Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Beginning yesterday at 11:21 a.m. Senator Christopher S. Murphy of Connecticut seized control of the Senate floor for more than 15 hours with the goal of forcing the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, into allowing votes on amendments to the annual Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill which seek to tighten the nation’s gun laws in the aftermath of the massacre in Orlando, Fla.  Joining me today to talk all about the marathon filibuster and the need for Congress to finally act in order to address our country’s problem with gun violence is Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, who took part in the filibuster and in the wake of this tragedy proposed legislation that would keep people who have been convicted of a hate crime from owning a gun. 

In the wake of the horrific events in Orlando over the weekend we are learning that the majority of the victims in the attack were mostly young people of Latino decent, and while the true motives of the killer are still being figured out, what we know for sure is that this tragedy will have a lasting impact on that community.  Joining me today to talk all about the shock waves that the attack is causing throughout the Latino-American and LGBT communities is SiriusXM’s own Xorje Olivares who wrote all about the victims and the effect this tragedy had on him personally for Out Magazine.  

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