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WYEP Celebrates Pride Month

June 7, 2022

Every Thursday at 3 pm throughout June, WYEP is inviting friends from the LGBTQIA+ community to our studio to play three songs that are essential to Pride Month.

Check out our guests’ song choices and interviews with Rosemary Welsch below. And tune in on June 16th, when queer dance party Jellyfish will host an extended guest DJ mix on The Block Party from 8 pm – 10 pm.


June 2nd, 2022: Brooke Annibale

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

Singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale lives in Rhode Island these days, but she’s a Pittsburgher through-and-through. Brooke recently returned to her home city to perform at The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, and she stopped by WYEP as our Pride Month guest DJ. Check out Brooke’s song choices below.


June 9th, 2022: Adil Mansoor

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Theater director and educator Adil Mansoor makes his home in Pittsburgh. An exploration of his relationship with his devout Muslim mother and her reaction to his coming out are the subject of his play “Amm(i)gone,” which will be at the Warhol Museum on June 17th. Check out his three songs, including a very interesting cover of Dolly Parton, below!


June 16th, 2022: Jellyfish

Pride Month is a busy time for DJs, especially for Ricky and Steph from Pittsburgh’s monthly queer dance party “Jellyfish”. They have three gigs coming up to finish Pride month, including a free outdoor party at Carnegie Museum of Art on June 23rd, along with their regular monthly party the next day. Steph from Jellyfish joins Brian Siewiorek to talk about her three essential Pride month songs, and preview the Jellyfish takeover of WYEP’s Block Party on June 16th from 8-10 pm.


June 23rd, 2022: Amy Ray

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The songwriter who broke boundaries with her band The Indigo Girls (and as the frontwoman of Amy Ray band) talked to Rosemary Welsch about three songwriters that she’s got on her mind for Pride Month 2022.


June 30th, 2022: Brian Broome

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Pittsburgh-based author Brian Broome’s memoir Punch Me Up to the Gods took on a life of its own after it was published in 2021. “I thought, if three young Black gay men read this book and don’t make the mistakes that I made it’ll all be worth it.” He found that many more readers connected with his book too. He shares his three songs below.