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While huge improvements have been made in welcoming gays and lesbians in sports, much still needs to be done, a new study finds. Outsports is joined by two gay former college football players who will discuss the survey and its implications. For example, 80% of participants witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport (both straight and LGB). We look at why LGB people still fear coming out even though those that do report widespread acceptance. Michael Sam and Jason Collins have had huge impacts but the culture in the locker room is still one of fear for many.
In 2004, then-Dartmouth lacrosse goalie Andrew Goldstein wrote a powerful piece for Outsports about coming out to his lacrosse team. Since then, Andrew has played professional lacrosse, moved to Los Angeles, got married and is now on his way to curing cancer. Earlier this year he met Braeden, a young lacrosse player who was struggling with being gay. Goldstein knew he had to do something to help Braeden. This Sunday, Aug. 30, ESPN will air the story of Andrew, Braeden and the Courage Game that helped save young Braeden's life. We'll talk to Andrew about the story and his last 10 years.
This week a closeted gay high school football official in Louisiana wrote about his experiences there with homophobia and sexism. More and more gay officials are now talking with us about the environment they face from fans and from their fellow referees. We'll talk about the forgotten corner of the sports world and how we'll make it better.
Hr1 Xander Gibb, self-proclaimed Queen of ALL NY Media, weighs in on the latest Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. He says his stance on gay marriage has reclassified him as a "homophobe" even though he himself is openly gay. Go figure!
Xander questions, if LGBT's want to attain rights, why do they want to trample on others' rights in the process? And if this really is all about love, let's extend that a little bit to people who don't agree with us. Forcing someone (like a church or a bakery) to do something they don't want to do is called slavery.
Hr2 Ramadan is supposed to be a time of peace and reflection for Muslims. ISIS is not your average Muslim. ISIS says this year it will be a "time of calamity" for the infidels.
Law professor, Frank Buckley discusses the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling making gay marriage legal. He says expect to see an increase in litigation around religious freedom for churches. Even if you like today's ruling, you should be concerned about the precedence it sets for future courts taking latitudes.
Hr3 Leave it to Jesse Watters to try to talk politics at a pot expo! What'd you expect? GADS!
Dr. Saqib Qureshi talks about how self-identity affects all aspects of our life and our culture.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
Looking at transphobia & homophobia through the art of theatre. John Copeland discusses the re-mount of "Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview" (A Big Queen Production), directed by Paul Stein, sound design by Ron Klier, costumes by Jonathan Bryant, adapted by Robert Whirry and John Copeland. With John Copeland as Anita Bryant, Stephen Simon as Ken Kelley, Madelynn Fattibene as Playboy's Playmate of the Month. Playing LIVE at The Cavern Club Theater - starting Friday, March 20, 2015.
Also, a talk with the cast of Under My Skin (by the Akabal Theatre in association with the Macha Theatre), written by Emanuel Loarca, Fernanda Milán, and Victoria García Peña, directed and produced by Emanuel Loarca, choreographed by Beatriz Eugenia Vasquez. Executive Producer: Laura Figueroa. The cast includes the talents of Ludo Vika, Daniel Galo, Isabella Cascarano, Mariluz Acosta, Delante McCreary, Anhel Jacobo Pulido and Leo Vargas. Playing March 26 - April 30, 2015.
Featured Episode Music: GRAMMO SUSPECT AKA MTETEZI WA RAIA
At a New Jersey high school, seven football players, ages 15 to 17, were arrested on a number of charges, including aggravated criminal sexual contact, in connection with alleged attacks against four other players. The school canceled the season. How could something like this happen in 2014? A lot has to do with notions of masculinity in the locker room and homophobia is a part of that. We explore the issue with an openly gay high school basketball coach and two former college football players who were gay on their teams.
Let's dig into homophobia and abuse.
We're skipping football and wince cellar news in the final mixdown for segment in Freethought Conversation with Mike Childs.
He approaches civil discussions on a social networking page called Faith Vs Reason.
I also take a moment to share with you some pamphlets that get left on my mailbox.
While Joe is busy setting up for CPAC 2015 (starts tomorrow!), you can catch up on the replay from Feb 19th here (when we had technical difficulties broadcasting).
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Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
in Self Help
We're getting into topics that people are uncomfortable with talking about.
Why monogamy is stupid. Why so many people are lying about being "faithful" to their partners.
And why the Black community is so afraid of homosexuality.
And what does Malcolm X have to do with this?
Did you know that May 17th is annually recognized as an International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia? Nine years running, this day invites us all to become more aware of two social and personal illnesses that harm all of us!
In 10 minutes, Soul, your host for this segment, offers insights on two doable ways to become less homo and trans phobic.
Before you click away - share a comment in the comment box below on what you plan to do to help end homo and trans phobia.
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