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Podcast host Reggie Condra on balancing Juneteenth and Pride Month

a man with a short beard and shaved head looks into the camera, with masks adorning the wall behind him.
Matthew Smith
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VPR
Reggie Condra, host of the podcast “Brown ‘n Out,” reflects on what Pride Month and Juneteenth mean to him.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and this year it marks the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when police raided a gay nightclub in Greenwich Village in New York City. It's also when many people are celebrating Juneteenth, the day the last enslaved people in the U.S. learned of the Emancipation Proclamation and were freed.

Vermont Edition co-host Connor Cyrus will dive into the intersectionality of being Black and queer in the Green Mountain State — and how sometimes celebrating Pride leaves out the voices of people of color who are queer — with Reggie Condra, host of the podcast “Brown ‘n Out,” about what Pride Month and Juneteenth mean to him.

Broadcast live at noon on Friday, June 17, 2022.

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Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Tedra joined VPR as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.