Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today on the Signorile Show

Guests / 2:30pm EST - Earlier this month, lesbian couple Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton had gone on a family trip to Dollywood's Splash Park in Tennessee only to be stopped at the gate by one of the employees over a shirt that Odom was wearing. The shirt read, "Marriage Is So Gay," which brings attention to the fight for marriage equality. They join us today to explain the discrimination and what they plan to do about it.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - We've been focusing a lot on Rep. Michelle Bachmann and husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, and their business, Bachmann & Associates, which practices reparative therapy. Then it may come as no shock that within Bachmann's district, there is an alarmingly high number of suicides among teens who are gay or perceived to be gay by classmates, which has state health officials labeling the area a "suicide contagion area." Stephanie Mencimer with Mother Jones uncovered this in her latest article and joins us this afternoon to shed some light on the issue.

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