Monday, December 17, 2012

Kate Clinton: 2012 LGBT Review & 2013 Forecast

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with Kate Clinton, our favorite lesbian political humorist. As we head into the New Year it’s time to reflect on 2012 and chat about what 2013 will bring our LGBT community. This has been an amazing year for LGBT people starting with Obama finally coming out in support of marriage equality, Tammy Baldwin being the first lesbian elected to the U.S. Senate and gay marriage passing in Washington, Maryland and Maine. Now with Obama being elected to another term and gay marriage and Proposition 8 headed to the U.S. Supreme Court we have a lot to look forward to in the coming year. We talked to Kate about these events and her spin on our LGBT issues.

When asked what she would like to see happen for LGBT civil rights in the next four years, Clinton stated, “Well there’s a lot of things that still need work on and I think we can certainly keep pushing for marriage equality on the federal level. But, I think that we still have a lot of work to do on immigration, a lot of work to do on HIV/AIDS, a lot of work to pass ENDA, a trans inclusive ENDA because in so many states they don’t have non discrimination laws. So a federal nondiscrimination law would be a great start and it’s been stalled forever. There are those LGBT things to work on but I also think that… I’m not a physicist, I’m a metaphysicist… which is hard to say really. You know I think that there’s a certain amount of freedom and just a very finite amount and you know we gave some to the gays so we’re going to have to take it away from somewhere and it seems to be taken away from women. In a lot of ways, I think that women are the new gays. LGBT people need to be reminded, they do know it in their hearts, that our issues are also issues of choice and that we have to support the women’s movement and support women working against violence, for reproductive freedom and that those are our issues as well. In short we still have work to do.”

Join Kate Clinton for her world-famous 2013 SIS-BOOM-BAH TOUR! Once again, she'll be shaking her pom poms, pumping up the crowd, leading the cheers and jeers. Sis is for the sisters and others. Boom for the boomers and babes. Bah to anyone who doesn't have team spirit. Verbal stunts, tumbling in the aisles and laughing side-splits! Climb on the human pyramid of fun. Catch the spirit of SIS-BOOM-BAH!  
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