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Afghanistan: LGBTQ People Fear for Their Lives Under Taliban Rule
"In afghanistan. The lgbtq community is concerned about the future. Well homosexuality has long been criminalised in the country advocates. Fear the situation. We'll get more dangerous. Under the taliban strict version of islamic rule many members of the community are now in hiding and hoping to flee the country. the world's bianca hillier reports. I recently got on the phone with a twenty four year. Old in afghanistan she identifies as a lesbian and for years has been a vocal defender of lgbtq and women's rights in the country people have been targeted for similar beliefs in the past. So we're not using her name out of concern for her safety. She's been on the move for the past couple of weeks trying to stay out of the taliban's path now. I'm staying with frames. But i cannot stay here for a long time seriously. I mean one way but after that food shore taliban come to your home twice now she's been told. The taliban came to where she was staying shortly after she left. She says they've asked for her by name. And she believes they're targeting her because of her identity and activism inspect polygon governing busy coop noise but international community and all countries in jimmy on woman when malta future in afghanistan. She told me she saw this danger coming awhile ago. So she reached out to a man who she'd met through an lgbtq facebook page. He's also an activist and identifies as gay but in august the two of got married because they both knew they'd be safer under taliban rule if they were in a heterosexual marriage. All right. did they won't such money on cnn. Based on escaping from taleban will just husband and wife to be saved from taliban on the future of lgbtq people in afghanistan is unclear as details of the new government and what laws it will enforce remain vague
First Openly Transgender Bishop Installed in Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
"Evangelical lutheran church of america installed. Its first openly transgender bishop over the weekend at a service in san francisco for member station k. q. e. d. analysts finney reports reverend meghan roar stood at the pulpit in a handmade mitre and a stall embroidered with the pink triangle. Symbol of lgbtq a. Plus resistance in solidarity this past may roy was elected to serve a six year term as bishop. God's up to something. Not because i sit here with a bigger hat now but because courageous people voted a new way roar will lead the sierra pacific synod one of the churches sixty five assemblies. They will oversee nearly two hundred congregations and northern california and northern nevada. The evangelical lutheran church is one of the largest christians. Nominations in the united states with about three point three million
Congressman Lee Zeldin Comments on the Unsurprising Lack of Diversity in the Taliban Government
"Have a mind numbing. Here is short clip from our chief. Diplomat this beta male tony blinken. Who surprised that. The taliban aren't all pride. Flags and equity cut seven play cards yesterday. The taliban named a new interim government. We're sesing the announcement but despite professing that a new government would be inclusive the announcement his names consists exclusively of individuals were members of the taliban close associates. And no win your metro intelligence professional you or any of your colleagues surprise that they weren't representatives of the lgbt community any women in the taliban regime and isn't it strange that tony blinken forgot to mention that. Four of the cabinet members are taliban terrorists. That obama released congressman well. There's a lot. There unpack in the reality. Is that this taliban terrorist group would throw a member of the lgbtq community off of a rooftop to their desks before they're going to be appointed to a cabinet and the other thing too. That really requires some serious self reflection by the secretary and others in this administration is that when the taliban and others who are america's adversaries would you would play that clip that you just played at the end of it. They would then start laughing their asses off like they can't believe that this is where the focus is at our are Important approach to foreign policy and we saw this for four years during the trump administration is that we should be understanding or are enemies. Do not respect. We only respect strength And that we have to be strong and consistent Exercising willing to exercise all of our instruments of national power military's included. But that is the last possible option. We have it on the table because we don't wanna use
California Parents Rise Up After Teacher Suggests Students Pledge Allegiance to LGBTQ Pride Flag
"Have to ask a question jennifer. Because it's it's news for me it's conservatives like but in california this story of this teacher who asked her students to pledge allegiance to the gay pride flag. Is that a story a tool or is that kind of buried. No it's actually become a story. This is what people don't realize in california. I think they're really underestimating. That there are a lot of moms who are fueling. The recall of gavin newsom. Because they are so disgusted with where the school system is and You know a lot of them. Were really given a wake up call during the pandemic when they were watching their kids become educated and these stories are coming out. They are making news now. They aren't front page headlines but you can find them which i think is a good thing in california and here's the wonderful thing school board meetings anything where parents can get involved the pta meetings. They're blowing up. I have a friend who was always kind of a republican but never really got involved and this last year with critical race theory with stories about these teachers running amok. She has started to go to oliver. Pta meetings to the school board meeting. She started to organize other moms to do the same thing so that they can go and rally against critical race theory and mandatory mask mandates. The children go just elementary school. And it's picked up power. She told me when she first started this that it was fifty fifty people on both sides of the aisle kind of protecting critical race theory against it. The same thing with the mask mandate now. She said that her side of the aisle is starting to really increase in size. And it's picking up a lot of momentum and
LGBTQ Rights Group President Fired Over Ties to Cuomo
"The board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign fired its president because of developments related to the sexual harassment case that prompted Andrew Cuomo's resignation as governor of New York the statement the board said Alfonso David's conduct assisting Cuomo and responding to sexual harassment allegations with in violation of a conflict of interest policy and impaired his ability to serve as the public face and voice of the organization David was consulted over a letter the Cuomo administration a drafted attacking the credibility of one of his accusers he'd served as Cuomo's chief counsel before becoming the first African American to lead the Human Rights Campaign which is the nation's largest LGBTQ rights organization in a tweet David accuse the board of acting unjustly and threatened legal action Julie Walker New York
Apple Delays Release of Child Safety Features
"On friday. Apple said it will delay the release of child safety features for its devices which include scanning phones in the us for images of child abuse. The features apple introduced last month had faced criticism from privacy advocates claiming it undercut encryption and it leaves users more vulnerable Apple said in a statement to usa today quote based on feedback from customers advocacy groups researchers and others. We have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect. Input make improvements. Before releasing these critically important child safety features and quote so some of the features that were included as part of this include a an update to the messages at where it warns kids and parents when they send or receive sexually explicit photos they also were using technology to scan photos in i cloud and they would provide additional resources for staying safe online through search and through its digital assistant. Siri several organizations have spoken out against this including the electronic frontier foundation. Fight for the future and the aclu they all have said it could provide door access to devices like iphones and it could possibly open the door for abuse against activists whistle blowers or oppressed groups. Such as people of color in the lgbtq community.
