Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Yesterday, negotiators from the United States and eleven other countries announced that after five years of intense talks, they have reached an agreement on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.  The deal which has been highly controversial now goes to Congress where it will come up for a vote in about four months.  However, TPP opponents are insisting that the deal faces serious peril there and that it might not get the required votes necessary for its approval.  Joining me today to talk all about the international trade deal and the opposition it faces in Congress is George Zornick the Washington editor for The Nation. You can also follow George on twitter.  

When he was just 18 years old Mark Segal witnessed firsthand the Stonewall Riots when they began in June of 1969, and determined not to stand idly by he began organizing demonstrations that lasted for three days following the riots and led to the forming of the Gay Liberation Front.  Mark would go on from that summer to become one the leading LGBT activist and journalists of his generation and in 1975 he founded the Philadelphia Gay News the oldest LGBT weekly publication in the country. Mark is also one of the founders and former president of both the National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild and he joins me today on the show to talk all about his new memoir titled And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality which offers an enticing frontline account of the fight for equal rights for LGBT people in the U.S.  You can also follow Mark on twitter.

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