Sprouts:Anti-LGBT backlash against Supreme Court marriage equality ruling  
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Sprouts  Anti-LGBT backlash against Supreme Court marriage equality ruling   Part 1 of 3 
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Sprouts  Interviews  For non-profit use only. 
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From OutCasting, LGBTQ youth radio (http://outcastingmedia.org): In this first part of a three part series, we begin to explore the anti-LGBTQ backlash against the US Supreme Court's 2015 case of Ogerbefell vs. Hodges, which struck down all of the remaining state bans on same sex marriage, making marriage equality the law of the land. Since the case was announced just over a year ago, things haven't suddenly gotten wonderful for LGBTQ people.

Our guest on this series is the author, journalist, and LGBTQ activist Michelangelo Signorile (pronounced "Senior-elly"). He s the host of the Michelangelo Signorile Show, a daily talk show on Sirius-XM Progress 127. He s the Editor-at-Large of Huffington Post Queer Voices. His most recent book is Its Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.

This OutCasting series examines various aspects of the anti-LGBTQ backlash: violence against LGBTQ people is up, hundreds of discriminatory laws are being introduced and often passed, government
officials refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, businesses refuse to serve them -- and all of this is sending a terrible message to LGBTQ youth, who are already at greatly heightened risk of suicide and other self-destructive behaviors.

In Part 1, we look at what Mike describes in his book as "victory blindness," the mistaken belief that now that we've won marriage equality, equality is ours and we don't have to keep working for it. We
talk about the historical importance of gay bars as sanctuaries. We talk about the Orlando massacre and the fact that many in the mainstream media ignored or played down the LGBT angle, and about the
hypocrisy of those offering their "thoughts and prayers" while dehumanizing the victims of the massacre by denying their LGBTQ identities and refusing to take any action in favor of greater equality or
reasonable gun regulation. Finally, in an excerpt from an OutCasting OffAir feature available on our web site, outcastingmedia.org, OutCasting youth participant Brianna reacts to the Orlando massacre.

At approximately 9:56, Mike says the word "faggot" in the context of anti-LGBTQ violence: "We've seen just this past fall attacks in Dallas on gay men exiting bars, thrown into vans and beaten up and called
faggot at the same time that we saw the bars vandalized in the early hours of the morning."

Parts 2 and 3 continue the discussion and are currently scheduled for the weeks beginning August 11 and 25. As noted earlier, the schedule may change if there are unexpected developments at the political conventions. We'll keep you up to date via pacificaannounce.

Audio promos for Part 1 are available at http://wdfh.org/pacifica. There are 59 and 29 second versions available, with 8-10 seconds at the end of each for your local tag. Promos for Parts 2 and 3 will be
posted as we get closer to the broadcast dates for those programs, and we'll let you know about them via pacificaannounce. 
Michelangelo Signorile, noted LGBTQ author, activist, and journalist 
Notes: Credits:
  Youth participants Sydney, Adam, Jamie, Brianna, Lauren. Assistant producer Alex Mintz. Executive producer Marc Sophos. 
National News | Civil Liberties | Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans  
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