InterPod by InterPride

The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is focused on uplifting and sharing voices from around the world.  Share your thoughts via our social media channels, and our host might read them during the podcast.

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August 2021

The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, launched our 1st episode, WorldPride: The Fight For Acceptance on August 19th!

Hosted by Michelle Meow, the first episode focuses on WorldPride. Join us for the first episode where we hear from Somali immigrant and trans activist who lives in Denmark, Moeisha Ali Aden. We also hear from a former Professional Ice hockey player who is the third player to come out in the world of hockey, Jon Lee-Olsen. With WorldPride going on, we also hear from the Copenhagen WorldPride Chairperson since 2013, Lars Henriksen. As if that weren't enough, we have the honor of hearing from the Italian LGBTQIA+ leader Imma Battaglia who, when she was President of Mario Mieli, lead the bid for and organized the first WorldPride in Rome back in 2000. There's a first for everything in the world, and we hear from Queer performing artist Jean Michel and his new song, Heartbreak. Our closing guest is Kate Wickett, from Sydney 2023, the first woman elected as CEO to lead a WorldPride! These guests share their experiences, messages of hope and offer a map for us to follow in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality worldwide!

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Producer & Host

Michelle Meow is the host and producer of "The Michelle Meow Show.” The program’s tagline is: ‘Your A-Z, covering the LGBT, LMNOP, and everyone in between.’ Michelle’s mission is constructing opportunities for people to listen in to deep conversations to develop understanding and empathy. She shares, “We simply don’t have enough opportunities to talk and not enough moments to listen.” Michelle’s show can be heard in San Francisco and nationally on the Progressive Voices Network and her local TV show can be seen on KBCW TV and Channel 44.

Michelle also produces programs at the iconic Commonwealth Club, where she has also serves on their Board of Governors. There she is dedicated to conversations around social justice with an intersectional lens. She has interviewed notable thought-leaders such as Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, NFL's first out LGBTQ coach Katie Sowers, first American woman in space, and Sally Ride's widow Tam O'Shaughnessy. Since 2006, Michelle has been a co-host of the San Francisco Pride Parade broadcast and she was the President of their Board of Directors from 2014-2018. She is a self-described LGBTQI+ history geek, information sponge, and a lover not a fighter.

Michelle shares, “Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create change. We are all different, but in our differences, we find similarities and hope. Exchanging thoughtful dialogue can create change we all seek in humanity.”

You can learn more about Michelle and her programming at here.