Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How should our political leaders stand against homophobia?

What's the responsibility of our political leaders to stand against homophobia? On the next Your Call, we'll talk about the disastrous effects of homophobia and the role leaders can play in preventing it. Recent teen suicides have exposed the incredible pressure and prejudice LGBTQ youth still experience. But few elected officials have taken on the issue. Why? Can we encourage them to speak out? Does it matter? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at How are queer youth "making it better" for themselves? It's Your Call, with Sandip Roy and you.

Dan Savage, author of the sex advice column Savage Love, and creator of the It Gets Better Project

Danielle Askini, national program manager for the Gay Straight Alliance, and collaborator with the Make It Better Project

Cyd La Luz, young LGBT activist, OutLoud radio alum, and graduate of Reed College

Click to Listen: How should our political leaders stand against homophobia?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why don't media moderators (Your Call excepted) ever question homophobes when they say "It's a choice"? Being gay is no more a "choice" than being straight, yet I see this statement going unchallenged everywhere.