Tom Ammiano on Activism, Comedy and a Life in Progressive Politics

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Academy award winning actor Sean Penn (L) and California Sen. Mark Leno (R) look on as California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (C) speaks during a press conference announcing legislation to create a Harvey Milk Day in California March 3, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former State Assemblyman and San Francisco supervisor Tom Ammiano joins Scott and Marisa to discuss his memoir Kiss My Gay Ass and reflect on the homophobia he faced growing up in New Jersey, his arrival in San Francisco, fighting the 1978 Briggs Initiative, his write-in campaign for mayor in 1999, using humor in politics and corruption in San Francisco city government.

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