Why the Civil Rights Movement Was a Bad Thing for Black People
"What are some of the hot topics we you said you wanted to talk about. Pride month prior month so black people only get twenty eight days but Lgbtq pride month is it's now the month of june and june teeth which is in june cuts into pride month. So it's fundamentally homophobic uh-huh need to talk about that so i'm gonna say something that's groundbreaking and is going to offend. A lot of people are right. The civil rights movement was the worst thing to happen to this nation into the black community. Why because the civil rights movement pivoted this. lgbtq narrative and it's also pivoting. Pedophilia push as a form of sexuality. Follow me for a second. we're gonna have to. This is crazy. But i'm gonna be real with you. People don't tune out. Could this always ends well. But you gotta hang in is heavy so now which helped understand the segregation was not an all of the united states of america. Right it was only in the south correct right so let's talk about. Harriet tubman for a second. I'm as an example slave in maryland. She traveled a hundred miles north to philadelphia. The moment she touched philadelphia. She was a free woman right. So this tells you in the north. Obviously since i found it fathers there was no slavery. It always was in the south. Okay jim crow laws and all of this stuff. This success always in the south. Now you may have. Had the north people like marco mex and all of these people talk about it and take on the culture in a sense of the depravity of what was happening but that wasn't there portion right so now martin luther king comes in. He says listen. We want to have the same abilities in the same access to what white people have but we had it. We have built our own schools. We had owned businesses. Our homes solid right so now. Civil rights comes in Jfk dies and the newborn johnson steps in and he says listen. I understand your struggle. we're going gonna make it equal for everybody but we also do a warm poverty. We're going to give you guys welfare
The Importance of Having a Diverse, Inclusive Environment in Mental Health Facilities
"You mentioned the need for a diverse and inclusive experience. How is that important in mental health. So you know one of the things that we do is counselors is provide space for affirmation. So i see. I see you i hear you. I honor your story. That can be really hard to hear from a person that comes from a marginalized population as an african american woman myself. I can say that. It's hard for me to sit in what i can only call white spaces and feel like there is a shared or lived experience that is similar to mine in a way that helps them here. And see me for who i really am. So if i can offer if our organization can offer three clinicians of color and four clinicians who identify as part of the lgbtq community and three clinicians who have a religious background than we have all of these different spaces where the client who sits in front of us hopefully can feel not just affirmed but also aligned with the clinician. He was sitting in front of them. It's such an important part of the story to feel safe enough to tell the story. Sure the here about how most women are more comfortable with an elbow. Obgyn who's also on. And i would think the same would apply to any other status absolutely absolutely and i think it doesn't get said enough. You know when the counselors in your direct area are all that is there. And maybe they are all you know. Sis had white males in their mid thirties in there are no other options than. It's this decision. Do i go to counseling. And get the hell that i need. And maybe not feel as safe as i wanna feel or as heard or or aligned with my clinician or do i just not get counseling. It's in in that happens and mental health that happens in healthcare all of the time that people are making decisions to not get the help they need. Because they can't find a provider that aligns with who they are and their identity
Interview With Tennis Legend, Billie Jean King
"So just as we often say how much has changed for queer people in the last fifty years your bookers reminder that that statement is also true for women and your case being a woman and a professional tennis player wasn't even a career path that existed. So when you were starting out how are you thinking about what was possible for a career in tennis. I played team sports as child. I in a lot of people may or may not know my younger brother. Randy moffett moderates are birth. Name became a major league baseball player. So sports is in our blood. I dad was a good athlete. My mother was good athlete. So susan williams in fifth grade asked me. If i wanted to play tennis and i said what's tennis i thought i would probably wouldn't play because she played the country. Calm and my dad's a firefighter. Aside well this is an my realm of thinking. I've also played on the softball team and she told the coach. She'd taking me out to play tennis and she said oh they give free instruction here on tuesdays applied walker. And it's free coaching. While i go out to have my first session with clyde and at the end of it i knew i wanted to be the number one tessler in the world but then was amateur and i didn't like that because i grew up around pro sports pro met. You're really good at what you did and amateur. Music was a hobby so one of the first things. I wanted to change sport. As far as being a professional sport it were none really no options as a child for girls and today there's still many more options for boys. What really happened though. What really changed my life. My epiphany was when i was twelve. I was just daydream. One day and realize that everybody who played tennis for white shoes and white clothes play with white balls and everybody who played was white. And i asked myself whereas everybody else. Where is everyone else. So that was my moment that i dedicate the rest of my life to fighting for equality for everyone everything i've done. We'll go back to that moment. That epiphany twelve years old.
Andrew Rannells: From Book of Mormon to Modern Love
"So like many people remember seeing seeing the tonys in two thousand eleven and soon after you popped up on girls. Hbo and have gone onto this largely tv and film career. Was that the plan all along. Did you want to transition eventually to tv while you were doing theater and doing the show. No not exactly. I mean i had wanted to be on broadway since i was a kid. And my dream had always been beyond broadway and to be a leading man on broadway and i the opportunity to replace a couple of shows than when i did that a couple times. I was like really like to do a new one. That would be nice. So i took some some time to focus on just trying to find new musicals that that i could come into to new york with and debut on broadway and it happened that it was the book of mormon every few years. There's a broadway show. That sort of attracts the attention of the west coast. It happened with rent in. It happened with certainly with hamilton and the book of mormon was also one of their shows. And if i'm being totally honest. I'd film two seasons of girls and then had done a pilot with ryan murphy for show called the new normal that was picked up and was going to be on. Nbc and i was still doing the book of mormon. While i was doing all of that i was still in the show. I didn't know that. Yeah and i was able to continue to do it. And then it got picked up. And then i had to move. I had to move to los angeles and it was an opportunity. That was too good to not pass up and it was not necessarily. The tv stuff was not necessarily always on my radar. I really just wanted to do theater
Vaccine Passports Are a Threat to Our Freedoms
"We need to talk about the loss of america's freedoms we need to be taught. We need to talk about segregation. My friends segregation is back. Now i'm not talking about the crt version of it. although that's part of it too. And i'm not talking about safe spaces for black voices and in or i'm sorry safe spaces for black faces and brown faces. Lgbtq faces separate from all of this big gets in those males these racist white males and all of their privilege and supremacy premacy. That's not what i'm talking about. I talk about segregation. All those things are real. I'm talking about the great unwashed. I'm talking about leper colonies. You think i'm joking. You think it's an it's an exaggeration. You think it's a a melodramatic. No it's not leper colonies you remember leper colonies. Were they force because of the highly contagious nature of leprosy Which of course was just debilitating and fatal You know they. They would keep lepers to themselves. I remember mother. Teresa once you know part of the reason for her canonization as a saint Was because of her willingness to go in and treat people with those kinds of things that were just cast off from society leper colonies were created. And now we're about to have that happen. In fact we have seen the beginning of it with vaccine passports and the separation of baseball parks from vaccine sections to unvaccinated sections the separation of football players yellow responds for vaccinated red wristbands. Because that's the scarlet letter for non-vaccinated and now in new york city. You have open access to all indoor facilities in new york city. According to mayor. Bill de blasio. You have unfettered access to restaurants two bars two gyms to concert halls to sporting arenas two indoor facilities all over the city. As long as you are willing to show your vaccine passport.
