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Saturday, January 24, 2009

KFAI Truth to Tell - GLBT STATE POLICY: What do Minnesota's Gays Want?

GLBT STATE POLICY: What do Minnesota's Gays Want?

Not an easy question to ask for this legislative session. Some advocates are pushing hard for a marriage bill and have a raft of stellar legislative co-sponsors in both houses in their corner, BUT, other groups are concerned about backlash and want to eliminate discriminatory statutes one-by-one. Just what do Minnesota's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender activists want - and will division in the ranks fragment or dilute support for any one legislative agenda? TRUTH TO TELL seeks to bring issues often confined to directly affected constituencies and their media outlets to a more general audience.


It's laughable that gays in Minnesota really have a targeted media outlet. Lavender Magazine does not cover politics.

This week, TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL & LYNNELL MICKELSEN talk with a variety of GLBT organizations and advocates about this legislative session's agenda around human rights issues and their differing approaches to ensuring equal treatment and recognition of same-sex families in housing, employment, health care, financial and estate matters.


GUESTS:

LAURA SMIDZIK - Executive Director, PROJECT 515

JOHN TOWNSEND - Co-Host, KFAI's "FRESH FRUIT" and arts writer for
Lavender Magazine.

AMY JOHNSON, Executive Director, OUTFRONT MINNESOTA, GLBT Advocacy
Group

DAVID EDWARD STRAND - Co-founder, MARRIAGE EQUALITY MINNESOTA

INVITED: YOU AND LEGISLATIVE SPONSORS

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION ON THESE ISSUES? CALL AND TELL US OR ASK QUESTIONS: 612-341-0980

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