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GLBT community will discuss Obama Administration In June 24 edition of Channel 12’s Studio 12

DENVER – June 19, 2009 -- Although President Barack Obama recently issued a memo that will give same sex partners of federal employees certain health care benefits, some in the GLBT community reportedly feel that President Obama has yet to act on many campaign promises. 

In the Wednesday, June 24 edition of Studio 12 on KBDI-channel 12 (PBS), host Tamara Banks and her guests will take a look at the issues and concerns the GLBT community, such as the lack of action on the Defense of Marriage Act and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Program guests will include Nita Henry, executive director of The Kaleidoscope Project; Ryan Kendall, chair-elect of Denver’s GLBT Commission and an NCIC officer with the Denver Police Department; Eden Lane, journalist and anchor and producer of InFocus, a news magazine program on the arts in Denver on Colorado Public Television KBDI-12;  Crystal Middlestadt, director of the training and education programs at the Colorado Anti-Violence Program; Jessie Ulibarri, state director of Mi Familia Vota, an organization that envisions a future in which the electorate is energized and empowered, and reflective of the growing diversity in the United States; and Drew Wilson, blogger of MileHighGayGuy and the owner of BlogPro

As always, live viewer phone calls will be an important part of the conversation.

Each week Studio 12 explores hot issues and fascinating topics with provocative and knowledgeable guests.  Viewers may call in or send questions via the Studio 12 discussion board of the station’s Facebook fan page before or during the live program. 

The episode of Studio 12 also will be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.KBDI.org after June 25.

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