This should be our standard no matter the party. We must have each other's backs. The hateful are still a minority
A friend randomly found this report I did in 1985 from DC. Amazing how is so many respects little has changed for women. Clearly men haven't changed much either.
I love stuff like this. It brings history to life like BW TV and BW pics can't do. I look at Ike and wonder what he would be thinking about his party right now. The word that comes to mind..... sad.
And not just to see Mark Ruffalo's wang. 😬
I hear over and over why does it matter that someone comes out? Who cares? I heard that when I came out on my radio show. I came out much later than Colton did. Why does it matter? If you read or watch the news- you KNOW there is still remarkable homophobia out there. Young kids are bullied or scared back into the closet- or worse. When a Colton Haynes says " Yes. I am too" , it matters. It matters especially to youngster who just wants to live a happy, successful and HONEST life.
A radio show I did 10 years ago in Salt Lake City (and Washington DC and Phoenix) called the Nightside Project came to an end tonight. We were set to be syndicated nationally but the company changed course. One of the things I was most proud of was using the power of the airwaves to bring about change and boy did we. Because of the pushing of what we called the "Puppy Torture Bill" it is now a felony in the state of Utah to abuse an animal. Then Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr was a partner all along and he signed the bill into law.
Streaming on Hulu on September 17
I hope Garry Shandling knew how everyone felt about him while he was here. It says everything about the life you lived when the tributes come in after your death. I met him numerous times either at press events like the one above or set visits to "The Larry Sanders Show". He was always gracious and FUNNY. This year it seems we are losing a legend a day. It's is part of getting older i suppose. It reminds us of our own mortality and that our time here is short. It is also a reminder that tomorrow may never come so we have to make the best of what we have and who we have TODAY. Forgive. Forget. Move on. Take chances.