Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

3:35pm ET -  Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voicesreturns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - In 1954, Barney Frank was just another average fourteen-year-old teenager growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey; similar to the other boys in his class in all areas except for two… he was attracted to government service, and men.  However, at that time in our Nation’s history he knew that if wanted to make a career out of the first attraction he had to keep the second a secret, but all that changed back in 1987, when he came out as gay and made history becoming the first member of Congress to do so voluntarily.  Now, decades after he began his political career in an era where LGBT people were excluded from public life, great advances have been made and LGBT people can now openly hold elected public office and are achieving greater equality and visibility in American society every day, though the fight for full equality is far from over.  In his new autobiography Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage Former US Rep. Frank provides a detailed account of the country's transformation and provides and inside look into a truly momentous career of public service.  Former Congressman Barney Frank joins us today in studio to talk about his book and how the country has changed over the years he held office.  You can also follow Barney on twitter.

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