Monday, October 11, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

New York Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino let out some pretty virulent and noxious gas over the weekend, dubbing homosexuality "not a successful option" and something that shouldn't be exposed to children. This coming after a series of gay-bashing in New York City and suicides by gay youths around the country. What exactly is up with Paladino and how is this playing out? We'll go through it today.

White House adviser Valerie Jarrett spoke to the Human Rights Campaign at the groups annual dinner in Washington. We'll go through the speech and lots of the criticism of it and also, the controversy that erupted when HRC's Fred Sainz strongly attacked the leader of a gay veterans group, Alex Nicholson of Servicemembers United, for his criticism of the appearance and his asking Jarrett to meet with gay vets.

The direct action group Get Equal has responded to the DNC official who compared them to Karl Rove for criticizing Obama and telling people not to contribute to the DNC.

Another suicide has occurred by a gay teen: Zack Harrington, 19, in Normon Oklahoma, took his life after a town council meeting in which homophobia was spewed by various speakers. We'll go through it.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - We've now been in Afghanistan for 9 years fighting a war that has many wondering when will we get out. Matthew Hoh, Director with the Afghanistan Study Group, joins us this afternoon to talk about A New Way Forward, a report recently released by the group on rethinking strategy in the war torn country.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - High Pitch Mike of Howard 100 news joins us this afternoon to talk about Closet Cases, his new special airing tonight on Howard 101 at 7pm EST, which he will talks about life in the closet with Rosie O'Donnell, NJ Governor Jim McGreevy and George Takei.

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