Matt Damon: 'I Do Not Use Slurs of Any Kind'
"Matt damon issued a statement attempting to clarify what he meant when he revealed that his daughters schooled him on using an anti lgbtq plus slur in a recent interview damon said he had retired. The f slur after his daughter wrote him a treatise on how wrong the word is after he said it at home while recalling a joke from a movie and amen statement tuesday. He said he has never used the word in his personal life and doesn't use slurs of any kind in a statement obtained by people magazine. Damon said he was attempting to explain the progress that has been made and sold his daughter that he heard the word as a child in boston. And that it had been used in one of his movies. As recently as two thousand
A Love Letter to Anyone Who's Ever Felt Despair
"So you emigrated from uruguay while your mom was pregnant with you you lived in england switzerland than california and in much of your work. You keep returning to in a writing about uruguay. I feel like it is a simple question you know. Why do you keep returning to your writing and yet not. Every immigrant does feel compelled to write about their homeland. So i do want to start off by asking. What is it about this place that keeps calling you to it. I have felt pulled for you. Know my first five books. Back to the y. And to the neighboring country of argentina whose destinies have been interwoven throughout their histories. And i think there's various layers to that one of them for me is that i have this peculiar experience of remembering immigration to this country at ten years old so i'm not a daughter of immigrants who was born here unlike other people who sort of have this experience of having been fully formed in the united states but i also didn't grow up in or wasn't born in my country of origin. I have this distance of not having been shaped within the country of origin as immigrants who come directly from their country to the united states. Have that sort of memory and that proximity to the culture. So i was living in different countries where i always felt like. I had this country inside of my skin. That wasn't visible to me outside my skin. So i think there's that kind of pull and fascination born of distance in a sense of there being a rudeness that is elsewhere. I also think my journey was very much shaped by the fact that you know. Uruguayans were very small diaspora. It's a country of three and a half million people and so it's very common to not have a big uruguay and community in the place that you emigrate to so my parents were really the cultural gatekeepers. They're the ones who passed down what it meant to be uruguayan. And so when they disowned me. In my mid twenties due to various things including familial homophobia combined with this idea that i couldn't be uruguayan and my parents explicitly said that to me at one point. You can't be uruguayan anymore. Because you're gay that doesn't exist in our country
DaBaby Booted From Lollapalooza After Homophobic Comments
"The Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago cuts rapper da baby from the lineup after he made homophobic remarks at a festival outside Miami last week marches are loaded with the latest well the blues organizer say the festival was founded on diversity inclusivity respect and love and with that in mind to baby was dropped at Sunday night's closing act last week at the rolling loud festival the baby used crude language to call out members of the LGBTQ community and people with HIV and aids the baby's representatives did not respond to requests for comment young thug took the baby's closing night slot in G. Herbo was added to feel young thug's original performance time
'Jungle Cruise' Navigates Turning the Ride Into a Highly Enjoyable Trip
"To the movies. Next, Pirates of the Caribbean turned a theme park ride into a hit movie franchise. Disney is added again with Jungle Cruise Now in theaters and on Disney, plus and experience, riverboat captain takes a scientist and her brother on a dangerous ride down the Amazon River of all the jungle cruise as you could take. This one is the cheeks but also the most thrilling. It's the African Queen on steroids as Dwayne Johnson find swashbuckling chemistry with Emily Blunt, calling each other Skippy for skipper and pants for her part of feminism. Disney even wades into LGBTQ, plus waters with her brother with admirable matter of fact, this The villains are a little cliche with Jesse Plemons, stereotypical Nazi and BCG can kiss the door who feels derivative, Um, pirates of the Caribbean. Either way, This is a fun throwback adventure, like romancing the stone filled with puns in a beautiful CG setting sailing on an Amazon stream but streaming on Disney. Plus I'm wtlv film critic Jason rarely giving jungle cruise 3.5 out of five stars.
Kate Bornstein: Still a Gender Outlaw (7/27/21)
"Begin with in the last few years. We have really up to you in your work when it comes to gender been talking about in writing about living outside the gender binary for over thirty years at this point and now we're able to point to people like you and your work as one example of things we can turn to to read and learn but early on thirty years ago. What if any resources did you have. Were their books. You're reading or people you were talking to anything at all. There was no internet and there was nothing to look at if you could look up transexual but then you would get christine jorgensen and you would get very conservative. People people who were born men grew up were living as conservative men and transitioned into conservative women and the freaks. Their voice wasn't published. It was coming out through warhol's films at first. That's where that's where the real first non binary presence was felt in the country. Jackie curtis was calling themselves. I'm not a man. I'm not a woman i went. Whoa okay. Let's talk about that in for so long early work. That was how you described your gender not man not woman. Was that how it was commonly being discussed or is that like your individual way to describe it. That was my individual way to describe it. I didn't know many people personally who were also looking at themselves in that way but as more and more people started defining as trans and as we had the internet than i was hooking with people who did that defined that way.
Edafe Okporo: Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
"Law that passed into doesn't fourteen in nigeria. That made same sex relationships illegal. I want definitely get to that but before while you were growing up. But was the general feeling attitude toward gay people. generally jerry's predominantly pit rocky so like men. I supposed to be man. We met a supposed to steer to them. Just like united st sixty years ago but the was put that was done by amnesty international into sanity that shows their ninety. Eight percent of nigerians believed that gay people added costs of the country problem but green up really really young. I was kind of a firm units but because of the kind of violence. I is key that people. Why do you like that. You should play soccer things like that made me kind of change. Our ib to become on the airstream rights to be very very much. And i grew up in a predominantly christina varmints and the christian religion. Don't believe that's should be like if you're gay you are possessed by demonic spirits or something like that says really long way for me to fight true or this kind of towards and really say that i am gay is hard to grow in such kind of cities and things that you're gay while so. When did you start to feel comfortable telling people so people were in closets all his know that it is hard to come out of your closet. It is very difficult. I forward myself almost three years. I did a go. I joined charged seminary. I became a political surpassed like augustine's. You're like i knew him key but i just don't want to believe our gay but one the i was reading on the internet is a quote from make that dr bernard out we give our oppressors biden align ourselves to be ourselves so i ran out undefeated on a was seen to myself. Am i really key things like that. So one day. I went on the internet and i discovered a gated uppercut manager is football in like our earned some parts of africa by the. What's it called. Menachem man jam. Gotcha i emit a guy who to me. If you have feelings florida guys. you'll be. And as i said only g.
