4 July 2007

Sue Hyde on Woman-Stirred Radio

This Thursday, July 5th, at 5pm, Sue Hyde joins Merry Gangemi and Woman-Stirred Radio for an upbeat but head-on discussion of GLBTQ issues. For two decades, Sue Hyde has inspired and nurtured organizers and led community members to participate in democracy with the goal of securing freedom, justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their families.

She is a seasoned community organizer and advocate whose issue portfolio at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) has included repeal of sodomy laws, rescission of the military's ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemembers, passage of local and state civil rights laws, training leaders to effectively oppose right-wing incursions in their communities, directing the annual Creating Change Conference, and securing marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Hyde is an accomplished public speaker, teacher and writer whose wit, wisdom and wry observations of politics in these United States frame a tireless dedication to community building and an inexhaustible faith in our movement and its people.

Before joining NGLTF, Hyde served as news editor at Gay Community News in Boston from 1983 to 1985 and was a leader in the community-based campaign to defend lesbian and gay families in Massachusetts when state lawmakers banned the placement of foster children with lesbian and gay parents.

Hyde has trained thousands of queer activists. Hyde is a leader of the battle to preserve marriage rights for same-sex couples in Massachusetts. She was bestowed the prestigious Stonewall Award in 2002, recognizing her for a lifetime of dedication and service to the social movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender freedom, justice and equality. Hyde lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her wife and two children.

Visit Sue Hyde's website at www.comeoutandwin.org

She also serves as the Task Force New England field organizer and lives in Cambridge, Mass., with her partner and their two children.

Woman-Stirred Radio is a writer's collective and cultural blog dedicated to bringing the amazing talent and creative spirit of queer culture to the world, and to preserving our culture for future generations. So please join Merry Gangemi, Julie R. Enszer, Nicki Hastie, and Jan Steckel.