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G.L.A.A.D awards Kerry Washington speech, Taraji P. Henson and her claim of son's racial profiling, Deadline's Idiotic statement and the continual struggle of ?#BlackLivesMatter? Anti-Police Violence..
Join us for a live interview with Rich Ferraro, Vice President of Communications for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). For over 25 years, GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBTQ people into millions of homes and workplaces every day. It watches the media to ensure that their coverage of LGBTQ issues and people is fair and accurate and is an advocate for social justice that unites the movement for equality. GLAAD works to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ community and to change hearts and minds. In addition to being GLAAD's primary blogger, Rich has spoken at the two GLAAD Media Awards held so far this year. He also will speak at the upcoming ceremony on May 11th in San Francisco, at which Adam Lambert will be presented with the Davidson/Valentini Award. Among the topics we'll be discussing are GLAAD's history and mission, its past and future work on issues particularly important to the LGBTQ community and the awards being presented to Adam Lambert and Bill Clinton this year.
THE HUMAN AGENDA: Conversations about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity with author Joe Wenke
Despite the progress in the movement toward marriage equality, the LGBTQI community continues to face difficult, and often heartbreaking, odds. Gay and lesbian youth are four times more likely than their peers to attempt suicide. Nearly half of transgender teens have contemplated suicide and a quarter has made an attempt, according to The Trevor Project. Adoption equality and second-parent rights are still blocked in many states, and legislators in Oklahoma and Alabama have tried to introduce laws that make it legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Perhaps most disturbing of all, homicide rates for transgender women account for 45 percent of all hate murders, according to GLAAD.
Joe Wenke thinks there is a better way. By opening up discussions about our shared humanity and experiences, Wenke is getting people to talk with, not at, each other and leaving the rancor and divisiveness behind, beginning with his book THE HUMAN AGENDA: Conversations about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity. For this collection of frank conversations about growing up, coming out, finding your identity, family, marriage, parenting, careers and so much more.
For more information visit: http://joewenke.org/the-human-agenda.html
GLAAD has joined 20 other LGBT and human rights organizations in urging President Obama to address the persecution of LGBT people. The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act, which calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of hard labor for those convicted of the “abominable crime of buggery.” In this episode, Nicholas is joined by Jamaican-born author and photographer and former US Navyman Max-Arthur Mantle, and Jamaican lawyer, LGBTI activist, and educator Maurice Tomlinson, who himself has received death threats.
Mantle's new novel BATTY BWOY comes out April 15th. Tomlinson is a Jamaican lawyer, LGBTI activist, and educator. For nearly twenty years, he has been working with a variety of local and international agencies to combat homophobia and HIV across the Caribbean. He is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and partners with various national and regional stakeholders to promote and protect the human rights of Caribbean LGBTI people.
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For some fucking is something that is done for fun and for others is it is something that is a dreaded. During this epidose we are going to discuss all things sexual! Whether you like to sleep in the top bunk, bottom bunk or maybe you like to romp around in both. What are some things that we like to do adn how do we like to do it? Does PrEP factor into the conversation about PrEP expecially when we put on our "Kinky Boots" or when someone is "showing us the ropes?"
Mark S. King has been writing about living with HIV since testing positive in 1985, the week the HIV antibody test became publicly available. His blog, My Fabulous Disease, was a 2015 GLAAD Award nominee. Prior to becoming involved in AIDS work in the 1980's he owned and operated Telerotic, a phone sex company for gay men.
During this week's episode we are going to talk about all things sexual, freaky, kinky and everything in between.
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Originally started during Summer 2013 with Thomas Witt, executive director, Equality Kansas the largest premier statewide organization for the LGBT communities. "WEDNESDAY WITH WIT" has grown to be one of the most popular weekly shows on RFK courtesy the BlogTalkRadio network.
