The Fairness Campaign’s Chris Hartman is frustrated by what he considers stall tactics imposed on anti bullying legislation this session. He says two amendments sponsored by Representative Mike Harmon are out of line and are simply meant to kill the bill.
Several committee members expressed concern about bullying but indicated current law should address the issue. Sponsor Mary Lou Marzian says the legislation gives school officials power they don’t currently have to better deal with bullies who target gay students.
STATE OF AFFAIRS 01/11/11: Drag performance has existed for centuries – from male performers playing female roles in Shakespeare’s time, to television shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race. Though drag shows have long been celebrated in gay clubs, movies like To Wong Foo… and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert brought drag further into the mainstream, and January has even been designated National Drag History Month. What’s the appeal for the performers, whose elaborate costumes can costs thousands of dollars? And why do their fans line up and pay a premium to watch what – to the uninitiated – might seem like little more than fancy lip-syncing? Join us on Tuesday when we learn about drag culture and performance. Listen to the Show
Dozens of protestors gathered outside of Louisville City Hall Saturday as part of a national day of protest against gay marriage bans.