Inclusive Sex Education – Hunter Wagenaar

(July 11, 2019) Making Change Radio host Catherine Read talks with activist Hunter Wagenaar, a student at the University of Virginia, who is advocating for more inclusive sex education. Sex education curriculum needs to be fact based, medically accurate and science based and it needs to include the LGBTQ community. This is the mission of…

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Gay Rights Movement with Dale Brumfield

(January 23, 2019) Catherine Read sits down with Cultural Archeologist Dale Brumfield, to talk about the history of the Gay Rights Movement. Looking back to the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Brunfield outlines the struggle faced by so many LGBTQ individuals, and the ongoing fight for equality. This year will mark the 10th year in…

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Reverend Emma Chattin on Inside Scoop

(Dec. 24, 2018) Reverend Emma Chattin, of the Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, joins Catherine Read for the Christmas Eve edition of Inside Scoop. Their conversation covers Rev. Chattin’s ministry work throughout her career with LGBTQ and transgender individuals. Equality Virginia recognized Rev. Chattin as an “Outstanding Virginian” for her many years of work…

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Sam Brinton – The Trevor Project

(July 16, 2018) Catherine Read sits down with Sam Brinton, head of advocacy at The Trevor Project, an organization that supports LGBTQ youth through a crisis intervention and a suicide prevention lifeline. (Sam identifies as gender fluid and uses the pronouns they/them/theirs.) The TrevorLifeline is a 24/7-support line accessible via voice or text, manned by…

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Supporting LGBTQ Students – Back to School 2016

(Aug. 22, 2016) Catherine Read examines the challenges facing LGBTQ students as they prepare to return to school in September. Recent cases regarding transgender bathroom policies in Fairfax County, Gloucester County, Stafford County and Grayson County have left Virginia students and families with a great deal of anxiety. In the first segment, Pat Hynes of…

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