Madison, WI (9/8/2009) – On September 9, 2009 at 7pm central time, Kate Clinton, Jeremy Hooper, Kate Bornstein, Jason Morris and Derek Washington will participate in a live panel discussion to discuss the gay rights march taking place in Washington, DC on October 11, 2009. Genia Stevens, 8-year blogging veteran turned radio show host, will facilitate the discussion. The panel includes lesbians, gay men, a prominent transgender icon and a straight ally who have all expressed different opinions about the march. Gay rights activists who are interested in listening to the discussion can visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Sisters_Talk/2009/09/10/Can-Gay-Community-Come-to-Consensus-on-Gay-Rights-March
Kate Clinton has entertained Americans for over 25 years as a comedian. Clinton specializes in political commentary from a gay/lesbian point of view. Jeremy Hooper is a prominent gay blogger who publishes the blog GoodAsYou.org. Hooper is a gay activist who uses humor to present news pertinent to the LGBTQ community. Kate Bornstein is a transgender icon who does extensive work to help prevent suicide in queer youth. Jason Morris is editor and publisher of JaySays.com, a blog highlighting the “Stupid Things People Say About Gays” series. Derek Washington is the Director of Diversity Outreach for the National Equality March. Washington is also a longtime gay rights activist who has worked with Democratic political candidates for years. Genia Stevens is the publisher of the 8 year-old blog SistersTalk. Stevens is also the founder of GayWallet.com and the host of the online lesbian and gay radio show SistersTalk Radio.
The panel will address the pros and cons of October’s gay rights march in DC, in addition to providing listeners with the reasons each participant supports – or does not support – the march. Listeners will be able to hear the panel’s participants address the following: concerns related to the march, suggestions for future marches and what the LGBTQ community should do after the march to help secure full equality for the LGBTQ community. The panel will air live at 7pm central time on Wednesday, September 9, 2009; however, listeners who miss the live show can download the podcast at any time. The show will also be available on iTunes an hour after the live broadcast ends.