Early Sunday morning, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 more in an attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Many have speculated about the motivations of the shooter, Omar Mateen, though most acknowledge the incident as a targeted attack on the gay and lesbian community. In today’s supposedly liberal society, why does anti-gay and lesbian bigotry still exist? What needs to be done to combat these kinds of attacks?
In this episode I speak with Julie Bindel, radical lesbian feminist, journalist, anti-violence activist, and the author of Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today about these questions and more.