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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brooklyn Elevated to Lesbian Mecca

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz told Brian Lehrer that his borough is, "the lesbian capital of New York City and the Northeast." More than Northampton? More than Provincetown? Let the debate commence.

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The Takeaway

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | The Places That Allow Us to Build and Dream

Friday, November 08, 2013

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | Sen. Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA | New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' | Restitution Process May be Long for Jewish Art Owners ...

The Takeaway

ENDA and the State of the GOP

Monday, November 04, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to a vote tonight. ENDA would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and while the bill has little support in the House, advocates are hopeful about its prospects in the Senate, as it's already gained support from several Republican Senators. Sarah Longwell, the treasurer for the Log Cabin Republicans, discusses the GOP interest in ENDA and examines what these crossover votes say about the future of the Republican Party.

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On Being

Indigo Girls — Music and Finding God, in Church and Smoky Bars

Thursday, October 03, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 03, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Transgender Identity and the Military

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chelsea Manning (born Bradley Manning), the U.S. Army Private who was convicted of leaking classified government documents, said in a statement yesterday that she wants to live the rest of her life as a female and hopes to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. Michael Silverman, Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, joins us to talk about the challenges Manning will face as a transgender military inmate and how Manning's gender identity factored into her legal defense. 

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WNYC News

Possible Anti-Gay Hate Crime Under Investigation in Chelsea

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Police are investigating a possible anti-gay hate crime that occurred shortly after midnight Wednesday morning in Chelsea.

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The Takeaway

Greg Louganis on Russia's Anti-Gay Laws & The 2014 Olympics

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Greg Louganis is a gay athlete who won a total of four gold medals in 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games for diving. He also has personal experience with Olympic boycotts. Back in 1980, he was favored to win two gold medals in the Moscow games, but was unable to compete due to the boycott. Louganis joins The Takeaway to discuss Russia's stance against LGBTQ people and whether or not that could hurt the games in 2014.

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Transgender Training / Sex Work Survival Tips

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New York City -- universal beacon for gays and lesbians, right? Maybe, but ask some people how safe they feel on the streets, and they'll say, not very. Especially transgender women of color, who speak of constant harassment, threats and actual violence

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hear This: Do You Have Your Parents' Marriage?

Monday, July 08, 2013

“I was from a mother and father who got married, stayed together, and they stayed together more because that’s what they were supposed to do." Amy in Manalapan sats, "Like them being happy wasn’t the most important – they had to do the right thing. And there were rules to follow."

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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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On The Media

How to Be Gay in the NBA

Friday, May 03, 2013

NBA center Jason Collins drew media attention when he came out on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. And while there were a few scattered criticisms, the response - from athletes, managers, and the general public - was mostly positive. So can we expect more active athletes to come out of the closet? Brooke talks to ESPN reporter Kevin Arnovitz about what we can expect to see from major sports teams and the journalists who cover them. 

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Talking to Openly Gay Athletes

Monday, April 15, 2013

NBA Center Jason Collins just became the first NBA player to come out of the closet. Brian Lehrer takes calls from people who've had personal experience as an openly gay athlete. 

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The Takeaway

Meet Glee's First Transgender Contestant

Thursday, March 28, 2013

As an aspiring singer, Tyler Ford became the first transgender contestant on the Glee Project, the reality show where real people can audition to appear on Glee. Tyler was born female, but never took on that identity, and decided as a young adult to make the transition to become male.

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The Takeaway

Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A clinic at Boston's Children Hospital provides hormone therapy to halt pubescent development among transgender youth, and they are among the first clinics the country to perform this treatment.

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Gay Marriage, Bollywood Version

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To understand just how much America -- and it's ideas about gay rights and other issues -- continue to influence the rest of the world, it's worth watching a movie called English Vinglish, a Bollywood hit from last year, starring Indian screen legend Sridevi. Her character, Shashi, is visiting her sister in the U.S. for a few weeks, and starts taking English-language classes in Manhattan.

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The Takeaway

Boy Scouts May Lift Ban on Gays

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In an historic shift, the Boy Scouts leadership says they are actively reconsidering their stance on gay members and troop leaders. They could vote on the issue as early as next week. Journalist Scott Leadingham is a longtime Eagle Scout. He is gay, and believes that the Scouts' virtues outweigh the organization's controversial policies.

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The Takeaway

OK to Be Gay? Jewish Conversion Therapy Faces First Legal Battle

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More and more critics are saying that gay “conversion therapy” is not only ineffective, but humiliating and psychologically harmful. What will the courts say?

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The Takeaway

Boy Scouts: For Heterosexuals Only

Thursday, July 19, 2012

This past Tuesday, after nearly two years of evaluating their membership policy, the Boy Scouts announced that they would continue to exclude gays from their organization. Jennifer Tyrrell, a former scout leader who was dismissed for being gay, is trying to get them to change their mind.

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