Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - The right-wing media, has been going nuts over the US-Taliban prisoner swap, even putting Benghazi on the back burner for the time being; and since the President was behind this exchange, or at least agreed to it, then it must have been a horrible thing, just another item to their long list of proposed articles of impeachment.   Joining us to make sense of this Right Wing Media frenzy is Greg Mitchell of The Nation Magazine. You can also follow him on Twitter and check out his blog.

4:35pm ET - June is LGBT Pride Month and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States, the twenty-first century has brought dramatic changes: the end of sodomy laws, the elimination of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a move toward recognition of same-sex marriage, Gay-Straight Alliances in thousands of high schools, and an explosion of visibility in the media and popular culture. All of this would have been unimaginable to those living just a few decades ago. Joining us today is pioneering scholar of gay history, John D’Emilio whose new book “In A New Century”, a wide-ranging collection of essays upon the social, cultural, and political changes provoked by LGBT activism, provides a dynamic, thoughtful, and important resource for identifying changes that have occurred in the United States since 1960, and taking stock of the work that still needs to be done, while issuing an urgent call to action for getting there.

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