LGBTQ Representation in Films Increased Last Year, Study Finds
"Is releasing its annual survey of the movie landscape. It's found a rise in the percentage LGBTQ characters across major studios, along with more screen time. As NPR's Andrew Limbaugh reports, the pandemic has put an important asterisk on the numbers characters like the hard drinking but protective detective Renee Montoya from last year's Birds of Prey. Kill him, Girl. Just shoot are among the growing percentage of LGBTQ characters in film. The report from glad also notes that there is an increase in LGBTQ characters of color, too. But because of how the pandemic impacted movie distribution. This study only looked at a total of 44 movies compared to last year's 118. While some of the numbers look positive trend wise for more LGBTQ representation of those characters. The report found zero transgender or non binary characters, zero characters with the disability and zero characters living with HIV. Andrew Lim Bang NPR News. Your
"lgbtq" Discussed on LGBTQ&A
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"Just only signal so i completely agree. It can't just be us a sentiment that we're putting out there. I think it's promising that when we pass things out of the house. If they have bipartisan support it makes it feel more promising but the prospects in the senate and equality act passed with bipartisan support. Which i was very glad to see people have resentatives like calling senators and like hoping to like make sure gets the floor or is it kind of just like on. Its own after it passes. I mean definitely there conversations that happen in the house has actually we had a quality caucus meeting this morning the house equality caucus we. We meet it. Eight fifteen and morning is that only be clear members of congress or is it also the allies of the co chairs. I should say the chairs. It's where we get a chance to talk about things like working with you know david system need who for like multiple sessions of congress has really led the charge on the quality act passed and and building up support. And that sort of thing. That's the time when we get the chance to talk about if we've had conversations with anybody on the senate side what. The leadership of the house is is doing where bills are either in committee or the timing for coming to the floor. Is there anything to be optimistic about in the next month. Let's say with equality. Act that. I can't say for certain you know with the infrastructure conversations and the. I think there's a lot of. I think there's a lot of conversations going on about what's going to happen on the senate side and actually this could. That could probably be in evergreen statement wondered how much camaraderie there is between the lgbtq members of the house like when you were sworn ended representative. Cellini like take you to a gay bar like what does that look like well. It's interesting because this time around. We've been in the middle of a pandemic. i got the chance to meet mark. Takano invaded sicily ni. Before i won my election it's because the equality the equality caucus tries to be supportive of candidates who are running definitely spend a lot of time together when the pandemic hit One of things. That i've missed a lot is is getting the chance to spend time with with my colleagues angie. Craig and chris pappas an i like we do events together on a pretty regular basis anti and i like to joke about having like comedy bit that we do. We don't really but we probably both laugh at our own jokes a little. You know with four hundred thirty five members of congress. I've always wondered how much contact or facetime do you have with the president. That's an interesting question. I mean i don't. I say i'm not really sure at this point because we just had a changeover in administration. I've had the chance to go to the white house twice. And one of those meetings was with the president and the vice president and secretary. Buddha judge. But i don't know we'll have to get back to you. Maybe at least to talk again like a year and i can tell you we will do a follow up yeah. Is it ever appropriate to contact the white house and say like hey i need one with the president or do you need to like go through. Nancy pelosi i. Oh yeah. I mean i could definitely reach out and say i'd like to. I'd like to have one on one with the president please. I mean. I don't know how i don't know if it's gonna happen but i guess you can't pull that card too many times right. Not every tuesday right. Maybe i could reach out and say can i have a standing meeting with the president. Tuesday's we'll see how it goes. We're going to follow up. You mentioned secretary judge He of course is the secretary of transportation you yourself on the house committee on transportation. Lot of transportation. Why do gay people like transportation so much. That's an interesting question. I guess i hadn't really thought about you. Know angie and i. She's on energy and commerce now but we sat next to each other on the transportation and infrastructure committee. I wonder if it has to do with maybe like problem solving like getting to the getting to the root of of an issue or something like that. Because i feel like you spend a lot of time when you're maybe when you're young trying to figure out like how do i. How do i solve them. I don't know those things more sinister like this is politics and you know queer people. Maybe think that they need to prove something. And it's easy to say like yeah. I'm gay but fix your bridge. A closure potholes like look these congress things. I can do this is not a handicap. You know for lack of better words. Oh i don't know. I feel like for me. It feels like one. I'm pretty nerdy. So that's part of it for me but could be kind of a see. I can be helpful or something. Can i ask how you think about social media and to be more specific you were sworn in with representative alexandria ocasio cortez. Does everyone in congress. Look at her ability to command attention on twitter and social media. And say i want to do that too well. I don't know how other people think about think about it. How about you. I am not i think social media can be a very important thing. I am not personally. I don't spend really anytime on their. Here's what i think about the social media stuff like now that i'm in congress because i meant i had different thoughts on it before it got here. The amazing thing about congress's that each one of us shows up with our own expertise area. Our own thoughts desires motivations skill sets. That's kind of like having four hundred thirty five small businesses or entrepreneurs figuring out like okay. What am i gonna do with this. Two years that i for sure have and i'm in a situation where i flipped ac- i beat a four term republican incumbent in kansas and so i tend to spend most of my time focused on constituent services which requires social media usage and with the aoc example. There's pluses and minuses to having large megaphone. Also dot has a ton of hate from the right and to be honest. I didn't know if it was a calculated thing to say flying under the radar not having my name attached publicly legislation. Actually it's like helpful often. I think the thing that. When i was running i felt like okay. Understand the third district. It doesn't mean that we all agree about everything or that i think. Oh everybody's gonna agree with me on everything. But now that i've gotten this couple of years under my belt i can tell that i have an approach and i think that's a kind of it's just my personality. I'm kind of nerdy. I'm fine giving speeches and doing the kind of public facing stuff but the place. I really thrive in the place. I most enjoy myself is like hearings and parsing through policy and that sort of thing and and i think it happens to fit my district pretty well if that makes sense so i don't know about the intention of the of quote unquote flying under the radar. But i do think. There's something to the fact that i'm whether we're talking about when i was doing a or working on community economic development stuff like i just kind of like show up in a like what needs to be done and i just kind of start digging in and outweigh and not as much of a out.
