What career combines the arts of diplomacy, organizing, speaking, teaching, writing, fund raising, leadership development with a passion to resolve violence?
Ask most leaders of movements focused on resolving violence what they do for a living. You'll discover they wear many hats all in one day! One well worn hat is that of speaker and guest on many a radio, TV and web show. Wearing that hat in this post is Todd Haley, II the President/Chairman of The Pink Panthers Movement.
The rise in violent crimes against same-sex oriented souls or those perceived to be same-sex oriented, like Ryan Langenegger (a straight Nebraska man) who defended two of his gay friends is on the rise. Why this increase? What rational reason justifies an increase in people being beaten or killed, just for being same-sex oriented or being an ally of someone who is lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or asexual (LGBTQA)? Frankly, no reason justifies violence of any kind. To reduce acts of violence against anyone who is (or is perceived as) LGBTQA, meet The Pink Panthers Movement.
Gay Soul Talk wonders, do you know about The Pink Panthers Movement? This Halloween night, Soul Dancer (Gay Soul Talk host and producer) interviews Todd in a short 30 minute show. Learn how at the age of 14, Todd started his journey to be an out community organizer and leader. Todd also speaks to how he faced some cold hard facts about what it means to be an adult man in a community popularly stereotyped based on centuries-old myths. As we get to know Todd, his vision and his passion to grow The Pink Panthers Movement, we'll learn how to peacefully resolve violence acts inspired by homophobia.
Gay Soul Talk is a weekly live-talk radio show that creates safe space for gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, asexual souls (of all ages) along with their family, friends and allies to talk about matters that affect their well being on a body, mind and spiritual level. If you miss our live shows, no worries. We record every show! Click to visit (and listen to) our on-demand show archives any time.
To ensure listeners experience a hate-free, preacher-free space, all guests and hosts are pre-screened / cleared in advance. This show welcomes additional hosts who wish to produce shows featuring people out being the change our world needs to enjoy more peace, health and happiness. To audition to be a show host, be a guest on this show to share your vision, passion, charm and dreams.
To learn more about becoming a community organizer (like Todd and Soul), research a masters in social work (MSW). Soul earned his MSW at the University of Minnesota to support his passion to be of service to communities locally and globally. Now in private practice, Soul consults with community organizers of large and small movements to support their needs to learn, laugh and grow solid, stable, healthy communities.