Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Amy SF Lutz is Founder and President of the EASI Foundation, a group dedicated to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families get the help they need when it comes to finding doctors and being placed in a residential setting.  In a piece for The Atlanta, Lutz points to potential cuts in funding vocational and residential settings for those with Autism and asks the question "In the case of disabled adults, who should decide what kind of housing best suis their need?" and whether it should be left to the families or the state.



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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Ian Millhiser, Editor with Think Progress Justice, returns to the show this afternoon to discuss what the decision in the 1983 Bob Jones University v. United States Supreme Court decision and the fight before parallels the battle against LGBT discrimination we're having over 30 years later in the Courts and if it could lead to schools who discriminate losing a tax exempt status.  Be sure to check Ian Millhiser out on Twitter.

Is geography one of the determining factors of how a Supreme Court Justice comes to their decision in a case?  Author Akhil Reed Amar argues that yes, where a Justice went to law school or whether they grew up in the mountains or the plains could impact the Justices thought process on cases.  In The Law Of The Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic, he looks at the relationship between geography and the law and how it's shaped our country.



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Monday, May 25, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

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Happy Memorial Day from The Signorile Show!

We are off for the day but don't worry we've put together a very special 'Best Of' Show featuring guest interviews and caller discussions from our recent past.  We will be live again tomorrow Tuesday 5/26/15.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has announced that she will re-introduce legislation to remove legal barriers to adoption by LGBT parents.  The Bill known as the Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit any entity that receives federal funds from discriminating against adoptive or foster parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.  With so many children across the US in need of homes and with so many loving LGBT people wanting to open their homes and hearts to children in need this bill is more important than ever.  Joining me today to discuss the bill is Senator Gillibrand.

Today, voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage. The historic referendum is being held 22 years after homosexual acts were decriminalized in Ireland, and five years after the government enacted civil partnership legislation, which provided legal recognition for gay couples.  Joining me today to discuss the referendum and the fight for marriage equality in the emerald isle is Cahir O'Doherty, arts editor and feature writer for The Irish Voice, Irish America magazine and IrishCentral.com.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

3:35pm ET - Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voicesreturns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - Over the past few years we have seen some great advances in LGBT equality, but we have also seen how the enemies of equality have thought of new ways to limit the rights of LGBT Americans, yet despite the conservative push back main stream American Culture as a whole has become increasingly accepting of LGBT people, and as a result of this increased acceptance it seems that some gay men are all too eager to leave their campy, cruising past behind and assimilate in to a hetero-normative culture. But according to J. Bryan Lowder an associate editor for Slate who writes and edits for Outward, Slate’s LGBTQ section, and for the culture section, the price of equality shouldn’t be conformity.  He joins us today to discuss his piece for slate titled What Was Gay?

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

4:05pm ET - What many people may not realize is that it's perfectly legal to build your own unregistered and untraceable semi-automatic firearm if you buy the parts online and build the gun "for personal use." However, handing off a gun made in such a way in a private sale that doesn't require background checks is another matter. This is what happened last March when a team of state and federal law enforcement agencies concluded a five-month investigation by charging four California men with illegal firearms trafficking. Many of the 50 weapons seized were home-assembled assault-style rifles, constructed from parts purchased legally.  Joining me today to discuss the growing frequency of these untraceable weapons turning up at crime scenes is Bryan Schatz editorial fellow at Mother Jones who wrote all about this disturbing trend.  You can also follow Bryan on twitter.

4:35pm ET - In October of 2013 former college wrestler Michael Johnson was arrested for breaking Missouri laws that criminalize HIV-positive people for having sex without telling their partners they are infected, even if they practice safe sex.  Johnson, who was accused of transmitting HIV to one person and exposing five other to the virus without having told them he’s HIV-positive before having sex with them was just found guilty yesterday of one count of recklessly infecting a partner with HIV, one count of attempting to recklessly infect a partner with HIV, and three counts of recklessly exposing partners to HIV and now faces 30 years in Prison.  Joining me today to discuss the case and the criminalization of people living with HIV is Steven Thrasher, a Contributing Editor at BuzzFeed.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

3:35pm ET - Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voicesreturns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - In a bipartisan vote of 338-88, the House yesterday afternoon passed the USA Freedom Act, which seeks to restrain the nation’s surveillance state while extending other key parts of the 2001 Patriot Act that are set to expire at the end of the month.  Joining me today to discuss the bill and the vote is Russell Berman is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.  You can also follow Russel on twitter.

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