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Uploaded on Oct 1, 2011
Craig Wiesner and Derrick Kikuchi, launched Reach And Teach in 2004 as a peace and social justice learning company dedicated to transforming the world through teachable moments. In our first segment, Craig and Derrick, along with author Cynthia Chin-Lee, talk with Roberta Gonzales-Gregg about Chin-Lee's upcoming book, Operation Marriage, a touching story illustrating the many ways that lack of marriage equality impacts the lives of children.
On June 5, Kelly Rivera Hart and Joan Juster gathered in front of Walgreens on Castro and 18th, where the Star Pharmacy was and remembered friends lost to AIDS on the 30th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. Star Pharmacy was used as the location where the articles, obits, and notes were first posted back in 1981 about the strange illness that was spreading in the gay community. It was also where Bobbi Campbell posted his photos of his Kaposi's Sarcoma lesions asking if others were getting them. It was the place of sharing any information available, as well as sounding the alarm that this was happening and our government had no response. Raymond Donald Hong reports from the heart of the Castro in San Francisco.
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center empowers youth, families, and individuals to overcome challenges through counseling, education, and residential services. Their Crisis Line provides immediate, 24-hour assistance to people in times of great stress or grief. In the third segment, Alice talks with Crisis Center Coordinator Carmelita Limas and volunteer Jim Famolare.
San Jose Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and Mayor Chuck Reed raise the rainbow over San Jose City Hall during Pride Month.
Proponents of Proposition 8, the state referendum banning same-gender marriage, were back in court to argue that because retired US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker--who ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional in August 2010--was in a relationship with a man during trial (and still is), he could not have been impartial and therefore his ruling should be thrown out. In our fifth segment, Raymond reports from the Federal Court House in San Francisco Civic Center.
Celebrity guests, presenters, and nominees were in San Francisco for the 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards. Jay Raley, Roberta, and Raymond were hobnobbing with the stars on the red carpet when one celebrity upstaged Jay in front of our cameras.