Arsham discusses what it is like being gay in Iran where homosexuality is punishable by death. Arsham, age 27 has been an activist since he was 21. He was forced to flee Iran in 2005 when the police were looking for him. He fled to Turkey and was given asylum in Canada. Now living in Toronto, Arsham has dedicated his life to making life better for LGBT people living in Iran and helping refugees outside of Iran gain asylum.

Direct download: JSO_043_20080729.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm CST

Robin Tyler discusses the outcome of the same-sex marriage case that was won in the California Supreme Court. Robin then walks us through the her and Diane Olson obtaining their marriage license at the Beverly Hills Courthouse and their wedding on June 16th 2008. (Part 2 of 2)

Direct download: JSO_042_20080726.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38pm CST

Robin Tyler discusses discusses the current state of politics in the US and where LGBT rights fit in, the importance of grassroots activism as critical in the fight for LGBT rights, her activism in the LGBT community. Robin then walks us through the Tyler et al lawsuit and why she filed it along with the legal proceedings at the California Supreme Court in March of this year.(Part 2 of 2)

Direct download: JSO_041_20080722.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm CST

Paul Williams, comic, discusses role of humor in gay community, his relationship with Ambassador Nancy Brinker founder of Susman G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, his friendship with Mark Alan Smith and his character Nelda Pickens. Jeffrey Reid Baker discusses the history of electronic music and what to look for in a piano teacher. (Part 2 of 2).

Direct download: JSO_040_20080719.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm CST

Paul Williams, comic, discusses his upbringing in a Southern Baptist family in San Antonio, his start in comedy and several of his characters. Jeffrey Reid Baker discusses the history of electronic music and his role in it. First anniversary of John Selig Outspoken.

Direct download: JSO_039_20080715.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52am CST



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