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WBAI interviews Ricardo Jiménez

During WBAI’s 6-hour LGBT Pride Special today (Sun., June 26), at around 2 PM Eastern time, on WBAI (99.5 FM in NYC or streaming live on, OutFM will replay part 2 of the interview recorded in April by Out-FM producer John Riley and Health Action producer Bob Lederer with openly gay Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez. Jimenez spent 19 years in federal prison for his involvement in the militant wing of the Puerto Rican independence movement. Today OutFM is replaying Part 2 of this two-part interview, where Jimenez talks about coming out as a gay man and his community work since his release in 1999.

Listeners may want to go to OutFM’s website,, and download Part 1 of the interview to learn more about the background of the Puerto Rican independence movement and Jimenez’s description of why he has become a lifelong adherent to that movement. On that website you can also see the video version of both Parts 1 and 2.

More on the overall 6-hour special is below.

Sunday June 26, 11am-5pm Gay Pride Special

Tune in on Pride Sunday, June 26th for Out-FM’s 6-hour Pride Special.

We will showcase the best in LGBT radio, from interviews with leaders like Puerto Rican political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez and LGBT Youth leader Rickke Mananzala, to documentary pieces on the global AIDS epidemic and the Sirens Motorcycle Club, to roundtable discussions about police violence against LGBT folks and veteran LGBT activists giving advice to younger activists.

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