lgbtq http://wamc.org en UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay http://wamc.org/post/umass-basketball-player-comes-out-gay <p>University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon has announced he is gay.&nbsp; He is the first openly gay athlete in Division 1 men’s basketball.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst – the campus L-G-T-B center.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:31:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87798 at http://wamc.org UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay March is LGBT Health Month http://wamc.org/post/march-lgbt-health-month <p></p><p></p><p>The Empire State Pride Agenda announced the launch of its fifth annual LGBT Health Month this week. The campaign is designed to bring awareness to the unique health needs of the LGBT community.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 85272 at http://wamc.org March is LGBT Health Month "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe http://wamc.org/post/beautifully-unique-sparkleponies-chris-kluwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316236772/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316236772&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0316236772" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71913 at http://wamc.org "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe Easton Mountain Retreat Center http://wamc.org/post/easton-mountain-retreat-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.eastonmountain.org/">The Easton Mountain Retreat Center</a> is an LGBTQ retreat center in Greenwich, New York. Part of Easton's mission as a non-profit organization is to work towards peace, nonviolence, and social justice and they are interested in cultivating the future leaders of America's gay rights movement.</p><p>Later this month, they will be holding their eighth consecutive summer program for LGBTQ youth, a four-day arts camp and leadership summit called Arts in the Woods. This weekend, they will also be holding a weekend-long LGBTQ music festival called Out in the Woods to fundraise for scholarships for disenfranchised young people to attend the camp.</p><p>John Stasio, Founder of Easton Mountain, and Wil Fisher, their Director of Youth Programming, join us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70842 at http://wamc.org Easton Mountain Retreat Center Lynn Faria, Empire State Pride Agenda - SCOTUS And Marriage Equality http://wamc.org/post/lynn-faria-empire-state-pride-agenda-scotus-and-marriage-equality <p>We've seen two historic rulings today from the U.S. Supreme Court concerning gay marriage - the striking down of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a ruling clearing the way for same sex marriages to resume in California.</p><p>WAMC's Ray Graf spoke with Lynn Faria, deputy executive director with <a href="http://www.prideagenda.org/">Empire State Pride Agenda</a>, for reaction to the decisions.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Ray Graf 67982 at http://wamc.org Lynn Faria, Empire State Pride Agenda - SCOTUS And Marriage Equality LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College http://wamc.org/post/lgbt-leader-burns-returns-hamilton-college <p></p><p>Forty years ago, Richard Burns was a high school senior, getting ready to begin college at Hamilton in the fall. Today, he is the executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City. This afternoon, Richard Burns returns to Hamilton to speak on “LGBTQ Rights, Past and Present” at the Red Room in the Kirner-Johnson building. He spoke to WAMC about what it was like 40 years ago to be gay and in college</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 63618 at http://wamc.org LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College Professor Stephen Gottlieb - The Supreme Court on marriage and upcoming cases http://wamc.org/post/professor-stephen-gottlieb-supreme-court-marriage-and-upcoming-cases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week was a momentous one for the U.S. Supreme Court, as the high court heard two cases that when decided could have national implications on the rights of same sex couples to marry.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:11:36 +0000 61108 at http://wamc.org Professor Stephen Gottlieb - The Supreme Court on marriage and upcoming cases Stephen Gottlieb: The Gay Marriage Cases http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-gay-marriage-cases <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sunday night, my wife and I attended a Persian </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nowruz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or New Year’s festival, with many friends. We celebrated the best and happiest of the traditions they had left behind, along with other Americans who had come to take part. While celebrating the rebirth of Spring, we were also celebrating freedom with friends who had become refugees, whose humanity and efforts to use their skills to help others had become unwelcome to Iranian authorities.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 60826 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - SCOTUS and same sex marriage : 3/26/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-scotus-and-same-sex-marriage-32613 <p>Today the Supreme Courts of the United States is hearing the first of two cases that may be the deciding factors in whether same sex marriage is declared legal across the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Today we want your take on the cases, today’s argument on California’s Proposition 8 law that banned gay marriage, and tomorrow’s case challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).<em> </em>WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 60724 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - SCOTUS and same sex marriage : 3/26/13 Mary Bonauto, GLAD - The importance of the same sex marriage cases now before SCOTUS http://wamc.org/post/mary-bonauto-glad-importance-same-sex-marriage-cases-now-scotus <p>The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in to cases involving gay marriage. The nation’s highest court will hear the cases tomorrow and Wednesday. Mary Bonauto is the civil right project director at the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. She tells WAMC’S Brian Shields that the cases are monumental.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:34:47 +0000 Brian Shields 60640 at http://wamc.org Mary Bonauto, GLAD - The importance of the same sex marriage cases now before SCOTUS