Sprouts:Part 3: Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling & Anti-LGBT Backlash 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Sprouts  Part 3: Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Ruling & Anti-LGBT Backlash  Part 3 of 3  
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Author, journalist, and LGBTQ activist Michelangelo Signorile (pronounced "Senior-elly"), host of the Michelangelo Signorile Show, a daily talk show on Sirius-XM Progress 127 and Editor-at-Large of Huffington Post Queer Voices. His most recent book is It s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.

This is the third and final part of a series exploring anti-LGBTQ backlash against the US Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in the case of Ogerbefell vs. Hodges. This case struck down all of the remaining state bans on same sex marriage, making marriage equality the law of the land. The case has triggered backlash against LGBTQ people.

The series is produced by OutCasting, LGBTQ youth radio.

Signorile talks about various aspects of the anti-LGBTQ backlash, which is on the increase: violence, discriminatory laws, government officials' refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, businesses' refusal to serve them, demoralization of LGBTQ youth and increase in already high risk of suicide and self-destructive behavior.

Also discussed: laws being proposed and enacted in backlash and implicit bias that underlies the more public support LGBTQ people have won, relegating LGBTQ people to second-class citizenship, and how the contradictions between public support and hatred experienced in actual experience affect self-destruction and suicide in youth.

Also discussed: the importance of the Supreme Court in this year's presidential election, and representation of LGBTQ people in the media, sports, and popular culture, and how it greatly needs to improve.

This another issues were also discussed in earlier editions of OutCasting -- available at

Audio promos for Part 3 are available at http://wdfh.org/pacifica. There are 59 and 29 second versions available, with time at the end of each for your local tag. Michelangelo Signorile, noted LGBTQ author, activist, and journalist
Michelangelo Signorile, noted LGBTQ author, activist, and journalist  
Notes: Credits:
Sprouts is a weekly program produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country, bringing you local radio productions of national interest. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio.

If you or someone at your station has a radio production that you wish to rebroadcast on Sprouts, to showcase it nationally, contact our air traffic controller, Ursula Ruedenberg, at ursula@pacifica.org.  
Youth participants Sydney, Jamie, Brianna, Adam, Lauren; assistant producer Alex Mintz; executive producer Marc Sophos.  
Politics and Activism | Elections | Governance / Law | Human Rights | Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans | Alternative Lifestyles | Sexuality / Romance | Gender  
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View Script  NYC  08-24-2016  English 
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