Ken and I enjoyed this conversation so much! We think you’re going to also!
In 2015 Mark Shrayber & his fiance Allen traveled to Morehead, Kentucky to get married. This is the same town where county clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples citing religious beliefs. Davis was held in contempt of court and jailed for 6 days. Mark & Allen arrived in Morehead just in time for her release. As a journalist, Mark was chasing a story. As a couple, they were realizing a dream. Then they found themselves in the middle of a terrifying family values rally facing both violent discrimination and unconditional acceptance. Intense, happy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, joyful, hilarious, and starkly sobering, Mark’s story is a ‘must listen’!
Mark is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Jezebel, Vice, The Daily Dot, and The Awl (among others). Most recently, he was the deputy editor of the LIFE vertical at UPROXX. Mark is also a psychology lecturer at San Francisco State University.
Episode 5 Topics
Do you get more head in Morehead Kentucky?, marriage equality, media martyrdom, all denim all the time, fucking a pizza, Kentucky is for lovers, Carter County, KY, The Wizard of Oz, Mike Huckabee, Moldova, fake news, hate the sin love the sinner, anti-Semitism, grappling with privilege, internalized homophobia, RuPaul’s Drag Race, wedding night sex, the personal is political, San Francisco, Liza Minelli, weekend white supremacy, traditional family values, gay wedding destinations, activism for non-activists, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, fighting the alt-right, Chesterton Indiana, growing up LGBTQ in rural America
Episode 5 Links & Info
- Mark’s Jezebel piece on his experience in Morehead, KY
- Mark Shrayber twitter: @MShrayber
- Mark Shrayber email: [email protected]
- Video of Mark & Allen’s Morehead, KY wedding experience
- Mark really did write about having sex with pizza in Cosmo, BTW
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