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(2014/03/26) Sadly grasping at cakes (LGBTQ Rights)

Edition #812

Pathetically grasping at cakes


Today we look at the last gasps of the anti-LGBTQ movement in the US but also take a glimpse at Uganda where we can see the types of laws the religious fundamentalists would like to impose here if they could.


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Right Wing Christians Preach Hate In Africa & Now People Will Die - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-18-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Uganda - Matthew L. Fisher

Ch. 4: Act 2: The Miracle of Anti-Gay Denial - @MarkFiore Animation - Air Date: 03-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Power of denial - Thomas Newman

Ch. 6: Act 3: Michael Sam comes out as gay before NFL draft - @gibblertron Throwing Shade - Air Date 2-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Throwing Shade Theme song

Ch. 8: Act 4: Attention Anti-Gay Pro Athletes: WTF Are You Talking About? - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-12-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Shower the people - James Taylor

Ch. 10: Act 5: 1st Southern State: VA Gay Marriage Ban Overturned - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-24-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Married by the sea - Theo Bard

Ch. 12: Act 6: The WE DO Campaign via- @CSElive - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: Was Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill Really Anti-Gay - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 2-21-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Le nuit - David Ari Leon

Ch. 16: Act 8: CNN's Cuomo Call Out The Extremist Group Behind Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill - Media Matters Minute (@mmfa) - Air Date: 02-24-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Le nuit - David Ari Leon

Ch. 18: Act 9: A Warning To Fascist Gays From The American Family Association - @majorityfm - Air Date 2-27-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: T-Shirt Weather - The Lucksmiths

Ch. 20: Act 10: Where did all the anti-gay bills come from - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 02-26-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: I believe in that - Chip Taylor

Ch. 22: Act 11: This Appears to be the End of Discrimination Bills - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 02-27-2014

Ch. 23: Song 11: Get over it - OK Go

Ch. 24: Act 12: Nothing's Changed - Arizona's Homophobic Law Was Totally Unnecessary - @fakedansavage - Air Date 3-4-14



Ch. 25: Thoughts on leadership in Russia and the comparison to Hitler - Andy from Austin

Ch. 26: The importance of the discussion of privilege and perspective - Bill from St. Petersburg, FL

Ch. 27: The history of the conflict in Ukraine - Andy from Austin

Ch. 28: Response to Neanderthal discussion - Margarete from Ashville, NC

Ch. 29: Libertarians and the whole point of labels - Hamish from California


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 30: Final comments previewing the next episode on reproductive justice


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



We Do Campaign from The Campaign for Southern Equality

Southerners for the Freedom to Marry


Sources/further reading:

"How Resistance Will Change the South: The We Do Campaign is looking for a public official in the South who will issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple as an act of conscience.” via The Advocate

"SPLC Sues for Marriage Equality in Alabama” by John Becker, at The Bilerico Project


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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