Today on Ujima – LGBT Rights

Today’s show was a Diversity Special put together for me by my friend Berkeley Wilde of Diversity Trust. With Berkeley in the studio were Sarah-Louise Minter of LGBT Bristol, Lesley Mansell of North Bristol NHS Trust, Mitch McMorrow of Bristol City Council (and Shout Out Radio), and John, a young, black gay man from Bristol.

We covered a lot of territory: legislation, hate crime, services for young people, the 20th birthday of Freedom Youth, services for old people, LGBT celebrities, the need for monitoring, Ireland finally getting legal recognition for trans people (today, well done, TENI!), the plight of LGBT asylum seekers and probably a whole lot more that I have forgotten.

You can find the first hour of the show here, and the second hour here. And by the way if you want to listen to my Pride coverage it is here — sorry about the Dr. Flex billing, the Listen Again system is automated and doesn’t cope well with unusual scheduling, and thanks to the good Doctor for the use of his slot.)

The playlist for today’s show was as follows:

  • Secret Love – The Vinyl Closet
  • Doubt – Kele Okereke
  • It Must Be Love – Labi Siffre
  • Feels Good – Rahsaan Patterson
  • Bleed Like Me – Garbage
  • Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe (feat. Erykah Badu)
  • Talking ‘Bout A Revolution – Tracy Chapman
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

On next week’s show I’ll be having a chat with a teenage fashion designer, Kieran Mceleny; catching up with friend of the show, Christina Zaba; finding out from Sian Webb why Bristol lags behind in the gender pay gap stakes; and talking to Assistant Mayor Daniella Radice about the 50:50 campaign for female representation in the City Council that was launched today. There may be a bit of feminist ranting.