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OUTCincinnati is hosted by Chris and Melissa from the Radio Artifact Studios. The program covers the Greater Cincinnati LGBT+ community and beyond. Interviewed are politicians, artists, musicians, drag queens, and anyone with a great Cincinnati story to tell.
75 Episodes
Chris and Melissa discuss the Equality Act being considered in the US Congress, and then discuss the dangerous hostility towards LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana in West Africa and a temporary closure of their new LGBTQ+ center due to the hostilities. Guests Darnell Pierre Benjamin, CPD Officer Lisa Johnson, and Alex Newell.
Cincinnati Pride Parade cancelled again this year, Chris and Melissa take a look back at Cincinnati Pride history. Featured guest Scott Knox and Michael Chanak.
Chris and Melissa learn about how the performing arts are surviving COVID shutdowns from NKU Theatre + Dance Program Head and Associate Professor Michael Hatton.
OUT Cincinnati delves into the career of RuPaul. Featuring interviews with Drag Race Queens DETOX, Penny Tration, Nina West and Jujubee.
Springboro's newest and maybe first drag show sold out in just a couple of days. Drag Queen Atlanta Dayeraye talks to Chris and Melissa about the upcoming show and how she has created a Facebook page to help connect the LGBTQ+ community in Springboro in hopes of creating a community outreach program.
Out Cincinnati features Officer Lisa Johnson, the LGBTQ+ liaison for the Cincinnati Police Department. She talks about the present condition of the homeless population in the city and members of the LGBTQ+ community in that population. Officer Johnson talks about her experience helping homeless teens who were kicked out of their homes after coming out.
OUTCincinnati features music from Cincinnati LGBTQ+ artist Tim'm T. Westand DJ Planet Venus on this episode. Chris talks to Dionne Warwick about her LGBTQ+ advocacy.
On this episode of OUT Cincinnati, Chris and Melissa find out how the Freestore Foodbank is handling helping those in need during COVID19. We also find out about what's going on with the Cincinnati Mens' Chorus and how COVID19 isn't stopping them from performing.
This episode of OUT Cincinnati features Charmaine McGuffey. She is the first openly lesbian to run for Hamilton County Sheriff and shares her experience fighting to end discrimination in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
This episode of Out Cincinnati features Jonah Yokoyama from Equitas talking about a new treatment available that helps prevent the spread of HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at risk for HIV take daily medicine to lower their chances of getting HIV. Organizer Allyson West says the Cindependent Film Festival is still on for this year with a mobile cinema presentation coming to you. Chris and Melissa discuss dogs, cheese, and Eddie Van Halen's appearance in Back To The Future.
On OUT Cincinnati this week a surprise announcement by performing artist Benjy Bradshaw and Chris and Melissa find out what's happening at this year's Dayton Independent Film Festival.
This episode of OUT Cincinnati covers the topic of mental health issues including suicide prevention. Chris and Melissa talk with representatives from Heartland Trans Wellness and Equitas, Dr. Jennifer Wright-Berryman from the University of Cincinnati, and legendary singer songwriter and suicide prevention activist Judy Collins.
On OUT Cincinnati Melissa talks with opera singer, actor, and baker Will M Reed who clues us in on what’s happening with the Cincinnati Opera and how you can still see opera performances in the Queen City. Will shares stories about his adventures with his long time spouse, famous drag performer Tony Cody, also known as Penny Tration from Season 5 of RuPaul's Drag Race.
This week's episode of OUT Cincinnati features Jose Rodriguez with Equitas Health, an organization that serves the needs of the LGBTQ Community in Cincinnati and across Ohio. Jose discusses the new Walnut Hills location, a new COVID testing event, and how YOU can get involved with your health. We also learn about Jose’s bulldog. His name is Hank.
OUTCincinnati discusses The Cincinnati Men’s Chorus and their event with MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir called Cincinnati, Lifting Every Voice, Singing Proudly for Equality. Chris and Melissa are joined by Activist, Teacher, Writer Key Beck (03:46). Key is an LGBTQ Training Specialist at Lighthouse Safe and Supported. Later, writer and activist Michael Chanak (34:10) talks about their history of being a leader in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights beginning at Procter &Gamble in the 1980's and what they are doing now.
This week's episode of OUT Cincinnati features a 17-year-old who organized Milford Pride this year, and we hear from Detox from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 who is making an appearance in Cincinnati in October.
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