Misunderstanding, Fear, and Hate Part IV: LGBTQ+

In Part IV of the series, Misunderstanding, Fear, and Hate, the discussion will focus on the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. Stitchers Youth Council’s guests include actor, creative activist, and educator Merlin Bell and Marc Ridgell, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, studying Africana Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Sociology. Marc is a research fellow for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. In partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, they are assisting with editing written work, organizing budgets, and they are also collaborating on this podcast with StitchCast Studio.


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Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018


Saint Louis Story Stitchers is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Lewis Prize for Music Accelerator Award, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, and March For Our Lives Aid & Alliance.

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