June 8, 2020

Pride Series - Kellen Berry

Pride Series - Kellen Berry

Pride Series day 8 we talk to Kellen Berry. Kellen owns and operates My Spouti LLC, where he develops and markets innovative stand to pee devices and advocates in LGBTQ+ community spaces and events.Kellen presented his revolutionary STP device, Spouti™, and its 3D printer enabled prototyping process at Equality Virginia TIES. He also reported in Outwire 757 Magazine on the National Trans Visibility March On DC. He is active in LGBTQ+ business communities earning the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) business certification and participating in the Hampton Roads Business Outreach Program (HRBOR).Kellen previously worked in Information Technology for Gannett Digital and the USA Today Network and as an American Sign Language interpreter in Norfolk public schools. He enjoys RPG video games, singing when no one is looking, watching Star Trek re-runs, and spending time with his family.

Introduction

Fear and Stigma despite all the work that has been accomplished still exist in the LGBTQ+ Community. Pride provides the LGBTQ+ community a time of the year when SOME of us can come out to be proud of who we are and how far we have come. There are still a lot of injustices in this world that we have to combat not just for the LGBTQ+ community but all marginalized groups. The LGBTQ+ community started as an underground community that had to keep watch for the police in fear of being arrested simply for being who they are. We are all human beings and the right to be us is a HUMAN RIGHT not anything else!

 

Meet Kellen Berry (he/him/his)

 

Kellen owns and operates My Spouti LLC, where he develops and markets innovative stand to pee devices and advocates in LGBTQ+ community spaces and events.

Kellen presented his revolutionary STP device, Spouti™, and its 3D printer enabled prototyping process at Equality Virginia TIES. He also reported in Outwire 757 Magazine on the National Trans Visibility March On DC. He is active in LGBTQ+ business communities earning the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) business certification and participating in the Hampton Roads Business Outreach Program (HRBOR).

Kellen previously worked in Information Technology for Gannett Digital and the USA Today Network and as an American Sign Language interpreter in Norfolk public schools. He enjoys RPG video games, singing when no one is looking, watching Star Trek re-runs, and spending time with his family. 

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       Fear and Stigma in the LGBT Community

-       Corporatized Pride

-       Underground Communities

-       Being cautious as an LGBT person

-       International Trans Rights

 

Quotables

 

“Pride is almost the opposite of fear and stigma.” – Kellen Berry

 

“Florida is always the fickle one during elections.” – Kayden Taylor

 

“You can totally be proud to be straight but have you ever been afraid to go into a bar?” – Kellen Berry

 

“Being a part of the LGBT community, even as free and open as we are, there is still this unspoken caution.” – Kellen Berry

 

“Some of what being an underground minority gives us culture.” – Kellen Berry

 

Resources

 

LGBT Life Center Norfolk, VA

https://lgbtlifecenter.org

 

 

 

Find Kellen and MySpouti

 

Email

kberry@myspouti.com

 

MySpouti

www.myspouti.com

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/myspouti/

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/myspouti/

 

Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/MySpouti/

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/MySpouti

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAyBKg1r4KuU1L2jwnCzNNA

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