On this installment of the Barber Shop Show, we were joined by Adam Poss and Rashaad Hall (who play Drew and Nicky, respectively) in the Goodman Theatre’s production of Christopher Shinn’s “Teddy Ferrara”. They are pictured here.
The play was inspired by the life and death of gay Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. Clementi killed himself in 2010 after his roommate secretly taped him having sex with another man, and put the video online.
We also talk about real issues impacting LGBTQ youth, especially minority youth coming out on the South and West Sides. We talk with Shannon Sullivan, Executive Director of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, and Kim Hunt from Affinity, a South Side LGBTQ advocacy organization.
We were also be joined by Fresco Steez, a 21 year old LGBTQ advocate/activist who works with Affinity.
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