Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

With the summer’s campaign season drawing to a close and leaving Donald Trump still on the top of the Republican field, the presidential dreams of some of the other candidates are fading fast.  This is especially the case for the Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin who has seen his poll numbers drop to the point that he may now be relegated to the second –tier of candidates in the next GOP debate.  With things not looking good for the college drop-out turned politician he is now trying save his failing campaign by falling back on an old favorite, bashing Unions.  Joining me today to talk all about the Republican candidate’s plan to spend as much as $16 million on an anti-labor ad campaign is John Nichols the Washington Correspondent for The Nation.  You can also follow John on twitter.

Back in the 1950s, laws across the country classified LGBT people as criminals, the psychiatric profession saw them as mentally ill, churches saw them as sinners, and society victimized them with irrational hatred. However, despite all this opposition and hate a few brave people began to fight back, paving the way for the revolutionary changes of the 1960s and beyond.  In her new epic history The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, Lillian Faderman documents with detail the history of the fight for LGBT equality, from the protests in the 1960s; the counter reaction of the 1970s and early eighties; the decimated but united community during the AIDS epidemic; and the current hurdles for the right to marriage equality.  Lillian joins me today to talk all about the book and the ongoing struggle for LGBT equality.  

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