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The Takeaway

Church May Shift Outlook on Gays, Divorce

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A report from a meeting of Catholic Bishops, convened to discuss the family and contemporary society, signals a potential shift on divorce and homosexuality.

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On The Media

Facebook Apologizes to LGBT Community and Promises Better Authentication Tools

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Chris Cox — Facebook’s Chief Product Officer — apologized for account suspensions following weeks of protest over the social media company's name policy.
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WNYC News

Gay Group to March in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they will allow a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.

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On The Media

Gaymes

Friday, July 18, 2014

Only a handful of mainstream video games feature gay characters. Bob talks with Samantha Leigh Allen, a transgender writer and academic, about some of the commercially successful games to include LBGT identities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being LGBT in Kenya

Friday, June 27, 2014

Meet "Ken" an activist working to advance the rights of LGBT people in rural villages and refugee camps in Kenya, forced to use a pseudonym for his protection. Hear what he's fighting for, and why he continues the battle despite hardship and violence.

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The Takeaway

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and '22 Jump Street'

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!

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Salt Lake City, UT: Updating Tradition

Friday, June 06, 2014

When Mormon pioneers rolled into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they brought with them a new theology, a short but intense history of persecution, and dreams of a new kind of society. 166 years later, Salt Lake City remains deeply influenced by Mormon culture, but defies easy categorization. With a large and politically active gay scene, one of the biggest Polynesian populations in the country, and a steady stream of new migrants, the city is full of vibrant contradiction—and sometimes conflict.

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The Takeaway

New Doc Explores LGBT Love & The Law

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Legal battles aren't often the stuff of compelling cinema, but a new documentary taking a close-up look at the fight to strike down California's Proposition 8 is a drama about love and the definition of partnership. Ben Cotner and Ryan White produced and directed "The Case Against 8."

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The Takeaway

When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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The Takeaway

In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Africa, there's a quiet trend sweeping the continent and dividing neighbor from neighbor. More than 30 nations worldwide have declared that homosexuality is a crime, and most of these nations are in Africa.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | March 17, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Also on Today's Show: On St. Patrick's Day, The Takeaway speaks with Joan Burton, Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, about her thoughts on showing solidarity for the LGBT movement amidst generations of traditions during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade...The Retro Report documentary team looks back at the California Mediterranean fruit fly infestation that began in the 1980s and spanned through the 1990s—and beyond—and why spray-pesticides were so controversial. Joshua Fisher, Retro Report producer, explains.

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WNYC News

Breaking Barriers in Brooklyn, from Jackie Robinson to Jason Collins

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, may be paving the way for future gay athletes. Now he's being compared to another barrier-breaking sports star: Jackie Robinson.

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The Takeaway

Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Be Banned

Thursday, February 13, 2014

This week, just nine months after the Boy Scouts of America lifted their longtime ban on openly gay scouts, 17-year old Pascal Tessier became the first openly gay member to be officially recognized as an Eagle Scout. But in six months, Pascal will no longer be allowed to be a part of the Boy Scouts of America. That’s because he’ll be turning 18, and according to the BSA guidelines, openly gay adults are not welcome.

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WNYC News

Police Release Sketch in Journalist Attack; Hate Crime Suspected

Monday, January 27, 2014

Randy Gener, 46, remains in intensive care at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.

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The Takeaway

A Defense of Russia's Vladimir Putin | Communities Step Up to Fight Mississippi Diabetes Crisis | Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Defense of Russia's Vladimir Putin | Shunning Retirement for Start-Ups | A Look at What's Ahead for The Seahawks & Broncos | Communities Step Up to Fight Mississippi Diabetes Crisis | 2014 Midterms See Shake Up as Lawmakers Exit | Looking Back at Motown's Civil Rights Recordings

The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Marriage is the Ultimate Battle for Gays

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who argued Edie Windsor's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act in front of the Supreme Court, talks about the current gay rights cases making their way through the legal system and why she thinks the next big Supreme Court decisions about same-sex marriage may come from cases in states like Ohio, Virginia and Utah. “Because being gay is about who you love, and being married in our legal system is the representation or manifestation of that, I think that in a lot of ways, marriage is the ultimate battle,” Kaplan said. Hear whether she thinks the Supreme Court will decide soon whether Americans have a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

TONIGHT: Roberta Kaplan will be speaking with Edie Windsor and comedian and actress Judy Gold at the 92Y at 8:15 p.m.

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The Takeaway

Edie Windsor on Her Love Affair with the Gays

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"I can't walk down the street without people stopping me to say thank you," says the 84-year-old, who shot to stardom this year after winning the Supreme Court Case that made gay marriage legal. "It's thrilling."

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage in 2013 and Beyond

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, the case that declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, marked just one of the many milestones in LGBT rights this year. Dale Carpenter, author of "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas - How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans" and professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, examines the state of same-sex marriage rights as 2013 draws to a close, and looks ahead at what to expect in 2014.

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WNYC News

The Best Lesbian Musical Ever! (And There Have Been a Lot)

Friday, December 13, 2013

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Actually, it's not a lesbian musical. It's a musical, and that's the point. While a lot of plays often close earlier than expected due to weak ticket sales, Fun Home has been extended four times at the Public Theater.

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Freakonomics Radio

Are Gay Men Really Rich?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

It’s easy to get that idea. But is the stereotype true?

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