October 11, 2010 – Hour 2

Today is National Coming Out Day, and our panelists discuss what it means to be out in the U.S. in light of a number of recent examples of violence and harassment directed at GLBT Americans. A group of nine young men from the Bronx, who went by the name the Latin King Goonies, are accused of abducting and torturing two teenagers and one 30-year-old man because they were gay.  That incident follows in the wake of the suicide of a young Rutgers student after his roommates streamed video of him having a sexual encounter with another man on the Internet, and the beating of a patron of a famous New York City gay bar.  Then, over the weekend, New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino claimed that children shouldn’t be "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option.” 
Marc and co-host Anthony McCarthy discuss these incidents with: