June 19, 2016 - Alexis Goldstein
Reflections on Orlando and the Questions Congress SHOULD be asking (E13)
Kade and Alexis discuss the tragedy in Orlando, the response from politicians, the failures of the FBI, the questions politicians should be asking vs the reaction they are having, and how proud we’ve been of the LGBTQ community’s response to this tragedy, including rejecting responding to bigotry with more bigotry and Islamophobia.
Further Reading / Mentioned on the Show:
- LGBT and Muslim Communities Warn Against Demonizing of Both After Orlando Shooting – an excellent summary of the DC vigil Alexis attended, organized by the Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum.
- Omar Mateen’s domestic violence was a clue to his murderous future by Suzanne Moore at the Guardian
How to Help Orlando or LGBTQ Organizations:
- The LGBTQ Center of Orlando
- The Audre Lorde Project
- Fierce NYC – Building the Leadership & Power of LGBTQ Youth of Color
- Black and Pink – an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other
Credit Where Due:
The theme for this show is the song “Missing You” by Jahzzar, also know as Javier Suarez. You can find his work at betterwithmusic.com. And the font for our logo is by the graphic designer Marisa Passos.
Header image credit: photo by Alexis Goldstein of signs by Code Pink at the DC Vigil in DuPont for Orlando