LGBTQ News: Republican Legislatures, Religious Support, and Biden's CBP Nominee

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More than a dozen Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed or are promoting bills targeting transgender youth, a new poll reveals that 75 percent of people of faith support protections against LGBTQ discrimination, and President Biden nominates the first openly-gay head of Customs and Border Protection. Those stories and more, on our LGBTQ news roundtable.
Guests:
Grace Sterling Stowell — executive director of the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth, or BAGLY.
E.J. Graff — journalist, author and managing editor of the "The Monkey Cage" at the Washington Post.
Janson Wu — executive director of GLAD - GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

Later in the Show:

It’s been five years since April Reign kicked off the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, calling out the Academy Awards about overlooking top professionals of color in the entertainment industry. But tonight’s awards ceremony may turn out to be a banner year for long hoped for representation, including Steven Yeun the first ever Asian American nominated for best actor, and Chloe Zhao, the first Asian woman nominated for Best Director. And they are two among other nominees of color.
Guests:
Jenny Korn - research affiliate and founder and coordinator of the race, tech and media working group at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Elena Creef - professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College. She specializes in Asian American visual history in photography, film and popular culture.
SHOW CREDITS:
Under the Radar with Callie Crossley is a production of GBH, produced by Wes Martin and engineered by Dave Goodman. Angela Yang is our Intern.
Our theme music is FISH AND CHIPS by #weare2saxys’, Grace Kelly and Leo P.

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