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Facing backlash: LGBTQ+ families in ‘We Live Here: The Midwest’

Political Theater, Episode 307

Spectators line T Street NW during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington D.C., on June 10, 2023. The new Hulu documentary, "We Live Here: The Midwest" gives voice to LGBTQ+ families in the Heartland.
Spectators line T Street NW during the Capital Pride Parade in Washington D.C., on June 10, 2023. The new Hulu documentary, "We Live Here: The Midwest" gives voice to LGBTQ+ families in the Heartland. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The recent elevation of Rep. Mike Johnson as Speaker of the House has brought up questions about the Louisiana Republican’s record and positions in several areas, particularly his opposition to equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Filmmakers Melinda Maerker and David Miller have a new documentary for Hulu, “We Live Here: The Midwest,” which gives voice to the LGBTQ+ community in places that are not hospitable to them, and they join the podcast to discuss their project and its message. 

Show Notes:

LGBTQ-related earmarks stripped out by GOP during House markup

Will the Supreme Court’s landmark LGBTQ decision impact health care discrimination rules?

LGBTQ children books honored on House floor

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown advocates for LGBTQ adoption, teases political career

Capitol Ink | LGBTQ Pride

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