Journalist & Author Glenn Greenwood in Boise for ACLU Event

Glenn Greenwald, Jody May-Chang, ACLU, Idaho, Salon.com

Glenn Greenwald, prominent author, journalist, and political commentator from Salon.com is here in Boise tonight and will be the guest keynote speaker at the annual Bill of Rights diner for the ACLU of Idaho. I had the great honor and privilege to have sit down with him for a face-to-face interview earlier this morning. More on that later.

I am really looking forward to tonight. Glenn is a captivating and inspiring speaker and has done a tremendous job with his latest book, “Liberty and Justice for SOME, How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful.”

Back to the Future: Sean Hannity vs. Jody May-Chang TOMORROW on KCSB-FM Santa Barbara

Jody May-Chang, Sean Hannity, KCSB, Santa Barbara, Fox NewsHear the original 1989 live on-the air exchange between Jody May-Chang and Fox mouthpiece Sean Hannity that got Hannity kicked off the air at KCSB-FM Radio for his homophobic rants.

As part of KCSB’s 50th Anniversary of broadcasting, the Hannity vs. May-Chang exchange will be rebroadcast for the first time in 22 years!

This will be part of tomorrow’s LIVE CALL-IN broadcast of: ‘Revisiting Sean Hannity’, Thursday 12/22/11 10 am – 12 Noon on “50 Years of People Powered Radio” on KCSB-FM 91.9

Hannity and May-Chang both produced weekly shows at KCSB, the University of California at Santa Barbara radio station, as community members in the public affairs department. May-Chang hosted “Gay & Lesbian Perspectives,” a one-hour weekly news, information program. Hannity on the other hand hosted a ranting imitation of Rush Limbaugh type show called “The Pursuit of Happiness.”

May-Chang called in to Hannity’s show to dispute Hannity and his guest spreading misinformation and homophobia over the air. Hannity’s guest Gene Antonio, is the author of a propaganda book titled “The AIDS Cover-Up? The Real And Alarming Facts About AIDS.” – a book written to spread misinformation and hysteria about AIDS.

It was this very exchange that got Hannity kicked off the air at KCSB, and what Hannity subsequently used to bolster his career as a victim of the left and branding himself as the most controversial college radio talk show host in America.

PACIFIC TIME 10 am – Noon
MOUNTIN TIME 11 am – 1 pm

LIVE STREAMING HERE: http://www.kcsb.org

Call In # (805) 893-2424

If you miss it, a podcast will be posted later on http://may-chang.com

JUST RELEASED! SPLC Winter 2011 Intelligence Report

Bryan Fischer, American Family Association, AFA, Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, Daniel Adel, Jody May-Chang, Jill Kuraitis

Illustration by Daniel Adel

THE FISCHER FILES – Gay-basher Bryan Fischer is famous for his bigotry. What’s less known is how ‘mainstream Idahoans jump-started his career
By Jody May-Chang and Jill Kuraitis for the Southern Poverty law Center’s Winter 2011 Intelligence Report


“…Things were coming to a head at Community Church of the Valley. Mansfield, who had helped get the church started, said that church elders “had a meeting about conflict with Bryan over who had the final say in the church.” Fischer insisted that he did, but Mansfield said it was actually the board…”

Read the article online HERE, Download a PDF file HERE or Get the entire magazine HERE!

Chicago’s Windy City Times Online Exclusive

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Bryan Fischer: From jilted Idaho pastor to AFA’s propagandist-in-chief

Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Jody May-Chang Nov. 9, 2011

Bryan Fischer’s departure from Idaho in the summer of 2009 was cause for celebration among progressives and conservatives alike throughout our small red state. After 29 years of bigotry, hate and racism, Fischer was finally gone!

Out-of-state when Fischer made the announcement he would be leaving Idaho, I was tending to my seriously ill 74-year-old mother. Sitting by her bedside in a California hospital room, exhausted, grateful and relieved Mom had just made it through surgery, I got the call.

Idaho Press-Tribune reporter Mike Butts wanted a comment in reaction to the big news. Stunned, all I could think of to say was, “Great for Idaho! Too bad for Mississippi!” I told mom the news. In her groggy, post anesthesia haze she whispered, “Good riddance to that bastard!” Continue reading

PODCAST: May-Chang Discusses Bryan Fischer on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

Michelangelo Signorile, Jody May-Chang, Bryan Fischer, SiriusXM, OutQ

Honored to be a guest on the The Michelangelo Signorile Show Friday October 21, we discussed the Southern Poverty Law Center Report: “THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People,” detailing Fischer’s radical extremism, and how he spent almost three decades in Idaho.

