Phil Reese

#SSS: Uganda murder, State of the Union, marriage and military

Filed By Phil Reese | January 30, 2011 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, Hawaii, marriage equality, military, political news, politics, President Obama, Same Sex Sunday, strategy, Uganda

Nobody is left off the hook this week on SameSexSunday.

Thumbnail image for SAME-SEX-SUNDAYweb-thumb-200x200-12538.jpgD. Gregory Smith returns with another great interview with the Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Jason Marsden, discussing hate crimes, the state of the nation-wide LGBT community, and legislative concerns for our community in the Foundation's home state of Wyoming. Both Westerners, this insightful interview will tell you why Wyoming matters.

Then our round table takes on the gruesome murder of LGBTQ activist, David Kato, in Uganda, and how it relates not only to anger-driven rhetoric here at home, but bullying right here in American schools. Learn more about "C-Street," the American connection to this horrific crime. Our panelists also take on whether or not the President's 1996 position on marriage matters, and what he did and didn't say in the State of the Union; as well as the ups and downs of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal and the progress on civil unions in Hawaii.

And where's Joe?

Find out a little bit more, as well as which experts and community leaders are joining in on the conversations this week, after the jump.

Joe is away this week being a hard-working activist. In his place, helping to moderate the panel, our frequent guest and regular substitute co-host, Chris Geidner, politics writer at MetroWeekly in DC.

Joining the round table this week are Executive Director of Fair Wisconsin, Katie Belanger; Director of the Safe Schools Action Network, Shannon Cuttle; round table regular and Democratic strategist, Chris Massicotte; and veteran, activist & author Brett Edward Stout.

You can listen in the player below.

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Until next time, until we are equal!

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