Friday, April 23, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

We are back, broadcasting live from New York this afternoon after an exciting and much needed LGBT Town Hall. The Path Forward: An LGBT Leadership Town Hall will be replayed this weekend. Here are the times in case you missed it:

Saturday, April 24th -- 1pm to 5pm EST (Hours 1 & 2, then hours 1 & 2 again)

Sunday, April 25th -- 1am to 4am (Hours 1 & 2, then hour 1) and 12pm to 2pm EST (Hours 1 & 2)

The event generated a lot of buzz on the internet, with the Daily Kos live blogging the event. Tweets are still generating on the #PathForward. And the blogs have been posted, giving their overall results of the news from The Path Forward.

Pam Spaulding, panelist and blogger at Pam's House Blend, posted a bit of video and, from the view of a panelist, said of the event, "[I]t wasn't an HRC bloodbath as you might have imagined, though Joe and I got into a bit of heat over that 'repeal in 2010' fundraiser."

John Aravosis, blogger for AmericaBLOG and someone who attended and posed a question to panelists, writes, "Many, if not all, of the hard questions were for Solmonese at HRC... But one bit of news that I found particularly interesting was that the White House has apparently been ostracizing SLDN, our lead 'gays in the military' group." He goes on to talk about this news, saying he knew "more about this issue than what was said today, but much of what I know was gleaned in confidence, so I'll only share what was public today." Check out his report at AmericaBLOG.

And Andy Towle at Towel Road writes of the news of the "Solmonese Six," saying that The Path Forward mainly focused on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and says "Solmonese said he stood firm in his belief that DADT would be repealed this year, despite accusations from members of the panel and audience that he sold a bill of goods to the LGBT community when he knew the White House had no plans on delivering it."

Do you agree with their takes? We'll discuss these and other stories of the event this afternoon...

Also, a lot more to get into on today's show....

A few weeks ago, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee gave an interview to The Perspective, a student run paper at The College Of New Jersey, where he said "Children are not puppies... This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work," regarding a question about gay adoption. Yesterday, he spoke with Rosie O'Donnell, saying "his biblical worldview convinced him that a heterosexual environment still represented the 'ideal' for children." Rosie pressed him on his choice of word, "ideal," and he continued to say "I think the ideal is traditional marriage." Keep digging, Huck...

Listener survey's today! Do you agree? Disagree? We'll want your opinion of the show, too!

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Tom Jokinen joins us this afternoon to talk about his latest book, Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-In-Training, which takes a look at the business of death through the Jokinen's hilarious search for the right way to honor the dead.

Gingrich Gaffe? On Wednesday, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke at an event in York County, Pennsylvania. York Dispatch, the local paper, points out that Gingrich said of the Tea Party crowd, "...the movement is a 'natural expression of frustration with Republicans and anger at Democrats,' which is 'more likely to end up as the militant wing of the Republican Party' than as an independent or third party." Civil disobedience at its finest.

This and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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