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"Week. I can think of no better person to hear from than brandon. Wolff brandon is the survivor of the pulse nightclub shooting and since then has become one of the most visible and vocal activists in our community fighting from gun reform so on today's episode. We're going to do things a bit differently. We're going to revisit an earlier conversation with brandon originally aired on a luminary app. Just a heads up. He does she were few details about the actual shooting at polls. If you'd rather not hear that kind of thing you can scroll head about five minutes but before we do here that i we're gonna call brennan up to check in what he's been doing since we last spoke. Hello hey brandon jeffrey masters. Hey jeffrey how are you. I don't k- i think. Just okay how about you. I'm hanging in there. You know it is There's a lot going on some progress. Being made some challenges. But i'm hanging in there. Thanks you said there's a lot going on and on the morning that we're taping this just for context for everybody this week. We've been in the middle of the derek chauvin trial for the killing of george floyd of you days ago dante. Right twenty year old was killed at a traffic stop last night. Video was released of adam toledo thirteen year old shot in chicago. And this morning we learned about a shooting at a fedex. Facility in indianapolis eight were killed there and seven were injured on top of all of that. Is this epidemic of violence against trans people. Most recently to trans women in north carolina. My home state were killed. Jada peterson and one still unnamed. That makes fourteen trans people that we know of that have been killed just this year. That is almost one a week so when we talk about going numb is that unavoidable for self-preservation or is there a better way to look at it. Well i think it's a great question. And i appreciate you sort of laying it out like that because we're just talking about the things that that are happening right now in this moment really in the last week or two right but this is sort of a drumbeat of violence that is pervasive in american
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"In the mythology ising stonewall we talk about how it lasted three days as if it lasts three days just on its own and something i had heard before until your book was about how it lasted three days because you were writing chalk on the street come to stone tomorrow night. How intentionally kept it going. I mean you writing chalk on the street meet stonewall night like that spread information that that's like tweeting. Today we had no cell phones. We had no internet most couldn't afford a phone quite honestly. During some fifty sort of amazing. I would go out to various speaking engagements. Some of them were museums. Some of them were in schools. Everyone had it seems a different day. Oh went on for three days. Oh it went on for four days. Oh it went on for six days. How many days did go on is a good question for me. You went on three hundred sixty five days because right from the beginning we started organizing that includes from the street running on street tomorrow night to the third or fourth or fifth night. I don't remember which where we had leaflets on the street saying you know we're not going to allow the The police to oppress us anymore. This is our neighborhood. That's what is so that was in itself illegal. When we gathered at the steps of stone wall that was illegal homosexuals could not congregate to that was when we said. We're gonna fight the police. That was illegal. Everything we did in that first year was basically illegal and we wouldn't be stopped. We were going to be out loud proud and don't even try to stop us. I don't think i knew that. Part of history that it was illegal to congregate if you're gay. Yup that's why stonewall was so popular because if you were walking up and down christopher street all night long which is what i did with my friends. The chances argue would be stopped by the police sometime. The police that they saw drag queen will try to find out if they had three pieces of mail clothing on because that was the law. Others would be harassed. It wasn't a safe as you might think it would be so when you went into the stonewall it was a safe place it was a place you to be yourself. You could hold hand. You put your arm around somebody and more importantly to eighteen year old. You can dance sure. Now you mentioned. Marty robinson he with one of the co founders of the liberation front which was a group that really helped to forge. The foundation of our community was the gay liberation front. Was that group something that came out of stonewall or was it already in existence beforehand. There were many organizations before stonewall. The leading one in new york was mattachine and all my first or second week i tried to go in about a sheen. They said i was too young as i was leaving. That's where i met. Marty robinson who is coming out and he said you know these guys. They don't get it they don't understand what's going on in nineteen sixty nine. We just can't be doing once a year march. We need to do some more. He created the action group which i was a member off. There were many little groups or pockets of groups like that around new york somehow. After stonewall we all unite for the first time action roof aries lesbians. We got together. That's what created gay liberation front. He was the first united movement in our country from the grass. Roots up before that drag queens weren't allowed to be part of it before that streaking like me weren't allowed to be part of any movement so that change gay liberation front. That's what we were
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"And it was my senior year was like the blossoming of Lesbians at Smith College. And island's pretty active I mean I. Could time but you're recess that was I graduated in seventy six. That's when that's when lesbians at Smith became free to be out. said he went to Smith to get a girlfriend? Did you? I went to Smith, I got a good education but the idea but yeah, I mean you know More chance of getting a date there. You know that was one of the attractions was to the game with women I figured I'd probably find other gay women I grew up in a small upstate town. Hudson, New York which was not particularly gay friendly at the time it is. Now it wasn't when I was there. So I wanted to get in an environment where I would probably meet other women. My Age that were live me is, is it more? I know that it's legal to be in the work in the FBI. Now what is it? Is it more accepted? Well I know one good thing that Komi Muller Muller did it to and call me did it is that they were more open to having gay agents and that gay agents were able to be out I think there was an alliance and you're gonNA get happier more productive agents when you're free to be yourself. And people saw that being gay was not any problem in doing the job at all. But now we have jeff sessions in Donald Trump. So now I am concerned that we have all these agents wearing rainbow flags on their heads. Which means sessions can transfer them not give them promotions and make their life miserable and now you're identified see when we were in this is one thing that we had in the eighties before you know before. The Ninety S, and hence forward when being gay with more accepted our culture, we people couldn't find us. So we could up it was different the they couldn't find you. They didn't know you were a gay agent. Right out there. Okay. This is what my concern is. Is that our community? Were like I said, we're all wearing the rainbow flag on her head now and when they WANNA, get us they're gonNA get us. So I know that there is not an easy one to three answer. But what do we do where do we start? We start by recognizing the problem and I think that a lot of older LGBT members of the community recognized the problem because we lived in it in the eighties older than they lived in. and. I'll sixties and seventies. We know what it's like like I said was telling you I knew storming Lavar who threw threw the first punch at stonewall and I had new another drag king named Nicky who was her friend and they would tell me stories of what their life was like..
