Pride Connection Presents: Why Pride???

June is internationally recognized as Pride Month and this year BPI members and allies have taken to the MIC to share their thoughts on Why Pride? Why Pride matters? Why Pride is important? This powerful set of testimonials spans experiences both very personal and very retrospective of our community. We share from our vulnerability, experience … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: Get Packing

Late May coincides with Memorial Day in the U.S. and warm weather in many regions of the world. With summer in the air, it’s time to pull out the suitcases from the closet and set out for new travel destinations. On today’s Pride Connection podcast, Leah Gardner talks with some BPI members about their travel … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: BPI on Pride Celebrations

Pride is a big deal in the LBGTQIA Plus community, but, for some of us who are blind or visually impaired, the idea of attending such a huge event can feel scary and/or overwhelming. On this episode of Pride Connection, we reached out to some of our members who have attended pride marches all over … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: Getting Crafty

Episode Notes This week Anthony Corona and Jessica Tomlinson speak with Kaila Allen of ACB Crafters and Jade Alexander to learn about many ways of creating accessible craft projects. Amethyst Twilight also shares her own personal experiences with art and crafting. Low vision? No vision? You can still be an artist or crafter and add … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: Accessiblity In The Performing Arts

Episode Notes Join Pride Connection as we talk with Diane, Collin of ArtsAbly, along with Shannon and Natalia, two blind musicians, who have both studied at the university level. They talk accessibility in the university halls, and the concert halls, and even beyond in the broader community. Learn about some barriers they faced, and some … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: Embarassing Stories and Bloopers

Episode Notes We at Blind Pride International are always working diligently to advocate for our membership. But, things have been kind of heavy lately and we wanted to lighten things up. We invited BPI members to a recording session where they could share their embarrassing stories and bloopers. Join us for an episode full of … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: LGBTQ+ Representation in TV and Film

Episode Notes This week a panel of guests lead by Jessica Tomlinson talk about LGBTQ+ representation in TV and Film. Who was your first celebrity gay crush? What character helped you to find the strength to come out? Which character did you most identify with? We discuss these topics and more on this week’s episode … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: The Unsilent – Voices For Human Rights

Episode Notes This week on Pride Connection, we have produced a very special program highlighting the importance of human rights. This episode features a rich tapestry of voices from all walks of life within the membership of Blind LGBT Pride International. The focal point of this presentation is the recent decision by the American Council … Read more

Pride Connection Presents: Let’s Talk About Books!

Episode Notes This week we invited BPI members and allies to come to Clubhouse to talk about their favorite LGBTQ+ Books. We covered every genre from non-fiction to the weirdest of science fiction and everything in between. Thank you to Jessica Tomlinson for taking the helm and leading this conversation.