Monday, October 25, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

The New York Times says that the GOP is poised to take the House, and whether or not these reports are overblown it's true that the tea party is surging while many constituencies are demoralized. The Associated press claims that angry gay voters could turn the election against the Democrats. This sounds like a "blame the gays" scenario a bit, but we'll put the question to you: Are you going to vote for Democrats next week? Won't you be helping the tea party if you don't?

Should a New Hampshire newspaper be required to print same-sex marriage announcements in a state where marriage is legal for gays and lesbians? The New Hampshire Union Leader says no. We'll take your calls.

Guest / 2:30pm EST - Openly Gay, Democratic Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank joins us this afternoon to talk about what we can expect to see in the repeal process of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and the recent comments made by his opponent, Sean Bielat, saying that gays don't have a right to serve, just like short people.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - How has society and religion changed over the past 50 years? How does religion divide us and how does it unite us? Robert Putnam, co-author of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, joins us today to talk about it.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Dr. Alan Downs, author of The Velvet Rage: Overcoming The Pain of Growing Up Gay In A Straight Man's World, joins us today to talk about the developmental issues gay men face and how they can overcome emotions of shame.

Another major release by Wikileaks of documents shows the brutality of the war, including many more civilian deaths than believed, and the press in the U.S. once again

"Heroes" and Star Trek star Zachary Quinto won't say if he's gay, even though he supports gay causes and is now putting his efforts toward anti-bullying and suicide prevention. But wouldn't the best thing be for him to simply say what he is? Now he's playing a gay man in Angels in America off-Broadway. Does that make it more relevant? Well take calls.

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