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Celebrating Diversity and Community: "Out in Leek" Show Shines Spotlight On Local LGBTQ Stories

In recent years, the LGBTQ community has made great strides toward achieving equality and representation. However, there is still a long way to go, and it is important to have safe spaces where LGBTQ individuals can come together to discuss their experiences, share their stories, and support each other. That's where "Out in Leek, Midweek with Jason Whitehurst" comes in.

Presenter - Jason Whitehurst Image
Presenter - Jason Whitehurst

"Out in Leek" is a local LGBTQ focus radio show that airs on Wednesday evenings on Leek Radio, hosted by our volunteer presenter Jason Whitehurst. The show provides a platform for members of the local LGBTQ community to share their stories and discuss issues that are important to them. It is a space where listeners can learn about the experiences of LGBTQ individuals, and gain a greater understanding of the challenges they face.

One of the great things about "Out in Leek" is that it is a community-led initiative. Jason Whitehurst is a member of the LGBTQ community himself, and he understands the importance of having a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ individuals to come together. He has been involved in the local LGBTQ community for many years, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the show.

Photo by 42 North:
Photo by 42 North

Some "Out in Leek" Shows will feature different guests from the LGBTQ community. Guests come from all walks of life, and they share their stories of coming out, their experiences of discrimination and prejudice, and their hopes for the future. The show also covers issues that affect the LGBTQ community, such as mental health, hate crime, and trans rights.

One of the great things about "Out in Leek" is that it is not just for LGBTQ individuals. The show is open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. This is important because it helps to break down the barriers that exist between different communities, and it promotes greater understanding and acceptance.

"Out in Leek" is an important resource for the local LGBTQ community. It provides a space for LGBTQ individuals to come together, share their experiences, and support each other. It also raises awareness of the issues that affect the LGBTQ community and promotes greater understanding and acceptance. We need more initiatives like this, and we should celebrate the work of Jason Whitehurst and the team at Leek Radio for their dedication to promoting equality and representation.

People can tune in to Jason's show "Out in Leek, Midweek with Jason Whitehurst" every Wednesday between 8 pm and 10 pm.

You Can Also Catch Jason On A Sunday From 12 pm til 2 pm For His Sunday Lunch Show!

There are several ways to listen to the shows.

You can:

  • Visit the Leek Radio website at and hit any of the "play" buttons to start listening.

  • If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can also ask Alexa to play or open Leek Radio.

In addition to tuning in, listeners can also get involved with the show by:

  • calling the studio on 01538 767002 to speak to Jason live on the air.

  • Alternatively, you can text the show by starting your message with the words "Out in Leek" followed by your message and sending it to 07394 165 844.

  • You can also email the studio at

The show is committed to promoting a sense of community among LGBTQ individuals in Leek and beyond. By providing a safe space to share stories and discuss important issues, "Out in Leek" helps to break down barriers and foster understanding and acceptance. Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ community or an ally, tuning in and getting involved with the show is a great way to show your support and help promote equality for all.

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