Bill Maher gays it up (even more than usual) on HBO’s ‘Real Time’ this Friday

It’s no secret I think Bill Maher is a dangerous (in a good way) comedian, and love that he says what a lot of people feel uncomfortable giving words to (like on particular word he called Sarah Palin at the Winspear earlier this year). He’s proven over and over what a great gay ally he is, and he does so again this week with a roundtable lineup that includes openly gay newsfolk Rachel Maddow and Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan, of course, is famously conservative, but he’s also intellectual honest and very pro-gay. Should be a good discussion.

The new episode airs live on Friday at 9 p.m. on HBO, with replays all week (including one at 10 p.m.).

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A Sunday DADT Roundtable Worth Watching

AMANPOUR CLARK X390 | ADVOCATE.COM Christiane Amanpour’s panel of guests debating “don’t ask, don’t tell” on This Week included
Gen. Wesley Clark, longtime antirepeal talking head Elaine Donnelly,
and Log Cabin Republicans executive director R. Clarke Cooper.
Advocate.com: Daily News

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Valiente, HRC team up for 2nd diversity roundtable

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Valiente, an organization for LGBT Latinos and their allies, and the local Human Rights Campaign Diversity Committee will present the second in a series of roundtable discussions aimed at increasing the level of collaboration between LGBT organizations for people of color and mainstream LGBT organizations.

The first such meeting was held in August. At the Thursday meeting, participants will brainstorm ways to improve community collaboration through collective support. They will also review and discuss additional points from an HRC report on LGBT organizations and diversity.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Monica’s Aca Y Alla, 2914 Main St. in Deep Ellum. For more information, call Darriane Martin or Fernie Sanchez at 214-521-5191, or e-mail dmartin@aidsarms.org or fsanchez@aidsarms.org.

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