Category Archives: LGBT Community

Decisive Moments? Recent Supreme Court Rulings and Their Impact — Podcast July 6, 2015

A Session of Surprises at the Supreme Court: Conservatives Lose a Few for a Change.  Steve Williamson returns from his sabbatical, and joins Mike Cosentino and Gary LaMaster in a Democratic Perspective review of the recent Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, independent redistricting … 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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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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