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"I I think we need to start with the FBI. . Special Agent in the eighties. . Yeah. . That's a pretty male dominated field initially for that. . Yes. . It was convene many women back then or there. . That many where I think I, , think women had been in for eight years before I joined. . So what was lacking was women in the supervisory roles who they hadn't made it up that high hip. . So those of us that were there were you know bottom of the Ron Did the women's stick together women did women do Basically. . No. . Women aren't like men and women don't help each other usually. . Oh. . That's sad to hear it is but it's the truth than I. . Always tell the truth they'll please do. . So every woman for themselves, , I wouldn't say it's an all the time general rule but most women that do want to get ahead a lot of them feel that they're better off putting their, , they're investing their time with the men that have power. . And they don't help other women and I have a theory. . See My father played baseball father was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League and I grew up in a very sports oriented household were learned to play on teams and be kind of a team player and understand that a team has to work together and I learned that my ban to. . And women don't learn that because my women Meyer didn't plant sports teams, , I hope some of the younger girls learning that now that they're having an, , you know able to play more on sports teams that you kind of have to help each other to win. . And sometime, there , has to be. . A star. . And, sometime, , , that's the quarterback sometime that's the pitcher in the guy that can hit the grand slam home run like puts. . Hernandez. . Whatever his name is did for the dodgers women no learn that lesson and they don't help each other. . They don't know how to work together with other women is that probably than reinforced back then there's a lot less women in the workforce overall. . So just didn't. . Learn that because women to learn it with. . Yeah, , I. . Think. . So that's what I'm saying we weren't on teams. . We didn't learn that how teams work together and look at look at what happened to Hillary Women Support Hillary I it's hard to describe. . Unless you've lived in it and you've seen it and it's hard to describe to man I. . Think because they just don't don't see. . They don't get it is that there is kind of jealousy among women. . That is a very female thing. . It's self-defeating. . We'd be a lot further ahead if we learn to work together and support each other. . Even with everything you're saying though <hes> do you still felt like accomplishment getting into the FBI originally though, , right? ? Yeah I was it was an accomplishment. Sure. . . What was that I like when you're going there for training I guess scary. . I didn't want to be looked upon as weak by the males in my class or the instructors who were all male I wanted to pull my own way and I wanted to do a good job. . I felt good because when I took the entrance exam if I had been white male I, , would've qualified to get in. . So in my own mind I didn't feel any exception had been carved out for me because women were allowed to have lower scores because they wanted to get more women in when I think about the training. . I think about learning to shoot guns personal defense will tell us someone's lying <hes> information from them without them knowing is. . It all those things. . It's all those things plus it's a lot of academic work. . We did a lot of academic work. . We did I had fascinating classes in criminal psychology absolutely fascinating. . They were some hard slide shows to look at I'll tell you that Jin example, , Flynn murders, , bodies mutilations, , and it was funny because it was in explaining the psychology of Ted Bundy in we were taught by experts in the field people that had pretty much written the book towards the end of the class I had showed us. . Of course, it , was female bodies were mutilated female victims and they said at the end of the class, , we're going to show you two days of. . Young boys and men that were victims and mutilated. . And they said we can guarantee you. . That There's GonNa be some mail in the class that's GonNa Faint. . Said you're GonNa the men are going to get sick. . They won't be able to handle this. . Guy's all at all of course out eight hundred lightning ha ha well, , one of them hit the floor guy sitting right next to me thud. . The guys were practically running out of the room to get to the men's room so they could vomit. . Seeing the male body so mutilated and it's bad. . The things they show, , they show you the real thing it and just you're saying that they were they were made sick by seeing a male body relative a woman's body right and the women were fine seeing the women's body and with the instructors told us and neither the guy that like I said wrote the book on Criminal Psychology said that women are so conditioned in our culture to see ourselves mutilated that it doesn't bother us. . But men are not. . And when men see it they just they can't handle it. . Kind of blowing my mind to be honest blows your mind when you see. . When you actually are sitting there and you sitting next to the guy that just fainted I've never heard it put that way that we are conditioned to see women's bodies like that and it's nonchalant toss? ? Yeah. . Yet is a mind blower isn't it? ? It's like the opposite like we're conditioned to see women's bodies sexualizing half naked, , and then we see a naked male body it's like, , Oh wow, , that's that's a naked person it's. . How we're conditioned. .
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"Disability looks like so many things right, and in fact over one third of the Lgbtq community, house disability, so if you don't have one, absolutely have a friend or loved one does, and you'll hear Maria. Today disability is not a sign of weakness is a sign of strength, resilience and survival. So, let's get to it. This is Maria town. Know preparing for this interview I was thinking about all the different aspects of queer life, or or should I say my queer life because I was specifically thinking about how not accessible they are yeah, and one of the biggest and most visible examples I think is pride, fried celebrations, and I'm just curious about what is in your experience with pride. Pride is interesting. The idea of walking in a parade is very exclusive for a lot of people. There is always biased towards being able to physically show up and watch or debate in a parade that I think our experience with Corona virus may change I hope that various pride committees and organizations across the country are actually thinking about virtual engagement in subsequent years, and how that can be a complement to in-person engagements, but there's all of the events that surround pride typically in June, that often revolve around alcohol and substance abuse in tree, then is a disability having pride so closely tied to alcohol companies creates a lack of access for a lot of people in. In Our community I've never thought about that is alcoholism is classified as disability to be specific it's it's addiction in treatment, so if you are actively experiencing alcoholism and not seeking treatment than it wouldn't fall into disability, you know that's what the law says I. Think we can look at addiction more broadly as as a disability. Ask something that does impact someone's activities of daily living in their ability to accomplish them. You know for someone who is seeking treatment for addiction. They are entitled to reasonable accommodations in their job. If they need a flexible work schedule, so they can go to a meeting. All of those fit under the umbrella of <unk> reasonable accommodations the ADA. Issue that I wish more people in the community understood and were open about new sort of diction falls within the ADA, the American disability act or I guess <hes>. If you're currently in treatment, right I, think people in the queer community knew so many people in treatment. Is that a Bra Lee known thing that you are legally able to ask you like work for time off to go to meetings and stuff so I don't think it is I think that most people's understanding of disability is fairly narrow, and that's very unfortunate the disability. Disability. Community is huge. It's extremely diverse and I think most people when they think of disability, even people within the community. If they haven't had an opportunity to really get to know the disability rights community, maybe think about disability in terms of someone who uses a wheelchair or someone who is blind, but in fact disability covers. You know people who have cancer people who have AIDS HIV. It's a really really broad category. In fact, so broad that people with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, and there are one billion. Billion people with disabilities around the world, those numbers are crazy especially, since on on this podcast, we talk about representation all the time, mainly for Queer people in the media, but we think about representation for those at disabilities, if the numbers are so small, if as you said, it is the largest minority group on even with representations right like we are so as a community, so accustomed to seeing disabled characters, being played by non disabled actors, like what's the easiest way to win an Oscar have able bodied person play somebody with a disability. Disability right like Daniel. Day Lewis in my left foot. Shirley's there on in Monster Forrest gump all Oscar winners, all non-disabled people playing people with disabilities I think when we talk about representation, it can't just be like disabled characters. It needs to be disabled riders writing the stories that needs to be production, the whole kit and caboodle,
