Strange Fruit
7:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland

Credit Jen Lemen

Last week we were invited by the Muhammad Ali Center to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for marriage equality in Maryland.

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Strange Fruit
3:13 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Strange Fruit: African-American Voices in Classical Music

Strange Fruit
2:21 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Strange Fruit: Trans* Students in Louisville; Historical Context for the "Black Woman Chair"

Devin, Makuthi and Mwende in Kenya


This week, we're joined by WFPL's Devin Katayama. Devin covers the education beat for the station, and he sat down with us to talk about his newest project, focusing on the experiences of trans* high school students in Louisville.

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Strange Fruit
12:03 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Strange Fruit: Keith McGill Directs Comedy on Sex in Middle Age; Trans Leaders on Katie Couric

Credit Disney/ABC

Louisville comedian Keith McGill has been one of our favorite people since he was first on the show last year to talk about his work in a local production of Top Dog/Underdog. That play explored themes of black masculinity through the fractured relationship of two brothers struggling with instability and poverty.

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Strange Fruit
11:44 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Strange Fruit: A Conversation with Trans Activist Janet Mock


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Local News
6:30 am
Thu June 7, 2012

All Gender is Performance: Lucian Grey, Defining Fairness

Lucian Grey's mother was raised in an all-male household, and she, "didn't know what to with having a girl," he explains. "Femininity in general was not her experience. So she just did what she knew how to do."

She raised Lucian as a boy, although he was born biologically female. He played with G.I. Joes and loved baseball, soccer, and ice hockey. Lucian grew up feeling like his body didn't match who he was, but it wasn't until high school that he really had to confront the disparity. "I'd always kind of identified as male, and then we get to the point where there's the locker room situation, and 'Okay, let's go change. Girls' bathroom is over there,' and I'm like, 'Wait, what?'"

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