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(2014/04/28) The arc of history and the stumbles along the way (LGBTQ Rights)

Edition #821

The arc of history and the stumbles along the way


Today we examine the old and new ways of looking at the LGBTQ community. We've come a long ways but we're still falling short of the mark.


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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Pat Robertson: Christians Are Oppressed Because We Can't Stone Gays - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-27-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: King of sorrow - Sade

Ch. 4: Act 2: How A Stone And The Woman Holding It Made A Bigot Back Down - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-21-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Throwing stones - Shout Out Louds

Ch. 6: Act 3: Study Shows Homophobia To BW Unhealthy - @gibblertron Throwing Shade - Air Date 3-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Killing yourself - Brian McSweeney

Ch. 8: Act 4: The Tipping Point On Public Discussion Of Marriage Equality - @fakedansavage - Air Date 4-8-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: I'm coming out - Diana Ross

Ch. 10: Act 5: Can the Damage in Uganda be Undone? - Rachel Maddow - Air Date: 03-18-2014

Ch. 11: Song 5: Raining men - Donna Summers

Ch. 12: Act 6: The Ali Forney Story - thefriendsproject - Air Date: 12-1-10

Ch. 13: Song 6: Gone to sleep - Moby

Ch. 14: Act 7: Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ Youth via @AliForneyCenter - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 16: Act 8: Panti's Noble Call at the Abbey Theatre - Air Date: 02-12-14



Ch. 17: Thoughts on the rolls of sex in societies - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 18: Biological sex binary is a myth, apology to Matt from MI - Sonya from Minnesota

Ch. 19: Thoughts on labels - Chris from Colorado Springs


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 20: Final comments on Stonewall Uprising at the wave of history


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



The Ali Forney Center


Sources/further reading:

"Seeking Shelter: The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth” via Center for American Progress

"Homeless Youth in Focus” via Von Diaz at Colorlines

"Why Homelessness Is A Major LGBT Issue” via Scott Keyes at Think Progress


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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