Thu, Jun 25, 2009 -- 10:00 AM
40 Years After StonewallDownload audio (MP3)
This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a turning point in the LGBT struggle for recognition and justice. We look back at this historical uprising and examine how the current landscape has been transformed by the work of LGBT activists nationwide. Also, we'll get an update on the proposed federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, reintroduced in Congress on Wednesday, which seeks to prevent workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Host: Scott Shafer
- Cleve Jones, organizer for Unite Here International Union and senior advisor to the Courage Campaign
- David Carter, author of "Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution"
- Dustin Lance Black, director, producer, Academy Award-winning screenwriter for "Milk" and LGBT rights activist
- Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
- Martin Boyce, participant in the Stonewall riots of 1969