OUT cast 06/14/2021


OUT cast 06/14/2021


90.9 WMPG FM



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Tune in to OUT Cast on Monday, June 14 from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. on WMPG 90.9 FM and from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. on WERU 80.9 FM. OUT Cast hosts Sive and Steve interview Ophelia Hu Kinney and Rich Waitzkin about the plans for the new Equality Community Center in Portland. Our Pride month shows continue with the exciting possibilities this newly purchased space will bring to the queer community in Portland as well as to the community at large. Ophelia Hu Kinney is Director of Communications for the Reconciling Ministries Network, which promotes LGBTQ justice and inclusion in The United Methodist Church. She is also the Worship Coordinator at Hope Gateway in Portland. Describing herself as a garden-variety queer woman who lives with her wife in Scarborough, she blogs about leaving Christian evangelicalism for the spiritual wilderness at QueeringTheKindom.com. Ophelia’s story “Honeysuckle” recently won NYC Midnight’s 100-word Micro-fiction Challenge. Rich Waitzkin is an educator and clinical social worker in Maine for the past 45 years. He served on the front lines of the AIDS crisis in southern Maine, participating in the first training for HIV/AIDS educators and counselors who provided counseling and testing in those early days. He also served on the Governor’s Council for AIDS when John McKernan was in office. Historically, Rich has served on numerous, non-profit boards and most recently, helped establish Portland’s Equality Community Center and now, serves as its board secretary.

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OUT cast 06/14/2021