Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Today on the Signorile Show

We'll get into all the details of the debt deal, not that the Senate has signed on, and look at who didn't vote for it in the House (Barney Frank and half of the black caucus) and what it means. A controversy over coverage ex-gays on NPR: Why are they reporting it's still "debatable" that someone can be converted to heterosexuality? Dolly Parton has apologized to a lesbian couple kept from Dollywood over a "Marriage is So Gay" t-shirt, but the couple says park officials canceled a meeting with them to work it out. We'll talk to the couple again. Also, I'll replay my interview with Ron Reagan Jr. about his father on a day when lots of people were invoking President Reagan over the debt ceiling issue.

Guest / 3:30pm EST
- Last month, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released a report -- Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communitues in the United States in 2010. The report details nationwide statistics on hate crimes committed against the LGBT and HIV-postive community, which were high fiven recent public opinion polls that show growing acceptance of LGBT people. Sharon Stapel, executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, joins us this afternoon to discuss the study.

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