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My Father's Secret Life

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father told her he was HIV-positive in 1992. When she asked if he was gay, he said no. Now, she's looking for answers about the father she never knew.

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Features

Preview: What's a Normal Family, Anyway?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

New York-based performance artist Lucy Sexton was never one for convention. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it came to having a family, she found a way to make it happen on her own terms.

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The Takeaway

The Confused Legacy of Westboro's Fred Phelps

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fred Phelps, the founder and anti-gay preacher at Westboro Baptist Church, died on Thursday at the age of 84. Phelps was a disbarred civil rights lawyer and ran for local offices several times. After several unsuccessful runs, he shifted his focus to mostly protesting. Recently, one of his estranged sons said his father had been excommunicated from the church. Today Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, describes the confused legacy of Phelps and that of the Westboro Baptist Church.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Indians Fight Back Against Ban on Gay Sex

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sabelo Narasimhan, a queer trans Desi organizer and photographer, and Gardiner Harris, New York Times South Asia correspondent, discuss the ruling by the high court in India which re-criminalizes homosexuality and what they are trying to do to fight it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Bloomberg's New York; Homosexuality in India; Philosophies Against Suicide

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Former Bloomberg spokesperson Stu Loeser and a range of experts take calls about Mayor Bloomberg’s impact on health, safety, inequality, and the future of New York. Plus: A look at why India has reversed its legal stance on homosexuality; and author Jennifer Michael Hecht on her new book, Stay, and the secular argument against suicide.

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MICROPOLIS: The Pope Francis Effect

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Even in New York, where issues of faith usually reside on the margins of public life, the Pope has people talking. And although much of what he says is viewed through the reductive lens of politics — Is he liberal? Is he conservative? — for many Catholics his words have a deeply personal, emotional impact. 

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The Takeaway

Is The Catholic Church Changing Its Stance on Homosexuals?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Could the Catholic Church be softening its stance on homosexuals? On the way back to Rome from his a seven-day visit to Brazil, Pope Francis singled that changes could be coming to Catholicism. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" the Pope told reporters last week.

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WNYC News

Ex-NBA Teammate: What Jason Collins Can Expect On and Off the Court

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Many players have publicly voiced their support for Jason Collins - LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, to name a few. But will the goodwill continue? And what can Collins expect on and off the court from his peers? "Obviously you can't say 100 percent of the people are going to be OK with it or 100 percent are not," says Brian Scalabrine, a friend and former teammate.

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Features

Catholic Conversations: Homosexuality & the Faith

Friday, March 22, 2013

"As long as there's that level of fear of female power and a degradation of gay and lesbian families and transgender people I'm still not ready to see this Pope as a moral guide for me." - Jamie Manson.

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Alec Waugh's Martinique, and a Brotherly Deed to the World

Friday, January 11, 2013

WNYC

In this amusing, time-capsule of a talk, given at a 1956 Books and Authors Luncheon to promote his best-selling novel Island In the Sun, Alec Waugh explains how he came to write about the West Indies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Oddly Normal

Thursday, November 08, 2012

John Schwartz, a national correspondent with the New York Times, discusses his memoir, Oddly Normal. Three years ago, Schwartz’s 13-year-old son, came out to his classmates and despite the support of his parents, he attempted suicide. Schwartz’s writes of his family’s own struggles within a culture that is changing fast, but not fast enough to help gay kids like Joe.

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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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On Being

Joanna Brooks — Mormons Demystified [remix]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joanna Brooks with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 23, 2012

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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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

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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On Being

Richard Mouw — Restoring Political Civility: An Evangelical View [remix]

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

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On Being

[Unedited] Richard Mouw with Krista Tippett (Restoring Political Civility)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals' navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth.

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