Outward

COVID, AIDS, and Community

How do we organize when we’re unable to come together?

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Outward, Slate’s queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

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This month, Christina, Bryan, and Rumaan look at comparisons between the COVID-19 pandemic and AIDS with Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. Then they conduct a post-mortem on Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign with D.C. lawyer and Pete supporter Brooke Clagett.

Items discussed on the show:

•  Backyard Envy

• “The Coalitions Aren’t Lining Up,” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate

• “The Queer Opposition to Pete Buttigieg, Explained,” by Masha Gessen in the New Yorker

• “In a Diverse Candidate Field, How Is Pete Buttigieg’s Sexuality Factoring Into His Appeal?” by Christina Cauterucci in Slate

• The HRC’s report on how the COVID-19 crisis will affect the LGBTQ community

Gay Agenda

• Rumaan: Designing Women

• Bryan: Supporting nightlife entertainers and bartenders during this crisis.

• Christina: A 30-Minute Tabata Session to Burn Some Serious Calories

This podcast was produced by Daniel Schroeder.

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