Below you can hear Out-FM's coverage of the case with Lawyer Susan Tipograph a week before sentencing in 2007 (in first segment).
June 4, 2007 Out-FM Host: Pedro Angel Serrano
o Lesbian Self Defense or Assault - Interview with Susan Tipograph (co-hosts Donna Redd and John Riley)
o Pedro Commentary
o Silvia Rivera history (Brad Taylor)
LGBT Immigration Equality, El'Jai Devoureau and Transgender Employment Discrimination, and the film "Conversations With Lesbians of African Descent"
Listen here to this week's show.
First was an interview with El'Jai Devoureau, a transgender man suing his former employer, a drug treatment program in New Jersey, for employment discrimination.
El’ Jai Devoureau (credit: Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund)
Kim Ford and Hanifah Walidah then discuss the film Black/Womyn: Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent.
Finally, Steve Ralls from the group Immigration Equality and Judy Rickard, author of Torn Apart: United By Love, Divided By Law discuss LGBT immigration.
We also gave away a pair of tickets to Larry Kramer's Broadway revival of his classic AIDS play The Normal Heart. After the jump is a statement Larry Kramer is handing out after the show about the current status of the AIDS epidemic.
Click HERE to listen to Part 2 of a 2-part interview by WBAI's Bob Lederer with openly gay Puerto Rican former political prisoner Ricardo Jimenez, recently in NYC for several speaking events. Click HERE for Part 1. Ricardo was one of a dozen Puerto Rican independentista fighters convicted of seditious conspiracy for membership in the U.S.-based clandestine Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN, or Armed Forces of National Liberation). Sentenced to 98 years, he served almost 20 years in U.S. prisons -- all in maximum security -- until granted clemency and released by President Clinton in 1999 along with 10 other political prisoners, following an international support campaign.
In this segment, Ricardo explains the work he does at Vida/SIDA, his process of coming out, his observations on the state of homophobia in the Puerto Rican community, and his views on the need for LGBT folks to engage in multi-issue struggle.