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Regionally Speaking, October 11, 2022

Today: National Coming Out Day is October 11th. The day honors and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer people and their “coming out of the closet” to proudly be their true selves. We're spending the hour speaking with LGBTQ community members as well as allies sharing their thoughts on why this day is so important. Troy Stevenson from the Trevor Project shares information on resources that are available for LGBT youth, Barb Langel with First Unitarian church of Hobarts discusses the intersectionality of faith and the LGBT community but up first we speak with Elizabeth Menning with PFLAG Crown Point about the work the organization is doing to support LGBT community members and their families. All of that on this edition of Regionally Speaking

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engag, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.
As Vice President of Radio Operations, Tom is responsible for overseeing Lakeshore Public Radio. He oversees the radio station’s programming, as well as news. He was instrumental in bringing several different genres of music to Lakeshore Public Radio.