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Profiles in PRIDE - Adrian Shanker | WDIY Special News Feature

Adrian Shanker

Marcie Lightwood with WDIY News presents: Profiles in PRIDE featuring the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

This week's profile is of Adrian Shanker, Executive Director and Founder of the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown.

The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.

Listen each Monday in June during All Things Considered at 5:44pm for another Profile in PRIDE.

(original air date: 6/14/21)

Marcie Lightwood came to WDIY to set up WDIY's first on-air membership drive, and she has stayed with the station ever since. Marcie is a self-employed social worker, specializing in parenting education, working with people in poverty and group facilitation. Currently, Marcie serves as local host for NPR's All Things Considered on Friday afternoons along with producing special WDIY news features. She is the mother of four grown children and lives in Allentown.
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