Pride Connection
Where we explore all the colors of the human experience

Pride Connection Presents: BPI’s Advocacy Committee; plans for 2024; Jacksonville Rally; Includes a message from Florida State Representative, Anna Eskamani

December 6, 2023

Episode Notes

This time on Pride Connection, Host Anthony Corona is back, and with him are Advocacy Committee co-chairs Gabriel Lopez Kafati and Tristan Snyder. We’ll hear from Florida State Representative Anna Eskamani, and we’ll get an update on BPI’s plans to bring a powerful advocacy rally to Jacksonville.

BPI’s reinvigorated Advocacy Committee is ready to offer a platform not only to the LGBTQ+ community, but to all marginalized communities. In this powerful episode, we talk about our views on diversity and about the importance of advocating for equality across the board.

Pride Connection Presents: Don't Say Gay, Won't Make Us Go Away (RERUN)

November 20, 2023

Episode Notes

This is a rebroadcast of a previous episode that aired over Pride Month 2023.

Blind Pride International and Members and our Allies offer testimonials surrounding restrictive Laws, book bans, drag story hours and so much more.

As our community is used as a pawn for political divisiveness, hear from our members in their own words how destructive these proposed and sadly adopted laws are to our community and country. Words matter so much more than we realize and in the words of our MEMBERS AND ALLIES, you will hear how the rhetoric hurts, devalues and frightens us to the core.

Our members are; Teachers, Lawyers and Tech developers. They are Parents, Daughters, Sons and Non-binary individuals. Most of all, they are Americans! They are watching and listening as factions in the United States try to Weaponize the way we love. They attempt to shame and blame the LGBTQ+ community, all while framing their divisive tactics as saving the soul of America. The hurt and damage to the mental health of the most vulnerable among us is incalculable.

We aren’t attempting to groom or convert; rather, we are trying to live our lives as proud Americans. In this episode, you will hear from the very people who are living through these scary times. This powerful episode shines light on the feelings evoked by almost daily attacks on LGBTQ+ HUMANS!!

For More information or to support Blind LGBT Pride International, please visit: WWW.BPI.Gay

Or to join our mission:


Pride Connection Presents: Rewriting History - Did Helen Keller Exist?

November 8, 2023

Episode Notes

This episode is brought to us by permission from the Multicultural Affairs Committee (MCAC). This discussion was recorded at the American Council of the Blind National Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois on July 5, 2023.

Panelists Jennifer Arnott, Pam Shaw, and Tristan Snyder discuss how recent laws that lead to the removal of books are rewriting history and affecting the blind and other marginalized groups. They highlight the debate over Helen Keller's existence as a key example of this issue. The conversation emphasizes the need to maintain a full historical record in schools and libraries to support equality and rights for all communities.

Pride Connection Presents: They're Kooky and Spooky; The BPI Family

October 25, 2023

Episode Notes

This evening at 10pm ET and directly after wherever you listen to your podcasts, Pride Connection puts the treat into the Tricky Halloween bag.

Enjoy a delectable grab bag of treats including stories and reflections from our community, a spooky audio drama from Tristan Snyder, and a musical offering from Jessica Tomlinson! It's the perfect way to jump into Halloween season!

To listen ask your devices to play: ACB Media and choose stream 1 or go to: and choose stream 1 or search under podcasts.

Special Thanks to all BPI members who shared their Spooky and to Jessica Tomlinson for producing this extravaganza!

To support BPI or get more information please visit:

Pride Connection Presents: Coming Out Day

October 11, 2023

Episode Notes

For many years, October 11 has been recognized in our country as “National Coming Out Day.”

Have you ever wondered why do we celebrate coming out? Do you know what is the importance of coming out for the LGBTQ+ Community?

In this edition of Pride Connection, we share and listen personal stories that illustrate why it is so important. Join us, as we hear powerful testimonials from a diverse panel composed of BPI Members.

Pride is the opposite of shame; and for too long, members of the LGBTQ+ Community were forced to live in shame, in a closet. Coming Out is the act of sharing with loved ones and society at large the fullness of our beauty and the entirety of our light!

Letting someone you know that they have a safe space in which they can feel free to come out and be themselves is not only life-changing, but it can also be life-saving.

Please join Pride Connection, as BPI celebrates National Coming Out Day!

Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 PM EDT and shortly after through your favorite podcast catcher.

Pride Connection Presents: Let's Talk About Podcasts

September 27, 2023

Episode Notes

Tune in as the Pride Connection crew recommend some of their favorite other podcasts, besides Pride Connection, that is! You may want to add a few of these to your favorite podcast catcher! Happy listening!

Stacey's Recommendations:

Making Gay History

VisionCast with JC & Friends

Aaron's Opinion

Brynn's Recommendations:

Gender Reveal

We're Having Gay Sex

Penny Forward

Twenty Thousand Hertz

The Morning Stream

The Moth

TED Radio Hour

Overcast - APP

Jessica's Recommendations:



We Can Do Hard Things

The Soundgirls Podcast

Leah's Recommendations:


The Rachel Maddow Podcast

The Fun Zone with Brynn Lee

iCatcher - APP

Pride Connection Presents: First They Came For...

September 13, 2023

Episode Notes

First they came for is a recording of an advocacy panel discussion, held at the Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois. Participants spoke about current threats to our community, and what can be done to ensure that we have a brighter future. Please listen, and. Be inspired to get involved!

Pride Connection Presents: Aging Over The Rainbow

August 30, 2023

Episode Notes

In today's episode, we embark on an enlightening journey through the exploration of aging within the LGBTQ+ community. We're honored to present "Aging Over The Rainbow," a discussion that provides insights into the unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs faced by LGBTQ+ individuals as they age.

Featuring our hosts, Anthony Corona and Miss Ruth Williams, and special guest, Dr. David Rosen, this conversation dives deep into the intersectionality of aging and LGBTQ+ identity. With thoughtful reflections and expert insights, we gain a clearer understanding of the dynamics at play and the importance of fostering inclusivity at every stage of life.

Pride Connection Presents - Who Are You? Queer, Gay, Blind, and Other Identifiers

August 16, 2023

Episode Notes

This week Randy Reed hosts a panel discussion exploring various identifiers in blind and LGBTQ+ communities. Anthony Corona, Brynn Lee, and Stacey Paulson join us to discuss which identifiers they use and how these identities intersect. This conversation was recorded during the Virtual portion of the 2023 ACB National Convention.

Pride Connection Presents - Tristan Snyder's 3D Audio Excursion 2023

July 12, 2023

Episode Notes

Back by popular demand, come with Tristan Snyder as he takes you on another 3D audio excursion to places real and fantastic. Put on your headphones and tune in to ACB Media to get the full 3D sound experience. Sit back and journey with us as we go from the ordinary to the unbelievable. We’d tell you what to expect, but where would be the fun in that? Life is an adventure, and this is one you won’t want to miss. Send questions about this episode to [email protected]