Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall

Very excited about the big event today in DC at the XM studios, broadcast live and streamed online in front of a studio audience: The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall. If you are not a subscriber to Sirius XM just get a free 7-day pass and listen online, by clicking here and going to Sirius 109. (Instructions to listen on your iPhone or Blackberry are below.)

With all the direct action protests this week by GetEQUAL, the uncertainly and anger about getting a passing vote in the House and Senate on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- which has been put off since last summer -- and the signals from the White House that it doesn't support repealing "don't ask, don't tell" this year, we'll put the tough questions to those who engage with the White House and Capitol Hill on a daily basis.

In the room will be activists, including Robin McGehee of GetEQUAL, who will be posing a question as well; supporters/members of the groups represented on the panel; and listeners to the show who were chosen at random in a drawing. Like millions around the world, we couldn't escape being affected by the Iceland volcano: panelist Joe Solmonese of the Human Rights Campaign has been stuck in London because of the volcanic ash which has flights out of London backed up for a week. But he will join us through a live feed from a BBC studio and will be very much a part of our event.

The Panel:

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey; Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese;National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling; Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis; former Clinton White House advisor on gay rights Richard Socarides and blogger and activist Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend.


Thursday, April 22, 2-4 ET, Sirius 109, XM 98.


XM studios, Washington DC. Will be aired live on The Michelangelo Signorile Show, 2-4 ET, Sirius 109, XM 98 and streamed online.

We'll also be taking questions from the audience as well as on the phones so I hope you'll all join us.

Listen to The Michelangelo Signorile Show weekdays live from 2-6 pm ET on Sirius XM's OutQ: Sirius 109, XM 98 and on the Sirius XM iPhone app. Not a subscriber? Not a problem! Listen online any time with a free seven-day pass or, if you have an iPhone or Blackberry, go to the app store and download Sirius XM for free, for a 7-day trial, and listen on your phone.