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Love, Anger, Beauty, Authenticity: The Many Meanings of Lehigh Valley Pride with Eric Yoak and Ariel Torres | Q:LV

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Lehigh Valley Pride is just around the corner! On this episode of Q:LV, Justan Parker Fields welcomes to the studio Eric Yoak, Major Events Manager at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Ariel Torres, newly-promoted Associate Director at Lehigh University’s Pride Center and one of this year’s Lehigh Valley Pride Grand Marshals.

Together they talk about planning for Pride, advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community, being an active ally or accomplice, what Pride means to them, and more.

2022 Lehigh Valley Pride, "Be Loud!, Be Proud!" will take place Sunday, Aug. 21 from 12-6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown.

Q:LV celebrates LGBTQIA+ culture and community, while also inspiring and educating listeners. Listen in every third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:00 PM following Lehigh Valley Business Beat or Wellness Lehigh Valley.

(Original air-date: 8/18/22)

Justan (he,him,his) is a community leader and co-founder of Change Now, a local nonprofit with a focus on the unsheltered neighbor population here in the Lehigh Valley. He also is co-founder and lead organizer for equality and justice with Black Lives Matter Lehigh Valley.
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