Welcome to the 2011 June episode of the Broad Pod! Trisha Wooldridge from A Novel Friend Writing and Editing hosts this month's collection of short readings celebrating Pride for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer topics.
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June is national LGBTQ month, and our podcast today celebrates stories from across the rainbow spectrum. Kelly A. Harmon shares a tale of two women who hunt wyverns, inspire skylights, and refuse to submit to men's assumptions. Jennifer Pelland shows the heartache of a woman forced to confront an android copy of her beloved wife. Connie Wilkins rewrites a bit of World War 2 with a female demolitions expert's first encounter with magic-weaving woman in Breton. Roberta Gregory reads an excerpt where her female protagonist realizes she shouldn't make assumptions about anyone's sexuality - including her own. Jessica Freely closes this collection with a touching test of trust in a society suffering from transgendered class warfare.
Broad Universe is proud to support our members who are part of and who write in the LGBTQ community, and these beautiful stories should give you a few good reasons why. Enjoy!