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Episode Three — The Peoples Climate Pride Parade?

Climate_Stew_Logo_Square1400x1400Last week I attended the Peoples Climate March in NYC and brought back audio for you. I seemed to have developed a mellower sound. We will see if it lasts. Listen here or on  iTunes, and Stitcher.

Today’s episode has one main section–Sounds and Voices from the Peoples Climate March. I marched with a large LGBTQ group of people concerned for the climate, and I asked them, Why are you marching for climate? They provided colorful, passionate, humorous, and moving answers. You also get to hear our chants, a marching band, and a moment of silence (which may sound odd for a podcast but since it is followed by a moment of noise, it works well.)peoples-climate-march

I was there. See peeking in the bottom of the frame.

I was there. See peeking in the bottom of the frame.

And a drag queen shall lead them on.

And a drag queen shall lead them

You will also hear from two LGBTQ luminaries–Rev. Nancy Wilson, moderator of the Metropolitan Community Church, who took part in a presentation, A Queer Response to Climate Change, and Justin Vivian Bond, the performer you may know from Kiki and Herb and Shortbus, and who recently came out as female. She shares some of her reasons for marching.

Enjoy this audio recreation of a very LGBTQ version of the Peoples Climate March.

Justin Vivian Bond on the far right (she marched the whole way with us)

Justin Vivian Bond on the far right (she marched the whole way with us)


Music Credits


Episode Outline

Opening comments

Peterson explains this episode will have one main section with audio clips from the recent People’s Climate March in NYC

Sounds and Voices (in order)

Rev. Nancy Wilson

Fierce, just fierce

Fierce, just fierce

Alessandra and Dara
Marilú Vaffancú
Viva Ruiz, La Chocolatina
Sherri Michalovic
Lee Samelson
Jeffry Henricks
Cathy Kristofferson
Kody Hersh
Molly Caldwell
Paul Brown
Jonathan George
Justin Vivian Bond
Patrick Robbins
Moment of Silence

Moment of Noise

Frida shows up to march

Frida shows up to march

Marching Band
Protest Chants
Santiago Viagas
Rev. Nancy Wilson

Closing Comments

You can listen to Climate Stew podcast at, iTunes, and Stitcher Radio. Special thanks to Rev. Nancy Wilson, the Queers for the Climate, oh, and Joe G, who I swear I saw marching as Frida Kahlo.

Peterson Toscano

Author: Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano is a quirky queer Quaker concerned about Climate Change. His website is

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    Fee on October 5, 2014 at 10:49 am Reply

    This was so beautiful to listen to. <3 I'm very sorry that I wasn't able to attend an event near me but it warms my heart to know that the queer community is so inclusive, thoughtful and concerned about. ultimately, each other. I'm feeling very proud to be queer right now.

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    Susan Finn Miller on October 7, 2014 at 1:40 am Reply


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    Peterson Toscano on October 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Why thank you!

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    Rachel on October 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm Reply

    Loved hearing from the NYC march – I was at the one in London. What a great idea to bring back audio for your podcast.

    • Peterson Toscano
      Peterson Toscano on October 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm Reply

      Ah, so glad you enjoyed it. I love how much of the spirit of the day translated to the audio. I listen and I can see it and feel it all again.

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    Raúl on December 2, 2014 at 4:36 pm Reply

    Hey Peterson thank you very much for using my music, i really appreciate it. Be the soundtrack to the words of inspired and committed people, love it!.

    Greetings from spain!

    • Peterson Toscano
      Peterson Toscano on December 6, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply

      Raúl, I LOVE your music and keep looking for opportunities to share it with others. I will use a short track of yours in Episode 12. It is perfect and I play it in its entirety. I of course give you credit in the notes. Great stuff. Gracias por la musica.

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    Frances on April 13, 2015 at 5:51 am Reply

    Hey P, I’ve been looking at all the stuff you’ve done re queers and the climate for a paper I’m writing. You’re one of the few sources I can find 🙂 Unfortunately it seems like none of your sound files are working. Is that just my problem or have those files been taken down?

    • Peterson Toscano
      Peterson Toscano on May 1, 2015 at 10:52 am Reply

      Hi Frances, thanks for the comment. There was a problem with the podcast plugin program. We have uninstalled it and put in a previous version, so on our site all the episodes are not available. Thanks for letting us know. NEW episodes begin May 4.

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