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Blogmistress on the air: NC Pride, marriage amendment discussion on WUNC’s The State of Things

UPDATE: The audio from today’s appearance is up.

I was just on WUNC’s The State of Things (@state_of_things), hosted by Frank Stasio, to discuss this weekend’s NC Pride — and the job-killing, family-punishing marriage amendment.

On the program with me: author Steven Petrow (Steven Petrow’s Gay and Lesbian Manners) and Pride Keynote Speaker Randy Jones (of the Village People).

From The State of Things web site, “Thirty Years of Pride“:

Attendees of this weekend’s NC Pride parade and festival will have a lot on their minds, including North Carolina’s proposed same-sex marriage amendment and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The event has grown steadily since its beginning in 1981, and now represents one of the best opportunities for North Carolina’s LGBT communities to get together for celebration and contemplation. Host Frank Stasio talks about some of the issues facing gays and lesbians today with Steven Petrow, author of the book, “Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life” (Workman Publishing Company/2011); Pam Spaulding, editor and publisher of the LGBT advocacy blog, “Pam’s House Blend”; Reverend Brett Webb-Mitchell, a former pastor and visiting faculty at North Carolina Central University; and Randy Jones, the cowboy from Village People and the keynote speaker at this weekend’s NC Pride parade and festival.

NC Pride miscellany:
* My keynote address at NC Pride 2009 – with video and photos
* Welcome to 2010 NC Pride!
* LGBT-affirming churches participate in NC Pride to show the positive side of faith
* 2008: Video blast from the past – NCPride: fundie bears hellfire on a pizza box

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