CRANE organizer Lacey Williams and I had the chance to chat with Keith Larson during his show on WBT News-Talk 1110 AM on Wednesday. Larson’s invite to us was extended after CRANE presented Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James a special Valentine’s Day card saying “Gay is OK” and imploring James to lay aside his anti-gay rhetoric and begin treating all Mecklenburg County citizens with the respect and dignity they deserve.
On Larson’s show, we got into a great conversation about words, slurs and labels. Where did they come from? What do they mean? Do they matter? How confusing is all this?
It was a great educational moment for our community, Charlotte’s straight community and Larson’s listeners. Continue reading
Don’t miss CRANE organizers Lacey Williams and Matt Comer on today’s Keith Larson Show, shortly after 10 a.m.
Catch it on WBT News-Talk 1110 AM or listen live online.
Yesterday, Lacey and CRANE organizer Laura Maschal presented anti-gay Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James with a Valentine’s Day card from the gay community. The message was simple enough: “Gay is OK.”
“We’d like to present Commissioner James with a Valentine’s card from the gay and gay-friendly community in Charlotte with the hope that with loving support, and maybe some tough love, he can turn his attitudes around in 2010,” Laura said in our press release yesterday morning. “We’ll keep on checking in with him throughout the year to make sure he stops using anti-gay slurs and begins to open his eyes to the power of love in our community.”