Joe Mirabella

#SSS: Grant Wood was Gay and the "State of Play" of the LGBT Movement

Filed By Joe Mirabella | October 10, 2010 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: gay history, GOProud, Grant Wood, It Gets Better Project, Make it Better Project, podcasts, SAGE, Same Sex Sunday, the GSBA

Tripp Evans discusses his new book, Grant Wood: A Life a richly IMG_3417.jpgdetailed biography of the painter's life in Iowa as a closeted gay man.

Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner filled in for Phil Reese as co-host of the Politics Round Table. Joining us this week were Bilerico Editorial Advisory Board Member Michael Crawford; President of the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and attorney at law, Mona Smith; GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia; and John Johnson, SAGE's Director of Federal Relations.

The Same Sex Sunday Politics Round table had an engaging discussion and debate about Geidner's cover story in Metro Weekly "The State of Play" where he interviewed 15 National Organization Leaders about the state of the national LGBT Movement. Later we talked about the Fred Phelps Supreme Court Case, the Make it Better Project and how youth and aging issues collide, and more.

You definitely do not want to miss when conservative Jimmy LaSalvia and progressive Michael Crawford go head to head about the role of the Tea Party in the Republican party. Let's just say if this show were live, there would have been some bleeps to appease the FCC.

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What an awesome show! I'm sad I wasn't there with you when Jimmy and Michael went toe-to-toe. We should definitely pair those two up again--they've got some great responses to one another.

I'm glad you liked it Phil. I was really excited to interview Trip Evans about his book. As you can see in the photo of Joe B and I above, I'm a big fan of Grant Wood. The biography was outstanding. I highly recommend it.