In the interview on “Unapologetically Queer” with Al Ferguson, Tiffany Arieagus, a YouTube personality and LGBTQ+ advocate, shared various aspects of her life and discussed important topics related to the LGBTQ+ community. Tiffany began by talking about her early days as a showgirl and her admiration for Carmen Del Rio, a prominent figure in the industry. She also mentioned her participation in professional pageants, including the Miss Universe pageant in Pensacola, and her subsequent move to South Florida in 1980.
Throughout the interview, Tiffany emphasized the significance of unity within the LGBTQ+ community and the ongoing fight for rights and acceptance. She shared her experiences as an activist, such as attending the Florida legislature and witnessing the dismissal of LGBTQ+ voices. Tiffany expressed concern about the recent attacks on the trans community, viewing them as acts of prejudice and a lack of understanding. She urged the LGBTQ+ community to be more supportive and vocal in advocating for transgender individuals.
The conversation also touched upon the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Tiffany highlighted instances of book bans, attacks on drag events, and the ongoing struggle for equality and acceptance. She stressed the importance of standing up against discrimination and working towards a future where all individuals are respected and embraced for who they are.
Tiffany also shared insights into her current work as the administrative assistant to the Vice President of Operations at Sunserve, an organization dedicated to providing services and support to the LGBTQ+ community. She expressed her passion for helping people and making a positive difference, particularly through initiatives like housing assistance.