In “THE PROPAGANDIST,” my co-author, Jill Kuraitis and I revealed Fischer’s rise to the national spotlight. This in-depth investigative piece on Fischer’s history in Idaho shows how mainstream Idahoans jump-started his controversial career.


Michelangelo Signorile Show, SiriusXM, 108, OutQ, Radio, Jody May-Chang

Michelangelo Signorile served as editor-at-large and columnist at The Advocate, and was a columnist for OUT magazine. He was a co-founding editor of the headline-making news magazine OutWeek, which was at the center of the debates over “outing” in the 1990s. Signorile has authored several bestselling books, including the groundbreaking study of the gay “closet,” Queer in America, which firebrand playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer called “one of the most important books of the 20th century.” Signorile’s third book, Life Outside, was a 1998 finalist for the prestigious New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Apart from being a host at SiriusXM, Signorile is also a monthly columnist for The Advocate and has written for many other publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Observer, Gay.com, New York Magazine, and the Village Voice

Signorile’s show is heard on SiriusXM OutQ 108. As the only nationwide broadcasting service to serve the LGBT Community, thousands of people from all across the country tune in at any moment for breaking news, provocative discussion on current events and a great mix of entertainment programming.

VIDEO: The Fischer Files Report
Bryan Fischer’s REAL Views on Mormonism

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Although Fischer never directly called Mormonism a “cult,” he has inferred it by the many other things he has said.

The Fischer Files Report reveals the AFA radio host’s hypocrisy with an excerpt from a 2005 sermon when he was pastor of Community Church of the Valley. From the pulpit Bryan Fischer tells his flock exactly how he views the faith of his “friends” in the LDS Church.

FRIDAY: May-Chang to be guest on The Michelangelo Signorile Show

Michelangelo Signorile

I have been invited to be a guest on the The Michelangelo Signorile Show to discuss the Southern Poverty Law Center Report: “THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People,” and the article I co-authored by my colleague Jill Kuraitis, detailing the rise of Bryan Fischer.

The show airs weekdays from 2-6pm ET our discussion is expected to exclusively SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 108. I will be joining the show at about: 12:30pm Pacific / 1:30pm Mountain / 2:30pm Central / 3:30pm Eastern If you are Not already a subscriber, you can go to Signorile.com for a 3-day FREE trial.

Michelangelo Signorile Show, SiriusXM, 108, OutQ, Radio, Jody May-Chang

Michelangelo Signorile served as editor-at-large and columnist at The Advocate, and was a columnist for OUT magazine. He was a co-founding editor of the headline-making news magazine OutWeek, which was at the center of the debates over “outing” in the 1990s. Signorile has authored several bestselling books, including the groundbreaking study of the gay “closet,” Queer in America, which firebrand playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer called “one of the most important books of the 20th century.” Signorile’s third book, Life Outside, was a 1998 finalist for the prestigious New York Public Library Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Apart from being a host at SiriusXM, Signorile is also a monthly columnist for The Advocate and has written for many other publications, including The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Observer, Gay.com, New York Magazine, and the Village Voice

Signorile’s show is heard on SiriusXM OutQ 108. As the only nationwide broadcasting service to serve the LGBT Community, thousands of people from all across the country tune in at any moment for breaking news, provocative discussion on current events and a great mix of entertainment programming.

VIDEO: Bryan Fischer – THE PROPAGANDIST

The Propagandist is an in-depth investigative piece about Fischer’s history in Idaho written for the Southern Poverty Law Center by Idaho journalists Jody May-Chang and Jill Kuraitis, both of whom have closely followed Fischer’s activities for many years. The article is included in a 23-page report issued by the SPLC Oct. 10, 2011

Oct 14, 2011 May-Chang discusses Fischer and the SPLC Report on Fox talk radio KLIX 1310, Twin Falls Idaho.

To hear the entire KLIX interview and download the full report, “THE PROPAGANDISTS: Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association & the Demonization of LGBT People”, please visit: http://may-chang.com/?p=3686