Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Yesterday, at a press conference held by the group One Wisconsin Now, a series of hateful and venomous attacks on gay people and people living with HIV written by Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley were made public, and according to many activist and political pundits the level of hate speech in the articles disqualifies Bradley from continuing to hold office and should result in her immediate resignation from the state Supreme Court.  Joining me today to talk all about the horrific language the Judge used to when referring to gay people and the calls for her immediate resignation is Rep. Mark Pocan, who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin and is one of the six openly gay legislators in Congress.  

Over the past few years we have seen increased visibility of LGBT people in popular culture, and one of the latest examples of this is the new television show The Real O'Neals on ABC, which is all about the close-knit, Chicago-based O'Neals who seem to be the perfect Catholic family, but when surprising truths come to light, such as one of their sons being gay, their lives take an unexpected turn, and they decide to let the honesty ring in a new, less tidy chapter of their story, where they all drop their carefully honed facades and discover the unexpected freedom that accompanies just acting real. Instead of being torn apart, the O'Neals find that their new found way of life actually brings them closer together.  The show is loosely based on the life of Dan Savage and it stars the amazing Martha Plimpton, who joins me today on the show to talk all about The Real O'Neals!

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