EPISODE 24 - Pride Special! | Becky comes out | Erica Nix, Briona Jenkins & Charlie Bonner do FMK the queer way | Save the drag queens | Gay bunnies
GAY RIGHTS! In this special Pride episode of The Rabble, three of our queer heroes, ahem QUEEROS, take over "Political F*ck, Marry, Kill" -- all the love to Erica Nix (Workout with Erica Nix), Bri Jenkins (Out Youth and the Queer For It pod), and Charlie Bonner (MOVE Texas and also the best parts of the Internet, generally). Plus our very own Becky comes out! (surprised face emoji)
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THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
Erica Nix - https://workoutwithericanix.com/
@ the Contemporary in Austin 6/22:
Exercise Your Rights with Erica Nix! @ the Governor's Mansion 6/24
Briona Jenkins -
Charlie Bonner -
Proud Texan Stickers
SH*T TO DO:
Our public schools are not required to teach any sex education, but if they do, they are only required to EMPHASIZE abstinence until marriage.
Right now, our State Board of Education is revising the health curriculum standards — including standards on sex education. Publishers will write new textbooks based on those standards. Here are three ways you can get involved:
Volunteer to serve on the Texas Education Agency’s work groups drafting the new health curriculum standards. You can be anyone, an educator, scholar, parent. They need your voice in this conversation:
Call or write your rep on the State Board of Education to tell them you want local schools to talk about sex, too. Find out who reps you on the State Board of Education
Start paying attention to the 2020 down ballot races NOW. If you know someone passionate about education, urge them to run for the State Board of Education.
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Children’s book referenced by Charlie: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=julian+is+a+mermaid&crid=1OD0C22TE4EWA&sprefix=julian+%2Caps%2C183&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_7
LGBTQ+ Friendly Businesses to Support in Austin:
Cheer Up Charlie’s
Lick Ice Cream
Austin Books & Comics
Austin LBGT Chamber of Commerce