Family, it’s your favorite queer radio personality Anna DeShawn with our queer news for today. Now, I want to make you a promise. We will continue to bring you the latest in queer news, culture, and politics. So, if you are digging our intersectional take on the weekly, consider joining the QCrew.
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Now for the news. Britney Griner has been wrongfully detained for 284 days. We literally have no idea where she is right now. Does anyone else find that just unbelievable. I also want to take a moment and remember those who lost their lives at club Q. Far too often the new cycles just moves too fast. Sometimes it’s easier for us to move on than to look our biggest fears right in the face. I believe one of our biggest fears is that we live in a country where this type of heat really truly exists. And just the idea that it happened could mean that it could happen again. That scares the life out of us. Today we continue to remember Daniel, Ashley, Kelly, Derek, Raymond. Today we continue to remember those who survived. Today we remember their families. We will never forget.
Now in a moment of transparency it’s just been a full week. It has been a full week for a great reason. Do you remember when you voted for The Qube to make it to the top 12 of the Tech rise pitch competition? Well amazing news we made it to the top six and I have an opportunity to pitch the Qube for $100,000 this Thursday. So every moment the past week has been me refining rebuilding practicing revising practicing revising. That has been my week on top of preparing Thanksgiving dinner. This is an exciting time and this is a big week. It’s an opportunity for me to share the story of the Qube and why it’s important. If you don’t know, the Qube is our the evolution into the podcasting space. It is our opportunity to tell the stories of us that live at the intersections. The in person event is sold out but you can watch it online. I’ve included a link in the show notes if you want to watch the live stream. It’s going to be a pretty special night.
So for our one story today I want to share that Billy Porter is getting his star on the Hollywood walk of fame. He is so incredibly deserving of his honor and I cannot wait to see what he wears on the red carpet OK because as we know December 1 is also world aids day and we know he is one of a handful of public figures who live out and who are public about their status and as someone who’s been learning so much about HIV aids and how it continues to impact the black community his presence his transparency it means a whole hell of a lot. So congratulations Billy Porter on your star on the Hollywood walk of fame. If you want to watch it will air live on walkoffame.com at 11:30am PT.
The word for the day is inspired by Billy Porter. Do not give up. Do not. The best is yet to come. Till next week peace.