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INSTITUTE INDEX: How politicians helped create a climate of hate for LGBT people

Number of people killed in the June 12 massacre at Pulse, an LGBT dance club in Orlando, Florida, by a man who reportedly expressed animus toward LGBT people and who may have been a gay or bisexual person himself: 49 Number of people injured in the shooting, which took place on the club’s Latin-themed night and whose victims were overwhelmingly Latino: more than 50 Rank of …

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Fearless Parent Radio – Raising Sex-Healthy Kids – 08.12.15

Guest // Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, AASECT

Host // Carla Atherton

Sex ed. Those two words are enough to have many of us running for the hills. Fall in, parents! Kids are consuming more media than ever before and the not-so-hidden messaging about sex is everywhere. Hate to break it to you but sex education is important for children BEFORE their school’s typical initiation in fifth grade. The good news is, it’s easier to talk about sex when children are younger. Legions of parents can tell you what happens if you wait too long — the never ending eye roll isn’t the half of it.

Join host Carla Atherton and her favorite sex ed guru on kids and the “birds and the bees”:

Supreme Court Gay Marriage

Women’s Rights in the Workplace – Marriage Equality and LGBT Workplace Rights – 04.27.15

On the eve of the historic marriage equality arguments before the Supreme Court, Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell lead a discussion on the significance of the case, and what it means for the LGBT movement. Against this backdrop, Jack and Deborah are joined by Stefan Oxley and Karel Jaros to discuss the wider implications of any marriage equality decision by the Court, and a closer examination of LGBT anti-discrimination laws throughout the country, including in employment, public accommodations, and housing.