the US Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional
- One Year Ago: June 12th, 2016 – Pulse Orlando Massacre becomes the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people and the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in US history
- Five Months Ago: January 20th, 2017 #45 takes the oath of office and politics begins changing the judicial and justice landscape
Side note: Michael Jackson died on this date [of recording] in 2009, eight year ago today at age 50.
I’ll Tumbl For Ya:
- Jeff: Not really, but I know some people who do.
- Jeff: I approve of this position
- Damon: Choices
- Gary: Disney Pride Shirts by WestCub86
- Jeff: Apple’s iTune Pride music, books and podcasts list
- Gary: 22 Awesome LGBT Documentaries to Watch on Netflix [From Aug 2016]