LGBT

May 14, 2014
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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Player

May 14, 2014 - Segment 4 - We look at the career and life of Michael Sam, who last weekend became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. The airwaves have been buzzing with controversy over his reaction to the news: a televised kiss between him and his boyfriend.
February 11, 2014
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Masha Gessen On Homophobia In Russia

February 11, 2014 - Segment 2 - We return to our coverage of the Olympics to talk about Russia's discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Our guest is Masha Gessen, author of Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Gessen left her home in Russia to move to the United States with her partner and three children and escape homophobic persecution.
November 5, 2013
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LGBT Students At HBCUs

November 4, 2013 - Segment 3 - We turn to the topic of LGBT students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), in light of last week's news that Morgan State University (MSU) student Brian Stewart, a former White House intern, came forward claiming that the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity on campus rejected him because he is gay.
September 24, 2013
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National News Roundtable

September 23, 2013 - Segment 1 - We kickoff the week Monday morning at 9:00 with a news roundtable on the issues of the day, including: Pope Francis' recent statements on controversial subjects such as Syria, abortion, and the LGBT community; the hostage situation in Nairobi; and racial profiling and the death of Jonathan Ferrell, a former Texas A&M football player who was killed by police in North Carolina on September 14 after crawling from his wrecked car and seeking help at the home of a woman who panicked and called 911.