Andrea Jenkins is Senior Policy Aide for Elizabeth Glidden, who was elected to represent the 8th Ward in South Minneapolis in November 2005. Andrea joined the 8th Ward Office in January, 2006. Andrea and I will be talking about her view of Pride and the events held in the transgender community.
CheerDorothyCheer is a group of six men who use their love of music, dance and silliness to work towards AIDS awareness and fundraising. I didn't know that much about them so I sent them an email and now they are appearing on the show. Lavender magazine gave them a Pride Award and we will be hearing about that and their other activities.
Dean Otto is the Walker Art Center Film/Video Assistant Curator and has been active in film and video programming for 22 years. . He recently initiated the annual Queer Takes program at Walker after serving as the programmer for the Minneapolis/St. Paul LGBT Film Festival for several years for Minnesota Film Arts. He also served as President of the Board of Midwest Media Artists' Access Center in St. Paul during his two-year term. Otto is co-curator of the MNTV series on Twin Cities Public Television. He co-directed the short Minnesota Mean with Marjie Thieman that premiered at the Flaming Film Festival in May 2001. I will be giving away tickets to Friday and Saturday nights films during the show.