Loud and Clear Youth Radio Takeover on gender-affirming care and drag performance art.
Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!
Rallies and Resources:
Friday, April 28th, Spy Hop is hosting Queer Prom on the Spy Hop Rooftop from 6:30-9:30 PM. This free event is open to all LGBTQ+ and allied youth, ages 14 – 19, so step into your most extra fit, grab your besties, and spend an evening immersed in authenticity and community! RSVP Appreciated! More info is located on the Spy Hop website at https://spyhop.org/event/spy-hop-queer-prom/
Sunday, April 30th, Under the Umbrella hosts monthly poetry nights on the last Sunday of each month! It’s a space to come together and relish in the magic that is poetry and queerness. Whether you are coming to share a poem or just to listen and take it all in, there’s a place for you. The next poetry night is April 30th from 4 PM - 6 PM. Check out the Queer Poetry Nights SLC.
Wednesday, May 3rd - Don’t Mess with My Abortion Care - Join Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah, ACLU Utah, Utah Abortion Fund, Alliance for a Better Utah, Women's Democratic Club of Utah, and the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake for a rally for abortion care. HB467, the bill that requires all abortion care to take place in hospitals, is set to go into effect on May 3rd. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and ACLU of Utah are currently challenging key aspects of this law in court because it would create a functional abortion ban across the state. The rally will be held at the Salt Lake City and County Building at 6 PM.
Nick Arteaga (he/they), Organizer and Trans Rights Specialist of ACLU Utah, and Veronica Takenaka (she/her) youth trans advocate, discuss the passage of SB 16, a bill that bans gender-affirming care for transgender youth in Utah, and its impact on the community.
If you are impacted by the gender-affirming care ban or know someone who is impacted please go to the ACLU Utah request help page to submit a legal intake. They may not respond to every request but they have a team that reads every single one.
If you are in need of resources as a trans youth or someone who loves and supports trans youth check out:
Veronica Takenaka (she/her), a youth trans advocate, and Madazon Can Can (they/them), a Drag performance artist, share their perspectives about queer performance art, community, and the drag bans being passed throughout the country.
If you would like to learn more about drag bans happening in the nation and their impacts please check out these links.
Views, thoughts or opinions guests share are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: