Category Archives: Anti-Gay Discrimination

Alessandra Soler Interview — Podcast December 19, 2016

Now More Than Ever, the ACLU Is At the Forefront In the Defense of Our Civil Liberties, As It Has Been Since 1920: Alessandra Soler, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, returns to Democratic Perspective for a discussion of the state … Continue reading

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Religion As an Excuse for Bigotry — Podcast May 11, 2015

Are State-Sponsored Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Simply a Fig Leaf for Anti-Gay Discrimination? Democratic Perspective reconsiders the Establishment Clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment, the history of religious conflicts in Europe and elsewhere in the world, and more generally, the relationship of religion … Continue reading

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Alessandra Soler Meetze Interview — Podcast April 20, 2015

The ACLU in Arizona, 2014/15: Some Good News for a Change. Democratic Perspective’s Gary LaMaster and Steve Williamson discuss some recent civil liberties litigation victories with Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director of the ACLU for Arizona. Dreamers got their driver’s licenses, Joe Arpaio was enjoined from … Continue reading

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2014: Democratic Perspective’s Year in Review — Podcast December 29, 2014

Looking Back AND Forward: Democratic Perspective’s 2014 in Review. Mike Cosentino, Gary LaMaster, and Steve Williamson review the most prominent themes of Democratic Perspective’s broadcasts in 2014. From the growing inequality in income and wealth in the U.S. to dark money and phony Republican scandals in national … Continue reading

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Pride And Prejudice In The Verde Valley.

On September 2, 2013, Democratic Perspective hosted gay rights activist, Mark Luckey. Luckey is president of Sedona Pride, representing the LBGT community for the entire Verde Valley of Northern Arizona. Our co-hosts, Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino, began the interview … Continue reading

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Mark Luckey Interview — Podcast September 2, 2013

Equal Rights and the Verde Valley: A Decade of Progress: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson interview Mark Luckey, Verde Valley gay rights advocate. They discuss recent progress on critical LGBT issues in Arizona and the nation, upcoming local events, and … Continue reading

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Revisiting Civil Rights In 2013.

The LGBT community’s struggle for equality has rightfully been called the civil rights issue of our time. On May 20, Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discussed the issues with LGBT leaders from Northern Arizona. Our guests included … Continue reading

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Equality for the LGBT Community: How Much Progress Have We Made? — Podcast May 20, 2013

Equal Really Does Mean Equal: Democratic Perspective co-hosts Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson are joined by Susan Hughes, President of the Sedona/Verde Valley PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), Mark Luckey, from Sedona Gay Pride, and Alan Freedman, author and LGBT … Continue reading

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