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In this episode of Walt's Madhouse, host Walter Beck talks with Texas activist Michael Diviesti from GetEQUAL about the current state of the Movement, our impending Surpreme Court Case, the recent victories in Delaware and Minnesota and what more needs to be done as we march forward to equality.
Michael's song "Equality" also makes it's broadcast debut!
How gay activists – led by GetEQUAL and Serivce Members United – won in the Obama era, when other progressive communities were stymied by Democratic inaction and hostility. AmericaBlog former Deputy Editor Joe Sudbay talks with Contributing Editor Gaius Publius. Follow @Gaius_Publius @JoeSudbay
In She Said, She Said #135, Genia and Andrea discuss the latest showdown between First Lady Michelle Obama and gay rights activist Ellen Sturtz (GetEqual). Sturtz interrupted Obama's speech on Tuesday night. Obama confronted Sturtz face-to-face. Did Sturtz pull the old "scared white woman" tactic by implying that Obama's behavior was aggressive and threatening?
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In this segment:
*GetEqual vs. new organization GetEqual NOW
*Our BackLot Bash appearance in Chicago, IL
*Sex Toy Bingo fundraiser - so much fun!
*We're getting married - let the wedding plans begin
Featured indie musician: Billie Myers (song played: You Wear Heaven)
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When Mrs. Obama was roughly 12 minutes into her 20-minute remarks at a home in Northwest Washington, a woman at the front of a crowd of about 200 people began shouting for President Obama to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But where Mr. Obama, more accustomed to such interruptions, typically waits in place for the protester to stop and perhaps acknowledges the complaint, his wife chose direct confrontation.
She left the lectern and moved toward the heckler. “One of the things I don’t do well is this,” she said, to loud applause. She said the protester could “listen to me, or you can take the mike, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
The crowd yelled for Mrs. Obama to stay, with one woman nearby telling the protester, “You need to go!” Attendees escorted the protester out as she yelled further, at one point identifying herself as a “lesbian looking for federal equality before I die.”
Heather Cronk, a co-director of GetEqual, a group that advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, later identified the heckler as one of its activists, Ellen Sturtz. Three other GetEqual activists were also at the event, Ms. Cronk said.
Tickets for the event ranged in price from $500 to $10,000, Democratic Party officials said.
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She Said, She Said is a podcast featuring lesbian couple Genia and Andrea. Genia is the host of SistersTalk Radio and Andrea is the assistant producer.
In this segment:
*Earth Day rally in DC
*Arizona immigration bill
*3 teenage girls try to kill lesbian classmate
*GetEqual and their publicity stunts
*HRC gets praise and criticism
*Baseball players sue because they're not gay enough
*Should we boycott artists who perform at Michfest?
*Setting a curfew for your partner
*Are curvey girls better than skinny girls?
Featured indie musician: London Bridgez (Song played: Soul Food)
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When Lt. Dan Choi chained himself to the White House fence, it was supposed to send the message that we will no longer tolerate government sanctioned discrimination targeting our gay service members. Simultaneously, activists in D.C. and California staged sit-ins at Nancy Pelosi's offices demanding the an inclusive ENDA be brought up for a vote.
But rather than turning the focus to activism and pushing forward for gay rights, grassroots organizers and the big Gay, Inc. money machines went to war with each other. Some grassroots organizers burned their HRC stickers in protest. The message shifted to, "Down with the HRC."
Join me with guests David Badash (blogger at The New Civil Rights Movement); author Kathy Belge (who authors the Lesbian Life section for About.com); and activists, Stuart Wilber and Chloe Noble with a recorded message from Genia Stevens (blogger and podcaster from SistersTalk.net).
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