Program Summary: 1 April 2015
Segment Summary: 1st Hour - “This Way Out” the international gay and lesbian radio magazine. (30 min.) "Scandal" star Kerry Washington is "GLAAD" to be an ally; a selfie strategy bombs bathroom bias; a 13-year-old trans-boy comes out at school; the U.N. rejects Russia's resolution against equal employee benefits, "religious freedom" hides hate in the U.S. Hoosier state, "Heather's mommies" marry, and more LGBT news from around the world!
TOM WITT joins us LIVE to discuss current news stories from the Topeka statehouse.
Then Amanda Marcotte’s outstanding “RH Reality Cast” from the vital news web site RH Reality Check. (30 min. ca.) - On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent glitter bombing, and a speech from Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson in which he hypothesized about a violent rape and murder of an Atheist family. Also, Shivana Jorawar of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum talks about sex-selection abortion bans.
"Tiq Milan is the Senior Media Strategist of National News at GLAAD. Before joining GLAAD, Tiq was a mentor and teacher at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, an LGBT youth service organization. He was featured in a national media campaign for Live Out Loud's Homecoming Project, is a contributing author to the anthology Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, and is the Co-Chair for the LGBT taskforce of the National Association of Black Journalists. He has done on-air interviews for CNN, BlackEnterprise.com , Al Jazeera America, MTV, Huff Post Live and MSNBC. He has penned articles for BET.com , Rolling Stone , The New York Times, The Source, Vibe and others on issues facing the LGBT movement. He has been featured as a Black LGBT leader on Ebony.com and BET.com. Tiq is the former editor-in-chief of IKONS magazine, an LGBT pop culture magazine, and has been a freelance pop culture journalist for several years, interviewing people from like Jay-Z to Cicely Tyson. He documented his transition in the films U People and Realness."
For an extended bio please visit tiqmilan.com
This week has flown by it seems. Tonight Kyle, David, & Michael discuss Kerry Washington's GLAAD speech, JLo & Casper Smart's relationship, Chelsea Handler's Bill Cosby admission, and more.
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Continuing on our series on strong women leaders, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 co-hosts Ina Anthony, Terry Boi Adams and Michelle Brown welcome Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, the founder of the LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent.
Dr. Wilhelmina Perry holds a masters in social work and a doctorate in human behavior and educational leadership. She has been a social work faculty, administrator of not- for- profit institutions and community educator.
In 2002, she became a member of The Riverside Church and shortly thereafter would become the convener of Marantha, the LGBT ministry. Dr. Perry was a co-founder and Vice President of the Interfaith Task Force for Homeless LGBT Youth. Under the work of the Task Force, three shelters were opened in local churches.
Dr. Perry has been an advocate for LGBT same-gender loving people as well as for marriage equality. She held the position of convener of the Roundtable People of Color under Empire State Pride Agenda. In 2010, this group reformed itself as an independent organization and would become the LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent. Dr. Perry currently serves as Administrative Coordinator
Dr. Perry was honored in 2013 with an award from Harlem Pride. She has received recognitions from Empire State Pride Agenda and GLAAD. She became a Purpose Prize Fellow in 2014. In 2014, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from LGBT Kwanzaa Community of NYC, Inc.
She has contributed many articles on LGBT youth, same-gender families, “coming out”, clergy and attitudes towards LGBT people and President Obama’s support of marriage equality. These articles have appeared in Caribbean Life, The Daily News, The Amsterdam News, Huffington Post and The Positive Community.
Omar Sharif, the spokeperson for the leading media and societal watch dog group GLAAD (Gay and Lesbians Alliance Against Discrimination) will be my guest on Monday's show.Omar Sharif Jr. is an Egyptian-Canadian actor, public-figure, and grandson to international icons. He faced a barrage of condemnation, criticism and threats of violence in the Arab world after he wrote a commentary in which he came out in 2012. In the final hour, Tony Lima, the new head of Miami Dade's SAVE Dade will fill us in on his plans for his organization!
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