Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:45pm ET - A federal appeals court ruled today that states outlawing same-sex marriage are in violation of the U.S. Constitution.  By upholding a Utah judge’s decision, the three-member panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver became the first appeals court to rule on the issue, setting a historic precedent that voter-approved bans on same-sex marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples to equal protection and due process.  Joining us to discuss this decision and what it means for marriage equality is Nancy Leong, a Constitutional Law Professor with the University of Denver's Strum College of Law.  You can also follow Nancy on twitter.

4:05pm ET - A groundbreaking program is providing a platform for the lives and experiences of LGBT individuals within the context of mainstream public radio.  Called "Outcasting," the radio program is produced by LBGT youths and straight allies and broadcasts on more than 40 public radio stations affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network. The program serve as a resource for LBGT youth across America and injects an LGBT narrative into the conversation surrounding mainstream radio that historically lacks this kind of perspective.  It has covered education, bullying, suicide prevention, lack of visibility of LGBTQ youth, legal services for people living with HIV, and most recently, marriage equality as it applies to bi-national couples. It is a production of Media for the Public Good, a nonprofit independent public media producer based in New York.  Joining us to talk about the program is Marc Sophos is the creator and executive producer and OutCasting youth participant Nicole.  You can also follow OutCasting on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Tumblr. 

4:35pm ET - OutWeek Magazine was the seminal lesbian and gay publication during the peak era of AIDS activism in the late 80s and early 90s.  Founded by Gabriel Rotello and Kendall Morrison, OutWeek redefined the role of the activist gay press, not only by reporting the news but also by frequently making news itself. Its aggressive coverage, incisive commentary and in-depth investigative articles on gay rights, politics, AIDS, the arts and popular culture made it a must-read.  OutWeek was committed to an inclusive vision of queer life, and was the first major national publication to bill itself as a ‘lesbian and gay’ magazine.   Joining us today is OutWeek founder Gabriel Rotello to talk about the magazines 25th anniversary and the impact it had.

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