Monday, May 24, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

This weekend, while speaking at a fundraiser for Equality California, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her pledge on repealing "don't ask, don't tell," saying that DADT will be repealed by Christmas. Be sure you are calling your Congressmen and Senators to make sure we repeal this archaic policy: 202-224-3121.

A month later, oil continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists and local officials are still scrambling to contain the leak. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in a press conference yesterday, saying despite his requests for supplies from BP, "promises of more supplies frequently fell through." And if that's not bad enough, the Department of Interior and the Minerals Management Service, according to records, have "granted at least 19 environmental waivers for gulf drilling projects and at least 17 drilling permits," saying it, "had no intention of stopping all new oil and gas production in the gulf." We'll get into this catastrophe today.

About fifteen years ago, Dr. Jeff Owens, an anti-gay preacher, gave a sermon condemning gays and calling for followers to kill openly gay men and women. He has now offered an apology, saying "I regret those words and have asked God to forgive me for them. I am not a believer in the gay life-style but I was profoundly wrong in making any comments about hurting people. If I could retract those words I certainly would." He also say's he was young and naive, but Dan Savage at The Stranger points out that Owens had been a preacher for nearly 20 years when he delivered his hate speech. We'll discuss today.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Jeff Berry, editor of HIV/AIDS publication Positively Aware, joins us this afternoon to discuss the focuses of HIV treatment, health and awareness.

Guest / 4:30pm EST Paul Schindler, editor of Gay City News, over the debacle at the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's largest gay lobbying group, when their executive director candidate, former Mike Bloomberg aide, Brian Ellner, withdrew.

Can we call it domestic terrorism yet? Another anti-government violent attack, this time resulting in the killing of two police officers. We'll get into the story not getting much attention.

We talked about the Newsweek article by Ramin Setoodeh, who'd written an article that made the claim that gay men couldn't play straight roles. Detail's magazine has an interesting article in the wake of this controvery, which they speak with voice coach Bob Corff. In the article they talk with Corff about working with those actors who think they sound a little to gay for a certain role. We'll talk about this story this afternoon.

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

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