In celebration of Pride Month, KLRN and Pride Center San Antonio are participating in an online screening and discussion of PBS Digital Studios web series, First Person this Tuesday at 7 PM. The show, which releases new episodes every other Thursday, covers topics relating to gender identity, queer community, and sexuality. Kristin Russo, of Everyone Is Gay, hosts the series and will be a panelist for discussion alongside Pride Center San Antonio’s own Robert Salcido, Jr.
The Pride Center says Salcido’s participation is part of The Center’s “ongoing efforts to collaborate and form partnerships with community groups and organizations.” Reaching out to online viewers through discussion of topics that may relate to their own life experiences also serves to strengthen The Center’s goal of “serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.”
First Person premiered on YouTube this past February. Previous episodes have featured trans activist Skylar Kergil, bisexual writer, musician, and filmmaker Vivek Shraya, Bklyn Boihood founder Ryann Holmes, and ESPN reporter Kate Fagan, among others. Topics have included the transexual experience, bisexual erasure, coming out, and the importance of safe spaces for queer people of color.
Anyone wishing to view the show and participate in the discussion with Kristin and Robert can log on to oovee.itvs.org at 7 PM this Tuesday.