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KSQD Hosts Cover Pride Month 2023

KSQD Hosts Cover Pride Month 2023

Nationally and locally, this year's Pride Month comes amidst political and social upheaval. Nationally, one of our two major political parties appears to be making discrimination against queer people a cornerstone of their appeal to voters. LGBTQ+-themed books have...

Tying our community together – Andy Carman and Bruce Van Allen connect you to activities and volunteer opportunities

Tying our community together – Andy Carman and Bruce Van Allen connect you to activities and volunteer opportunities

  As Andy Carman began winding down his private practice as a psychologist, he searched for ways to make a difference addressing the many environmental challenges we face. Impressed by the work of our numerous dedicated local environmental groups, he looked at...

Thairie Ritchie and Esabella Bonner share their experiences of being black in Santa Cruz, and working toward Love and Courage

Thairie Ritchie and Esabella Bonner share their experiences of being black in Santa Cruz, and working toward Love and Courage

  Thairie Ritchie is a current Community Organizer and Activist. He organized the Juneteenth March in 2020. He is a former Co-Host of the Unheard Voices program at KSQD,and currently lead organizer of the March Towards Love and Courage Event coming up Monday,...

“A perfectly good body”—a conversation about transmasculine pregnancy

“A perfectly good body”—a conversation about transmasculine pregnancy

The Babblery is a podcast about women’s lives, and though identified female at birth, transgender men are not women. Recent events underscore, however, that LGBTQ rights and women’s rights are deeply entwined. And people’s views of pregnancy and birth are...