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Del Martin, 87, center left, and Phyllis Lyon, 84, center right, are married by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom , center, in a special ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)

From California to Rhode Island, the question of gay marriage is an issue of national debate. Currently a few key states, including Connecticut and Massachusetts, now grant marriages to same-sex couples. But there is a long way to go. And for many people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, the struggle to legalize gay marriage across the U.S. remains the priority political battle. But others in the community disagree. They question whether gay marriage should be the central issue of their movement. Believing that, as this hot social issue sizzles, other important issues have been put on the backburner.

On this edition we present freelance producer Lisa Dettmer’s documentary, “Beyond Gay Marriage,” co-produced by freelance producer Elena Botkin-Levy.

Thanks to freelance producer Lisa Dettmer and co-producer Elena Botkin-Levy for producing this show.

Featuring:

Brian Basinger, San Francisco AIDS Housing Coalition executive director; Lisa Duggan, New York University Social and Cultural Analysis Department professor; Kenyon Farrow, Queers for Economic Justice executive director; Tommi Avicolli Mecca, SF Housing Rights Committee volunteer housing coordinator; Andrea Shorter, Equality California Deputy Marriage and Coalitions Director.

For more information:

AIDS Housing Alliance
San Francisco, CA

Equality California
San Francisco, CA

FIERCE
New York, NY

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC

NYU Social and Cultural Analysis Department
New York, NY

Queers for Economic Justice
New York, NY

San Francisco Mayor’s Office
San Francisco, CA

Articles, Blogs, and Reports:

Beyond Gay Marriage
A website Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision For All Our Families and Relationships

Human Rights Campaign – ‘A Year to Win’
‘Human Rights Campaign’ outreach ad on YouTube

Music:

“We are Family” by Sister Sledge
Sand Castle Instrumental

Author: Kwan

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for this program. The voices of queers who are struggling with economic, health and safety issues are almost never heard and I think this program articulated our struggle in a very clear manner. I hope that many people (especially in queer communities) will hear this and it will help open minds to the social justice issues that most of us are facing, issues that are ignored by the mainstream media and the gay marriage debate.

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  2. Worth revisiting this week as the issue of gay marriage makes it to the Supreme Court.

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