gay rights

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon March 3, 2014

"License To Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples" By Kimberly Richman

    A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles?

License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples by Kimberly D. Richman examines the meanings of marriage for couples in the two first states to extend that right to same sex couples: California and Massachusetts.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

2/24/14 Panel

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Ukraine Update
E-Cigarettes
Olympics Close
Arizona Anti-Gay Bill
Captured Drug Lord

New England News
8:00 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Gay Rights Advocates Laud CT Insurance Bulletin

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New England gay rights organization is praising Connecticut's Department of Insurance for informing insurers they must pay "covered expenses" for treatment related to a patient's gender transition.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon August 26, 2013

"Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe

    Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities.

New England News
12:30 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

Events Set For Gay Pride Week In Springfield Massachusetts

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Gay Pride Week is being observed with a series of events in Springfield Massachusetts.  It started on Thursday when more than 100 people gathered in the sweltering midday sun to observe the raising of the rainbow flag outside city hall.  WAMC’s  Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill spoke with Amaad Rivera, the president and founder of Springfield Pride.

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Capital Region News
4:25 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gay Rights Activists View Jason Collins’ Coming Out As Positive Step

State lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials rally in West Capitol Park, State and Swan streets, Albany.
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A day after veteran NBA player Jason Collins made national headlines by becoming the first active male athlete in the four major sports to come out as gay, state lawmakers, gay rights advocates and labor and law enforcement officials participated in Empire State Pride Agenda's annual lobby day in Albany.

Although New Yorkers are becoming more accepting following the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011, activists and advocates want to ensure that gay rights and gay pride stay in the media spotlight.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon February 25, 2013

"Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America" by Christopher Bram

    In his book, Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America, novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing. Beginning with a first wave of major gay literary figures -Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin - he shows how they set the stage for new generations of gay writers to build on what they had begun.

WAMC News
10:51 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Gays

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's national executive board has delayed a decision on whether to lift its longstanding ban on gay scouts and leaders.

BSA said Wednesday the organization will take action on the resolution at its national meeting in May.

The organization said last week it was considering a shift of its policy, which has led officials to remove gay leaders and scouts. That announcement pushed years of debate over the policy to an even higher level.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Lifting the Ban on Gay Boy Scouts : 1/29/13

Sign reads, '84-year-old Boy Scout leader kicked out for being gay.'
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The Boy Scouts of America appear poised to lift a longstanding ban on gay scouts and scout leaders as soon as their national executive board meeting, scheduled for next week.

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