Pride Connection
Where we explore all the colors of the human experience
August 3, 2022

Pride Connection Presents - Growing Up LGBTQ+

Episode Notes

This week a group of BPI members get together and discuss what it was like growing up LGBTQ+, and how things have changed since then. We also provide resources for LGBTQ+ youth and their parents. For more information about BPI please visit us at

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July 20, 2022

Pride Connection Presents - Chris Snyder's 3D Audio Excursion 2022

Episode Notes

If you missed the 3D Audio Excursion at convention this year, fear not; Pride Connection has you covered! Grab those headphones, and tune in. Chris Snyder will take you on a Tesla autonomous driving tour, a trip on the Portland Max Rail to the Portland Pride Festival, a jaunt to the French Quarter Jazz Festival in New Orleans, and top the evening off with a little stand up comedy from the deviously hilarious Emo Phillips. It’s a virtual trip you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget, headphones are required to experience the 3D aspects of the tour.

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June 1, 2022

Pride Connection Presents - From Headwig to Event Horizon and Beyond

Episode Notes

Long-time friend and supporter of BPI, host of the popular podcast Talk Description To Me, JJ Hunt joins Pride Connection for a fascinating conversation and brings us a very special invitation.

JJ shares with us his recent work with NASA describing the Event Horizon/Black-hole; their process for choosing what news and events to cover on Talk Description To Me; and to talk about Rocky Horror and Headwig, and so much more!

After last year’s wildly successful Rocky Horror Live Streaming Event, JJ and VocalEye decided to present Headwig and the Angry Inch for Pride Month. This unique experience includes conversation, musical numbers from the movie, and a few guest stars. JJ is extending a special invitation for all of us to enjoy this fun event (please find the link to register for this event at the end of this announcement).

Pride Connection airs every Tuesday at 10:00 PM EDT on ACB Media 1.

Invite and Link for Headwig

Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00 PM Pacific

The VocalEye virtual lobby will open at 6:30 PM Pacific Time for some socializing and community updates with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 PM with Amy and guests. The featured show begins at 7:00 PM followed by conversation, Q&A, and a prize draw.

If you’ve never attended a VocalEye Almost Live Zoom event before, you can register for just one event or sign up for the full season. A Zoom link and reminder will be sent to you on the day of the event. Almost Live events are designed for people with sight loss, but everyone is welcome.

Register here or call 604-364-5949 Time Zone Converter

May 18, 2022

Pride Connection Presents - Canada Lifts Ban of Gay Men Donating Blood

Episode Notes

Pride Connection airs each Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern on ACB Media 1, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts. For more information please visit our website at

This week we invite Richard Marion from Vancouver, British Columbia on to Pride Connection to talk about Canada removing the ban on gay men donating blood.

Maria Kristic also joins us to discuss LGBTQ+ Rights in the US versus the rest of the world, and how the overturning of Roe V. Wade will not only harm the rights of women in this country, but also spell disaster for the rights of other maginalized people in the US.

Also... Byron Lee, board member, and Gabriel Lopez Kafati, BPI President each have their own exciting announcements to make. So don't miss this jam-packed episode of Pride Connection!

Please join in on our conversation by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

May 4, 2022

Pride Connection Presents: Asexual Representation

Episode Notes

This week, Destiny Dimattel and Randy Reed are joined by married couple Courtney and Royce from “The Ace Couple” podcast. We discuss Asexual representation in media, what makes it good, what makes it bad and some of our favorite characters. Courtney and Royce also discuss a special project they working on within the Ace community.

You can find their podcast online at, or on Twitter @The_Ace_Couple.

You can listen to Pride Connection on ACB Media 1 every Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern, or get it wherever you download your podcasts.

Questions and comments can be e-mailed to [email protected]

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April 20, 2022

Pride Connection Presents - Catching up with Rosemary Ketchum

Episode Notes

This week Anthony and Gabriel speak with council woman, activist and West Virginia’s first ever trans representative.

From language to identity, Don’t Say Gay and how the light shined on these horrific bills may actually help move our communities forward and so much more.

We spoke with Rosemary a little over a year ago and it was such an incredible conversation that we decided to reach out again and ask representative Ketchum for her thoughts on the direction our community is taking in response to these bills around the country and her own journey through identity and finding her way as a community organizer and now representative from the great state of West Virginia.

Our conversation with Rosemary is not only informative but inspirational.

Pride Connection airs on ACB Media 1 every Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern and can be found wherever you get your podcasts right after.

April 13, 2022

Pride Connection Presents - Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum, Wheeling, WV (Rerun)

Episode Notes

Congresswoman Rosemary Ketchum has agreed to come back to Pride Connection on April 26, 2022 for a conversation about legislation that has recently passed that greatly affects us in the LGBTQ+ Community. We decided in preparation for Rosemary's return to Pride Connection, we should revisit our first conversation.

You won’t want to miss this candid and compelling conversation with Rosemary Ketchum, the first trans woman to become an elected official. Rosemary is the Councilwoman for Ward 3 in the city of Wheeling, WV. Rosemary opened up her life to us. From growing up in Ohio; realizing she had to transition; the role of her family during her transition process; her thoughts on inclusive language and pronouns; and how she feels now that she is a successful woman. We also talk politics; her decision to run for a Council Seat; the issues she cares for; and her work ethics.

Rosemary has been a community organizer in the state of West Virginia for a long time. Some of the issues she tackles from her Council Seat include homelessness and poverty. As a Mental Health professional, she focuses on insuring availability of mental health resources in her community.

March 23, 2022

Pride Connection Presents: Two Years Of Pride Connection

Episode Notes

This week we're celebrating our 2nd Anniversary! We decided to make a retrospective of the last two years and highlight some of the most memorable moments on Pride Connection.

Questions or comments, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

March 8, 2022

Pride Connection Presents: Beauty

Episode Notes

This week on Pride Connection, we explore what beauty means to us as blind or partially sighted members of the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we delve into a rich discussion of how we define beauty, what we consider beautiful in ourselves and others, and how embracing our LGBTQ+ identities has helped us to express our inner beauty. Listen any time by clicking the link below: Pride Connection airs on ACB Media 1 Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Questions or comments? Email [email protected]

February 23, 2022

Pride Connection Presents: Pride Connection: The Words of our Rainbow, Identifying or Insults

Episode Notes

Language is the cornerstone of the human experience and as we all know words have power. However, what kind of power have the words we use to identify ourselves been appropriated, corrupted and used to bully or belittle? How have we taken back these words and used them in our own advocacy and identity? As the rainbow expands how important is it for our community to educate and advocate for proper language usage

This is the third in a series of powerful conversations surrounding the identities and challenges of the LGBTQ Community. For previous episodes goto and choose Podcasts and Pride Connection. 

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