Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

We're just one day away from The Path Forward, our event from our DC studios discussing the issues the LGBT community is currently fight for. This week, we have been speaking about different aspects of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," from the hecklers at a fund raising event for Senator Barbara Boxer interrupting President Obama's speech to the men and women who chained themselves to the White House fence. Now, there is news that Colorado Senator Mark Udall is calling for repeal. Yesterday, he sat down with service members who had been discharged under this policy. Senator Udall's writes on his blog, "As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I believe “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is harmful to our national security and readiness—especially since we are embroiled in two wars. And I believe the stories of these former service members reinforce the need to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." We hope the White House is listening.

Say it ain't so, Joe... California State Senator Leland Yee has been receiving racist and homophobic death threats and hate messages. Why? A few weeks ago, Senator Yee had made inquiries regarding a speaking engagement this June at California State University Stanislaus with special guest, Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Jose Antonio Vargas is the writer and co-producer of the documentary "The Other City," which is scheduled to premiere next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary talks about HIV/AIDS in Washington DC and is based on series Vargas wrote in 2006 for the Washington Post, A Living HIV Quilt.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Evelyn Monohan is a retired psychologist and served in the Women's Army Corps from 1961 through 1967. She is also the author of A Few Good Women: America's Military Women From WWI To The Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan and joins us this afternoon to talk about the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces.

Should bisexual players be banned from a Gay World Series? Three are suing, claimed their sex lives were invaded. We'll go through the facts and get your thoughts.

We've talked before about the government regulating the salt content in food and according to the New York Times, "elevated sodium intake contributes to high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and other health problems, a federal effort to cut salt in the food people eat could prevent 100,000 deaths a year, said the report, by the Institute of Medicine." Because of this startling statistic, should the government step in to prevent these deaths? We'll discuss today!

All this and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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