Friday, April 03, 2015
Friday, June 13, 2014
In this week's Movie Date podcast, Rafer and Kristen look at two movies focused on best friends who always have each others' backs: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "22 Jump Street." Helping them mull over the debatably homophobic humor of the latter is Eric Sasson, columnist behind the Wall Street Journal's CTRL-ALT column. Rafer and Kristen also dedicate some time to a listener in need of some Father's Day related Movie Therapy. And, as always, there's trivia!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America made headlines earlier in January when they said they'd consider lifting the ban on homosexual scouts and leaders. They made good on their word this month when they sent out 1.1 million surveys to Boy Scout staff and leaders.
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.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Not surprisingly, President Obama’s announcement last week in support of same-sex marriage appeared to mobilize his gay supporters. But, contrary to what some might expect, it also appeared to mobilize his Latino supporters, regardless of their sexual orientation.
Monday, October 10, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
For 27 years, a New York square dancing group has been kicking up its heels. It's weathered the various cultural changes in the city, but age may finally be catching up with the group.
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 After months of preparation by the Pentagon, DADT was officially repealed on Tuesday at midnight.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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old American man living in Scotland admitted that he was behind the "Gay Girl in Damascus" blog, which, for the past six years provided thousands of persecuted gay people with hope – particularly in the Middle East. The blog was supposedly written by a woman Amina Arraf, who, according to the blog, was kidnapped last week. In response, the international media went on high alert. But within days, it became clear that Amina Arraf, was in fact, not a lesbian, not Syrian, and not even a woman. How did MacMaster manage to dupe so many?
Friday, October 22, 2010
What tendencies are we born with? What is a choice? And does it make you feel better or worse to know that certain things – ranging from weight to our intelligence — are one or the other?
Think, for example of sexual orientation. A lot of people have a lot invested in whether we’re born gay or whether it’s a choice. Is it one or the other? Does it even matter?
Friday, September 24, 2010
This week, the NAACP’s president, Benjamin Jealous, did something previously unheard of for the organization: He encouraged members of New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center to work with him and specifically, to attend the NAACP march for jobs and justice in Washington next month.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Today, a new movie called "The Kids are All Right" hits theaters, and for A.O. Scott, film critic from The New York Times, it inspired him to ask: “are the kids REALLY all right?”
In a new article called “They Grow Up So Quickly, Don’t They?”, he looks at this summer’s new releases that speak to the state of childhood and adolescence and family today.
Monday, June 28, 2010
What is it like getting older when you’re part of the first generation of gay people to live fully out of the closet? And who cares for you as you exit the world? We explore these issues with Laurie Young, aging policy analyst at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Brenda Austin, a retiree in her late sixties, who lives in New York and has been out of the closet since the 1950s.
Monday, December 14, 2009
On Saturday, Houston, Texas became the largest American city to elect an openly gay mayor. Mayor-elect Annise Parker joins us to discuss her campaign, her opposition and the country's political and cultural landscape.