Show May 27, 2013
The following is scheduled:
Opening, general discussion
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From npr's Diame Rehm Show: An estimated one in six children and teenagers will be bullied this year. A new documentary highlights how bullying can trigger a cycle of violence. Diane speaks to the director of the film "Bully," one of the teenagers who appears in the film, along with a panel of experts.
Guests Kelby Johnson a gay teenager from Oklahoma whose story is featured in the documentary "Bully." Lee Hirsch Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, directed the documentary "Bully." Dr. Joseph Wright pediatrician, senior vice president, Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children's National Medical Center. Duane Thomas practicing therapist in Baltimore, Maryland, assistant professor, Applied Psychology and Human Development Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and a consultant to the documentary "Speak Up!" more
From npr's Diame Rehm Show: Until 2003 it was illegal to have intimate relations with someone of the same sex throughout much of the U.S. It was in that year the Supreme Court case ruled in Lawrence-v-Texas. John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner were not ideal plaintiffs. Their story began in 1998 when one man, jealous that his male partner was friendly with another, called the police outside Houston, Texas. The officers who arrived at Lawrence's home that night claimed they saw him and Garner having sex. The case could have been settled, but gay activists sensed victory. Diane and her guest discuss how a bedroom arrest became a landmark case for gay rights in America.
Guests Dale Carpenter professor of civil rights and civil liberties law at the University of Minnesota Law School more
Tom Robinson was the first gay rock star to be out-and-proud from the off.
In early 1978, at the height of his fame and barely ten years after homosexuality was legalised in the UK, he released Glad To Be Gay as a single.
It was unusual for being precise and prominent about an issue that simply had no precedent in popular song.
Other protest songs form part of a wider repertoire – classics though they are, Masters Of War and Eve Of Destruction weren’t the first popular anti-war songs. Other protest songs can be rousing but speak somewhat vaguely about the resilience of the oppressed, or the iniquities of the powerful.
Apart from a few gay activists nobody had heard a gay song before, let alone one as militant and furious as Glad To Be Gay. Tom Robinson put it in the top 20 and into the mind of the straight public. More
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