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Leigh Combs

As a host and producer of Fresh Fruit, the nation’s longest-running queer radio program, Minnesota resident Leigh Combs gives a pretty fresh interview. “We have like fourteen languages spoken here, and I think of Queer as one of those languages,” says Combs of KFAI, the community radio station that broadcasts her show. Since 1978, Fresh Fruit has been an on-air forum for discussion of all things LGBT-related, from local stories to international news to more universal issues of identity and social justice. “I’ve been able to interview and talk to some amazing people,” says Combs. “I love the interview. It’s like this instant connection. You get right to the details.” When she’s not streaming live, Combs runs Family & Children’s Service, an LGBT youth abuse intervention program, and is on the board of Rainbow Families, an LGBT advocacy group in Minnesota. –CL

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