June 29, 2021

EP. 219 — What Does Pride Mean To You? with Ashlee Marie Preston

Last June, LGBTQIA+ activist, journalist, and media personality Ashlee Marie Preston joined Jonathan on Instagram Live for a conversation about Pride, racial justice, and everyday acts of resistance. To round out Pride this year, we’re releasing that conversation as a podcast episode.


Follow Ashlee Marie Preston on Instagram @ashleemariepreston and Twitter @AshleeMPreston, and learn more about her work at YouAreEssential.org. Make sure to revisit her first appearance on Getting Curious, recently released from our archives: “Am I A Self-Karen?”

Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. While you’re on Instagram, check out some of our other Instagram Live conversations with activists, politicians, scientists, and more friends of the show.

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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness & Ashlee Marie Preston JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness. And every week I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. This week, we’re rereleasing an Instagram Live conversation recorded in June 2020, it’s one of my very favorite conversations of all time, with Ashlee Marie Preston, who has since become a very, very, like, close, close, close, close friend, who I love so much, where I get to ask her: What does Pride mean to you? Hi, everyone. We are going to have a gorgeous Pride conversation with Ashlee Marie Preston. So Ashlee Marie Preston, if you’ve been-, not had the pleasure to know who she is, she is an award-winning media personality, commentator, award-winning journalist. She’s also is the first open, out trans woman to run for state office. And also, there’s, like, one other gorgeous thing that you are besides my f

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