Show Info

Hosted by: Admin
Produced by: Admin

Show Times

Timezone: EDT [UTC-4]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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About the Show

“Loud & Proud” brings together vibrant personalities, thought-provoking discussions, and empowering narratives that celebrate diversity, challenge stereotypes, and foster inclusivity.

The significance of launching such a program extends far beyond simply adding another show to your station’s lineup. Instead, it represents a crucial step towards providing a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ individuals, not just in Carrboro, but across the state. Allow me to elaborate on why “Loud & Proud” is so important:

Reducing Suicides: LGBTQ+ individuals, especially youth, are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing mental health challenges, including depression and suicidal ideation, due to societal stigma and discrimination. By offering a platform where LGBTQ+ voices are heard and validated, we can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide vital support to those who may be struggling.

Creating a Forum for Expression: Many LGBTQ+ individuals face barriers to expressing themselves openly due to fear of judgment or rejection. A radio show dedicated to LGBTQ+ topics provides a forum where individuals can share their experiences, stories, and concerns without fear of discrimination. This not only empowers individuals to embrace their identities but also fosters a sense of belonging within the community.

Education and access to Health Resources: The LGBTQ+ community often faces disparities in accessing healthcare, including specialized services related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Through our radio show, we bcan provide information and resources on LGBTQ+ health, including mental health support, HIV/AIDS prevention, hormone therapy, and gender-affirming care. This access to vital resources can improve the overall well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals and contribute to reducing health disparities.

Building Community and Support Networks: By featuring interviews, discussions, and community events on our radio show, we can help build connections and support networks within the LGBTQ+ community. This sense of community is invaluable, providing individuals with a sense of belonging, acceptance, and solidarity.

In summary, launching the first LGBTQ+ radio show in Carrboro and North Carolina is not just about entertainment; it’s about making a tangible difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals. It’s about creating a space where voices are heard, where lives are uplifted, and where barriers are broken down.

Host: My name is Berenice Malagon, an Emmy Award Winner Journalist with more than 20 years serving the community in Mexico and US markets. I work with El Centro Hispano, as PR and Communications Spec. El Centro Hispano is the oldest and largest Hispanic Lead Nonprofit Organization serving Carrboro and other 15 counties in North Carolina for over 30 years.