Starting off today’s show we had Terry Starr giving us some background on the history of LGBT radio, in particular the fabulous Shout Out show that he and Mary Milton founded.
Also in the first hour, and other Shout Out stalwart, Steve Shepherd, joined us to talk about his work as an LGBT advocate in the Unite trade union.
You can listen to the first hour here.
We open up the second hour with Lesley Mansell from the Bristol North NHS Trust, who talks to me about equalities issues in the health service. There’s quite a bit of trans coverage in that.
Finally I am joined by Judith Brown of the Bristol Older Women’s Forum and we discuss a variety of issues facing older people in the city.
You can listen to the second hour here.
The music for the show is all gay disco anthems, which were a lot of fun to play. Yes, I did get Amanda Lear and Dana International in the same show.
Next week, floods willing, I’ll be joined in the studio by C.N. Lester and we will talk about opera, boys playing girls, and castrati. C.N. has promised me a 17th Century opera, written by a woman, which is all about gender. It will, as they say, be awesome.