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"One of the things. Is Sort of a mantra for me. Everyone will the comes able. Aging is a bricolage, and if you do get the opportunity, you will likely become disabled from the advocate magazine in partnership with glad I'm Jeffrey Masters and this is Lgbtq and egg. Today I'm talking to Maria Town Maria is the president and CEO The American Association of people with disabilities that quote the just heard is something from her interview. That I can't stop thinking about if you're lucky enough. She says you will live long enough to become disabled. Disability looks like so many things right, and in fact over one third of the Lgbtq community, house disability, so if you don't have one, absolutely have a friend or loved one does, and you'll hear Maria. Today disability is not a sign of weakness is a sign of strength, resilience and survival. So, let's get to it. This is Maria town. Know preparing for this interview I was thinking about all the different aspects of queer life, or or should I say my queer life because I was specifically thinking about how not accessible they are yeah, and one of the biggest and most visible examples I think is pride, fried celebrations, and I'm just curious about what is in your experience with pride. Pride is interesting. The idea of walking in a parade is very exclusive for a lot of people. There is always biased towards being able to physically show up and watch or debate in a parade that I think our experience with Corona virus may change I hope that various pride committees and organizations across the country are actually thinking about virtual engagement in subsequent years, and how that can be a complement to in-person engagements, but there's all of the events that surround pride typically in June, that often revolve around alcohol and substance abuse in tree, then is a disability having pride so closely tied to alcohol companies creates a lack of access for a lot of people in. In Our community I've never thought about that is alcoholism is classified as disability to be specific it's it's addiction in treatment, so if you are actively experiencing alcoholism and not seeking treatment than it wouldn't fall into disability, you know that's what the law says I. Think we can look at addiction more broadly as as a disability. Ask something that does impact someone's activities of daily living in their ability to accomplish them. You know for someone who is seeking treatment for addiction. They are entitled.
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"Hey i'm jeffrey masters and this is lgbtq in a two day i'm talking with isis king most of whom no isis from america's next hot model where she was the first openly transportation to be a finalist this was back in two thousand eight and as we talk about it was a really different time for transport in the media isis overnight became one of the most visible trans people in the world and that came with challenges so we'll talk about that as well as the great impact that paris as burning had of her life it's super interesting but before we get to it please go subscribe rank as five stars and the the comments on i tunes specifically leaving a comment on i tuned is such a big help for us so big thank you for that and then don't forget that are old home at after was tv is the number one place for after should a sessions so check them out there all right without further ado here's isis at an sos your best known as being the first openly trans contested on america's next up model the only finalists on amac has come out of that was trans the only feilai yes yes that was ten years ago which is a very different time next year slubby ten years and actually think i'll on a remake of like my original images from the shell out that so fine i bring it though because of such a different time in terms of trans her presentation did you know joining the show that you'd instantly become one of the most visible trans people in the world i had no idea that that i will be thrown into it and i had no idea that it was time he now at it was arose early different time than it is now but i really take that responsibility seriously after once i got off the shall i remember this gay guy sent me a message on my space which was a really long time ago.
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"It comes the train engender not informing people they need to be in indicated oh i was proud of the military actually and surprise when they pushed back on what trump did to transgendered people in the military i mean good for them the push back on that and not not just go along with that that was awful lot he did i've had transgendered friends and and i really don't like well i'm seeing happening to them at all and you know like i said i go but a male in me and i don't like it i know i mean i really believe that we need to educate ourselves we need to unite as a community the need to organize we need to make our voices heard and we need to tell people what's happened thus i think once there's a lot of them run in ordinary americans out there straight whatever they are who would not be happy if they knew what was happening to us because remember how trump campaigned in said oh he was going to be just wonderful to gay people relied about that too well thank you for us talking and big some candid i think we need it we need it means you're do aren't you always in its if you like this interview and are still listen make plea subscribe at ringside stars in leave a comment on i tuned i also love getting all of your desk suggestions each week they've been great you can tweet at me to suggest a guest i tweet from at geoff masters one the show tweet from at lgbtq pod you can also sign up for our newsletter at lgbtq podcast dot com to stay up to date on all new episodes and live shows special thanks to after buzz tv where we are cohen's the ilan university in los angeles studio and a barack obama if you're listening please save us we'll see next week by.
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"You know i remember that was a year to um i was at smith when lou reed did transformer walk on the wild side eyes great and phnom it was it was the i would say it is gets confusing because you found out later that people were lesbian or gay but at that time they it would still something people didn't wanna talk about it is it more excited that it's legal to be guy in the balkans the fbi known but as it is it more accepted well i know one good thing that colmey in a muller muller did it too and colmey did it is that they were more open to having gay agents and they gauge into are able to be out i think there was an alliance um they were free to be themselves and you're going to get happier more productive age into a mere free to be yourself and people saw that being gay was not any problem and doing the job at all but halle have jeff sessions and donald trump so now i am concerned that we have all these gagen swearing rainbow flags on their heads which means sessions can transform not give him promotions and make their life miserable concert yes it's a big concern and now you're identified see when we were in the news is one thing that we had in the 80s before in on before the 90s and hence forward when being gay was more accepted in our culture we people can find us.
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"I regret in it and it's i like who i am an a you don't wanna lose the feminine side of who you are but there's a masculine side too so you'll let them both breathe end looking at the way you present it looks like you are lying both yeah brie if you let them both breathe who's are both in there was funny i took i took one of those answered dot com quizzes on you know online for this to me i have humanistic l and it was like something about what percentage of is now gender which percentage arved male or female blah blah blah so i took the test and it came out 75 percent male 25 percent female but it said you're female side has guided you and you it's very important to you and it was like okay how did they know this how did they know because it was spot on not to make gross generalizations you went to smith an allgirls knowledge wanted to get a date were you out at that time i knew what what's out there in we're that i was an hour out i was out while god i came out my senior year it's methods smith when i first went there the root of course allowed a gay women and of course a lot of gay women and graduated from smith let's not kid ourselves but the college was very concerned about it becoming to public because they didn't know how the older alarms who donate the money would react and how the parents of the more wealthy students would react who donate the money so they kind of kept it quiet a he kind young used stay over in this corner hair in won't talk about it and there were some students at we were in houses we weren't and sororities who know sororities at smith that was in the decree of safiya smith one cheat establish the college with the help of reverend john and green no sororities so we were we lived in houses which were in essence sororities and phnom there were some young women.
