Over the past couple of years, we’ve had the chance to report about stop and frisk, the controversial NYPD practice of stopping hundreds of thousands of black and Latino young men each year. We’ve also gotten to report about the fight for gay equal rights on a number of fronts. The two previously disparate beats intertwined unexpectedly on Monday, when the NAACP and multiple LGBT organizations announced a press conference to be held at the Stonewall Inn to join forces against police profiling.
The more we thought about it, the more we realized this was a natural point of alliance for both race oriented and LGBT civil rights groups. We discussed this, and talked about the Voice’s reporting in both areas, on Tuesday on Michelangelo Signorile’s Sirius radio show.
The Michelangelo Signorile Show airs weekdays from 2-6 p.m. EST on Sirius XM’s OutQ 108.