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On Being

Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons — The Next Christians

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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On Being

[Unedited] Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons with Krista Tippett

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Strangers

Mike and Garrett: International Mr. Leather, Part 2

Friday, September 14, 2012

We revisit Mike Gerle with his partner Garrett to talk about their slave-master relationship fetish relationship

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Strangers

Mike Gerle: American Mormon-International Mr. Leather

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Mormon kid becomes "International Mr. Leather"

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The Takeaway

Vito: The Activist and the Film

Thursday, July 19, 2012

When he was a young man in the 1960s, Vito Russo wasn’t that different from a lot of young gay men in America, but there was one difference: While many gay Americans still lived in the closet, Vito was out, proud, and loud. The new documentary "Vito" takes a closer look at his life.

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Soundcheck

Frank Ocean Comes Out; D'Angelo Comes Back

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Music and culture writer Dream Hampton joins us to talk about two R&B stars making headlines: Odd Future member Frank Ocean, who last week publicly detailed his former relationship with a man, and the singer, pianist and guitarist D'Angelo, who is in the midst of a comeback from a 12 year hiatus. 

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The Takeaway

Are Celebrities Obliged to Come Out?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Yesterday, CNN's Anderson Cooper came out in an interview to Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Beast. He says he still wants some semblance of personal space, but that he is happy and unashamed of being gay.

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WNYC News

New Designs Revealed for NYC's Only Gay Synagogue

Friday, June 22, 2012

New York City's only gay Jewish congregation is getting a glimpse of what its new home will look like.

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The Empire

Duane to NYC: 'I Want To Come Home'

Monday, June 04, 2012

New York state Senator Thomas Duane, the Senate's first openly gay man, says he's coming home.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Monday, May 28, 2012

Novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing in the years following World War II to the present day. Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America begins with a first wave of major gay literary figures-Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin, pioneers who set the stage for new generations of gay writers.

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The Takeaway

Donna Summer: Disco Queen and Uneasy Gay Icon

Friday, May 18, 2012

Donna Summer died yesterday at the age of 63. She held many titles, including Disco Queen, Grammy winner, number one chart topper, and of course, gay icon. But as a born-again Christian, Summer’s relationship with her gay fans wasn’t always an easy one. At one point, she found herself the subject of controversy over anti-gay comments she made during the AIDS epidemic.

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The Takeaway

Mixed Political Impact of President's Supports of Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

President Obama’s public declaration of his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts yesterday, could have a polarizing effect this campaign season, invigorating some voters and potentially alienating others. Gay campaign political activists and campaign donors are among those with a strong reaction to the news. The Takeaway spoke to one top Obama bundler, Dana Perelman, who said he was "exhilarated" by the President’s announcement. From the other end of the gay community came a slightly different reaction. R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans called the timing of the president's announcement "callous."

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: Romney's Gay Spokesman, Newt Gingrich Drops Out

Friday, May 04, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Newt Gingrich pulling out of the Presidential race; Richard Grenell, the openly gay foreign policy spokesperson who resigned from Mitt Romney's campaign just days after joining it; and Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage. Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. And Farai Chideya is ajournalist and blogger.

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New Jersey News

Jury Selection Begins in Clementi Suicide Case

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jury selection has begun in New Jersey in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing in the years following World War II to the present day. Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America begins with a first wave of major gay literary figures-Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin, pioneers who set the stage for new generations of gay writers.

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The Takeaway

California's Ban on Gay Marriage Struck Down

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court panel ruled that Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage which passed into law in 2008, was unconstitutional. This is the first time an appellate court has said there is any kind of constitutional right to marry. But this ruling is still being considered "cautious" by legal experts: Proposition 8 supporters can appeal to the entire 9th circuit, or ask the Supreme Court to take up their case.

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The Takeaway

Being Gay: A Listener's Story

Monday, February 06, 2012

Despite having a higher rate of acceptance in American society and greater media presence than ever before, being gay or transgendered is still difficult, especially for those living in non-metropolitan areas. Approximately 20 to 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT, experiencing a higher rate of suicide than heterosexuals. But sometimes discrimination and pressure to conform comes just as much from inside the gay community as it does from the outside.

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The Takeaway

No More 'No Homo'?: Rap's Evolving Attitudes Toward Homosexuality

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Misogynistic and homophobic lyrics are part and parcel of mainstream rap music's hyper-masculine culture. But over the last year, as part of a larger conversation about homophobia and bullying, more and more stars have spoken out against the community's anti-gay attitudes. 

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The Takeaway

The End of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the discriminatory 1993 law that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the military so long as they kept their sexual orientation a secret is history. After months of preparation by the Pentagon, DADT was officially repealed on Tuesday at midnight. President Obama signed the repeal in December 2010. The Pentagon said that 97 percent of the military has undergone training for accepting the law. The military has been accepting applications from openly gay people for weeks, and investigations into the sexual orientations of current military personal have been halted.

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The Takeaway

Opinion: Opposed to Marriage, Same-Sex or Otherwise

Friday, July 22, 2011

This weekend, gay couples in the state of New York will begin legally tying the knot. While most gay rights supporters have been vocally celebrating this milestone, there are others who don’t see legal same-sex marriage as a triumph. 

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