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"I think they were starting to get on to me and i didn't want to be fired and i wanted to pursue music um when john lennon was killed it made me question what i was doing for some reason and i he was uh killed one december eighth 1980 and i had been in the bureau for almost a year and i started to question what i was doing my life i kinda fell only on my living ally here what am i doing and phnom then i i kind of started to move towards music i started informally rehearsing with some people and when i wanted to play in the club's i asked myself i had a permission and my supervisor and they the fbi decided no that i could not play in cvg bs and it was um uh i could be compromised and then i had to make a decision so i decided to go for music because i didn't really feel like though it wanted to spend my life in the fbi in that environment i didn't feel like i had no matter how good a job i did i thought that because i was a woman and because i think i think they were getting pretty suspicious that i was gay i wasn't going to go anywhere i mean i think some of the agents some of the supervisors didn't care if you are gay or not personally they just didn't care and others really did so you know you are kind of at the mercy of who you were going to work under an i didn't wanna do that uh when we talk about massaging we often also talk about sexual assault at harassment did you experience and if that oh boy m a t and training yeah yes yes i'm unsure did there was a guy in my class i wouldn't leave.
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"What's his name winners computer and everything i think giuliani was in touch with a lot of former agents and there were things he may alluded to it on google fox tv and uh you know you don't know but yeah it former agents would talk at do we as a general public have any idea how powerful the fbi us um i think you do i think you do i think gum you have an idea of how powerful the fbi is but when the fbi is managed properly with a president in the white house who understand the role of the department of justice and understands the role of the fbi the fbi does an invaluable service and we can't really be without it i think there is a definite possibility for corruption and have it turn into an agency that can turn against the people so it's up to the people tell other voice be heard and say you know we don't approve of what is happening here we don't approve of what the attorney general is doing no forget the fbi reports to the attorney general i went in in january of nineteen eighty when ronald reagan took office and we didn't get directives from ronald reagan we we weren't hold what to do by ronald reagan we got directors came down through the channels through the department of justice and you are not able to be out of the closet in the fbi ray houghton now now we could have been fired could he weren't supposed to have the security clearance that was necessary if you were gay you're automatically disqualified from having the security clearance so we couldn't we had this stay in the closet but there were old there were a lot of us yeah you're saying we we yeah there were a lot of us we would find each other and we would now we know who we were so i i guess like cheering you speak about while you left to us it sounds like he wanted to be out and it sounds like misogyny those are all factors that have nothing to do with your happiness happiness level at the job prey i wanted to be out.
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"I think when he i think that me liked um i did like the spotlight i wouldn't go as far as trump did uh but i think tommy became a national figure when he was working for the department of justice i believe me with these assistant attorney general and stepped in on the john ashcroft matter in during bush's administration and was hailed as a hero and i think he enjoyed that uh i think he was looking for that moment of glory again that's kind of what i think i think he also was trying to protect the bureau to the point of handing trump the election i don't think he meant to do that but i think it was an unfortunate consequence of it um i think that he was being pressured by a lot of republicans in the congress some who are no longer there and he was afraid that if there were emails at were you know incriminating and he didn't talk about them before she was elected oh my god than he be called on the carpet and he was trying to protect mm self in the bureau but we i think even then we were in such an unprecedented thing it was hard for him to know what to do i don't think he ever thought he was hand in the election to donald trump i don't think it was intentional i'm glad that he wouldn't take trump's loyalty pledge i would expect that of any director and i hope that the current director hasn't done anything like that we don't hear much from the current director dui i think is amos christopher ray but we don't hear much from him at all which makes me wonder is that troubling the as troubling to me yeah let me i don't see how trump asked for khamis loyalty and how he couldn't not that ask of a new directors loyalty fun herta in yet does make you wonder dozen yet do do former agents talk amongst themselves so at this kind of stuff um i don't talk to former a little bit of an oddball on the gay rocker so you know i it but i think that may be part of the problem because when you read what happened in new york at the time they had.
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"It was fun yeah i'd have to say it was just a challenge of of figuring the case out i wanted to work com counterintelligence soviet counterintelligence and na there wasn't a lot of that in the boston office i did do a little bit there but it wasn't a big part of the the office so i got a transfer to new york city where i did work soviet counterintelligence and i did a lot of the things that you're reading about now on the papers it hasn't changed that much it now papers hood that multi on the internet and everything it hasn't changed that much frankly i'm surprised because when i first started reading about in although russian interference in the election and the dust the air and all that which i read by the way and all of you know everything it was like i thought it was going to be way different khouzina were in different age but it's not listening techniques in though using the techniques tech changed yes yes the underlying techniques of spycraft have not changed in from either side from either side lx surprising to hear this in hasn't what what was her reaction when james comey was fired a mixed it was very mixed um as well me was a good director but i did think he gun involved in places where he shouldn't have well with the clinton the bok hope of october 28th and i think that he should not have made the announcement in july about her case in everything i think that he should have the debate that should have been if not by loretta lynch by sally aides.
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"This is the convened many women back that were there are that many we i think i think women had been in for eight years before i joined so what they're what was lacking was women in the supervisory roles who they hadn't made it up the up at high hip so those of us that were there were anna upon whether on did of women stick together um women did what women do which is basically no men are like men and women don't help each other usually oh that's sad to hear it is but it's the truth than i always tell the truth so ever they'll pleased so as every woman for themselves um most women women it it it's not i wouldn't say it's an all the time general rural bought most women that do wanna get ahead a lot of them feel that they are better off putting their the investing their time with the men that have power and they don't help other women in ah i have a theory that dumb to my father played baseball my father was a pitcher for the brooklyn dodgers minor league and i grew up in a very sportoriented household where i learned to play on teams and be kind of a team player and understand that a team has to work together and i learned that my ban too and women don't learn that cause my women amayra didn't plan sports teams i hope some of the younger girls are learning that now that they're having an you know able to play more on on and sports teams that you kind of have to help each other to win and some time there has to be a star and some time that's the quarterback thumb time that's the pitcher the hid in all the hit the guy that can hit the grand slam home run like go up puts hernandez's whoever his name is did for the dodgers you know in them it.