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On Our Radar

Civil Rights

On Our Radar – A Marriage Mayday! Georgia Gays Ask For Help

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:36 AM April 20, 2014
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The May Day Georgia Marriage Equality Campaign is seeking same-sex Georgia couples who want to marry. Today, who should answer their May Day call is On Our Radar.

Farce

On Our Radar – Olivia McConnell Meets A Modern Day Dinosaur

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:42 AM April 13, 2014
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Eight-year-old Olivia McConnell had a terrific idea to name the woolly mammoth the state fossil. She had no idea a state fossil would try to stop her. Today, she is On Our Radar.

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On Our Radar – The Crusaders For Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM April 6, 2014
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Sometimes you go looking for the battle, but sometimes the battle comes to you. The Crusaders for Equality are On Our Radio.

Analysis

On Our Radar – The Sweet Revenge Of Acorn

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:30 AM March 30, 2014
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Mighty Oaks from little Acorns grow. Today the sweet revenge of Acorn is On Our Radar.

Analysis

On Our Radar – Winning Gay

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:47 AM March 23, 2014
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Why care about changing hearts and minds if after they’ve changed, we stand behind a wall throwing stones? Today, how we win is On Our Radar.

Gay Agenda

On Our Radar – Chirlane McCray – New York’s LGBT First Lady

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:20 AM March 16, 2014
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Today, Chirlane McCray, New York City’s first openly bisexual first lady, is On Our Radar.

Coming Out

On Our Radar — Demion Clinco Comes Out

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:23 PM March 2, 2014
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What we thought we saw in Arizona this week, was not what actually happened. Today, Arizona State Representative Demion Clinco is On Our Radar.

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On Our Radar – Arizona Kicks Off Its Rainbow Shades

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:52 AM February 23, 2014
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Jesus got it wrong. So says the Arizona legislature. That whole “love your neighbor” thing? Not happening in Arizona. Today SB1062 is On Our Radar.

2014 Winter Olympics

On Our Radar – Twisted Element – A Gay Bar Sponsors A Straight Olympian

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:17 AM February 16, 2014
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Twisted Element, a Calgary gay bar, helped send a straight Olympic athlete to Sochi. And the athlete they chose? He used to be a homophobe. Today Twisted Element is On Our Radar.

2014 Winter Olympics

On Our Radar – Six Brave Olymbians And Why You Should Cheer Them

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:53 AM February 9, 2014
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Be a wingman for the “Olymbians” who came to the Battle of Sochi, a place where more eyes means more safety. Today the six brave “Olymbians” are On Our Radar.

Celebrities

On Our Radar – The Passing Of A Civil Rights Legend

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:05 AM February 2, 2014
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Michigan State University. Student Union. Sitting on the floor in my bell-bottom jeans and my American flag T-shirt, next to the cute long-haired boy in the faded army jacket – singing “We Shall Overcome.” Today the Civil Rights legacy of Pete Seeger is On Our Radar.

Arts

On Our Radar – Remembering the (Gay) Artist, Robert De Niro Sr.

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:00 AM January 26, 2014
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Robert De Niro Jr. remembers his father, an artist who came out as gay when Robert was two years old, yet remained part of his son’s life until he died.

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On Our Radar – Planting Peace And Changing Hearts

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:40 AM January 12, 2014
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A big-money donor has pulled his support for an orphanage because the charity that founded it also supports LGBT equality. Today, Planting Peace and changing hearts is On Our Radar.

Elections

On Our Radar – Charlie Crist Apologizes To The Gay Community

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:20 AM January 5, 2014
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“It was a mistake. I was wrong.” says Former Governor Charlie Crist, who backed Florida’s 2008 ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage. Today, how to respond is On Our Radar.