Ellie 2.0 Radio – January 27, 2024

Our featured idealist of the week is Jeanne Manford, who in 1971 wrote a letter to the NY Post telling the world the she loved her gay son who had been the victim of a homophobic attack. As a result of the positive outpouring to that letter, Jeanne would go on to found PFLAG—Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays—one of the largest LGBTQ+ support organizations in the country. The Big Interview is with Kelly Jenson who writes a weekly blog, Literary Activism, which documents efforts to push back against book bans in countless libraries in America. In the C-Block I talk about speaking to LGBTQ+ students and also about a March 14 Gray Area Thinking© public event in Chaska—please come!