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Review: Amid Protests and Gowns, Met Opens Season with Eugene Onegin

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Before the first notes of Eugene Onegin, shouts rained down from the Family Circle of the Metropolitan Opera, with the word "Putin" surfacing often. David Patrick Stearns reports.

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WQXR Blog

Last Night of the Proms Tinged With Themes of Equality

Friday, September 06, 2013

During the Last Night of the Proms, Marin Alsop spoke on behalf of women conductors and Joyce DiDonato sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for gay rights.

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Operavore

Gay Rights Petition Puts Pressure on Metropolitan Opera Stars

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

If it wasn’t Tchaikovsky, it may never have come up. But suddenly, opera diva Anna Netrebko and renowned conductor Valery Gergiev now find themselves in an awkward circumstance.

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The Takeaway

Stop-And-Frisk Around the Country | Will Holder's New Drug Sentencing Policies Transform Criminal Justice? | Greg Louganis on Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stop-And-Frisk Around the Country | Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger Found Guilty, Faces Life in Prison | NSA Cyberdefense Plans Stalled Due to Leaks | Greg Louganis on Russia's Anti-Gay Laws & The 2014 Olympics | Will Holder's New Drug Sentencing Policies Transform Criminal Justice? | 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Lessons From Gay Marriage

Friday, July 12, 2013

Liza Mundy, writer for The Atlantic, helps wrap up marriage week by examining changing norms of marriage and giving examples of what straight married people can learn from gay couples.

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WNYC News

Supreme Court Celebrations at NYC's Gay Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thousands turned out for the city's annual Gay Pride parade, and the mood was especially buoyant, in light of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings in favor of gay rights. For more photos, visit the Micropolis Tumblr.

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WNYC News

In a Busy News Week, Some Say the Real Issues are Ignored

Friday, June 28, 2013

Immigration reform, affirmative action, voting rights, gay marriage -- it's been a busy week for lawmakers and jurists, one that will likely reshape the country. But in some pockets of the city, the issues that matter aren't what's necessarily in the headlines.

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The Takeaway

Employment Discrimination and Sexual Orientation: The Next Battle?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

After yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), married same-sex couples became entitled to recognition in the 12 states that currently allow gay marriages. But there was another issue the ruling did not touch—discrimination against gay individuals in the workplace. Senator Richard Blumenthal is on The Takeaway to explain why he sponsored this bill, and how the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA affects its future.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Marriage Equality in New Jersey

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality, discusses what Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality mean for civil unions in New Jersey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hate Crimes in the Village

Friday, May 24, 2013

Kai Wright, editorial director of Colorlines, Nation contributor and author of Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay, and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York (Beacon Press, 2009) talks about the spate of anti-gay violence in the West Village, considered the home of the gay rights movement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Live from the Mall: Gay Marriage Demonstrations

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in the first of two same-sex marriage cases before it this week, Michael Lavers, staff writer for Washington Blade checks in from the Washington Mall where competing demonstrations are planned.

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The Takeaway

Are Gay Rights More Akin to Civil Rights or Religious Rights?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Is the fight for gay rights really akin to the civil rights movement? On The Takeaway, a black pastor says yes and a gay scholar says no. What do you think?

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The Takeaway

Gay Rights and Religion, Cyprus, and the Genetic Info You Didn't Ask For

Monday, March 25, 2013

Growing Up with Gay Parents | Cyprus Lawmakers Hope for Bailout | The Genetic Information You Didn't Ask For | Are Gay Rights More Akin to Civil Rights or Religious Rights?

The Takeaway

A Younger Conservative's Case Against Gay Marriage

Friday, March 22, 2013

According to a New York Times/CBS poll from February, 45 percent of Republicans between 18- and 44-years-old now believe same-sex couples should be able to marry. Still, some of gay marriage’s most vocal opponents come from the youngest ranks of conservatives.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Empathy, Politics, and Civil Rights

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ohio Senator Rob Portman came out in favor of gay marriage last week, saying he was convinced to support the issue once he learned his son was gay. President Obama also cited family, friends, and gay members of his staff in describing his decision to publicly support gay marriage. We ask: What's the intersection of experience and politics? Does a politician's change of heart mean any less when it stems from family experience rather than political conviction? Call 212-433-9692 or post your comments here.

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WNYC News

PFLAG Founder Jeanne Manford Dies

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Jeanne Manford, who founded a national movement aimed at helping families accept and support their gay children and friends, died Tuesday. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Gay Revolution

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Supreme Court lawyer Linda Hirshman tells the story of the gay rights movement, detailing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America. Her book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution  recounts the long roads that led to recent victories—from the start of modern struggle for gay rights at Stonewall in 1969 to states legalizing gay marriage, the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

On today's New Year's Day show, we're replaying some favorite interviews from last year. Wyclef Jean tells about his journey from Haiti to the housing projects of Brooklyn to Newark and onto the world stage as a member of the Fugees. Director Penny Marshall talks about her life and career in front of—and behind—the camera. Supreme Court lawyer Linda Hirshman tells the story of the gay rights movement. Plus, the one and only Joan Rivers.

The Takeaway

Paris Opens Europe's First Gay-Friendly Mosque

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Despite a long tradition of condemning homosexuality in Islam, Europe's first gay-friendly mosque opened last week in Paris. Similar efforts have also begun in the United States. Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed is the founder of the mosque.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Legality of Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU, discusses the legal issues associated with gay 'conversion therapy' and various challenges to bans on this type of therapy.

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