COMING TO SAME SEX DIALOGUE!
Special show release with two guests-Nov 22nd
Radio, Television, Music; He’s made history in them all, changed state laws and been at the center of international controversies. He’s at home on a stage as he is in front of a camera or microphone, in a recording studio or on a set and has worked on them all. He’s entertained for years in the No. 2 and No. 4 radio markets in the country, Los Angeles and San Francisco on the No. 1 stations KFI and KGO. He’s written for Billboard, and then been featured in it as an artist; he’s been with the HuffingtonPost since it started and has published two books. He’s been a guest on every major cable network, helped pioneer the recent trend of reality TV for two years on cable TV and currently is heard five days a week on radio and podcast and seen weekly on Karel: Life In Segments on Free Speech TV. There’s even an App for him.
Joe Murray is many things depending on the person who is asked. Though a lawyer by trade, Joe has transformed his Juris doctor into a skeleton key that has opened many doors. A trial lawyer, a journalist, a political commentator, and a civil rights activist are a few of the hats worn by Joe over the years. But after practicing law and playing politics for over a decade, Joe has decided to put on a “hat” that he has wanted to wear for a long time – author.
Joe’s first book, “Odd Man Out,” is witty autobiography that seeks to explain the many contradictions that define who he is. Conservative to the core, Joe’s personal life has caused many to question his ideological convictions. In writing “Odd Man Out,” Joe is hoping to explain that a person should not be a slave to his identity, but a master of ideas. The book already has earned praise from those on the Right and the Left.
Abbe Land is the Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project, a nationally recognized nonprofit providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. A recognized and respected health care professional and activist, Abbe has an impressive history of ensuring care to underrepresented populations and advocating for youth in the LGBTQ community. Prior to joining Trevor, Abbe served as Co-CEO of The Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles. There, she led the clinic’s growth from a $6 million to a $16 million budget, including the opening of two new clinics and the building of a $22 million endowment.
Abbe has a wealth of public policy knowledge as an elected Councilmember of the City of West Hollywood from 1986-1997 and from 2003-2015, Abbe served as Mayor five times. She is known for her support and leadership on women’s issues, LGBTQ rights, and civil liberties. Through her political advocacy, she was instrumental in the development of the City’s Women’s and Disability Advisory Boards, and domestic violence prevention program for same-sex couples. In addition through her leadership the city enacted landmark gun control legislation and created innovative programs to address homelessness. She is also involved with the National Council for Suicide Prevention; Women Against Gun Violence; the L.A. County Department of Health Services’ Women’s Health Policy Council; Planned Parenthood Advocacy Board; and the AIDS Community Action Foundation.
Abbe has been recognized by the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to affordable housing and by APLA Red Circle Project with a Spirit of CommUNITY Award for her work to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. She also received the inaugural Legacy Award for Women in Leadership for her work on behalf of women in West Hollywood, as well as the Good Neighbor Award for her work as a longtime LGBT activist and advocate at this year’s Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Voice Awards, plus numerous other recognitions.
Abbe is a sought after speaker and moderator most recently speaking at The Iowa Governor’s Safe School Conference, the University of Rochester School of Psychology Grand Rounds in January of last year, and The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles Annual Women’s Leadership Conference.
A long-time resident of California, Abbe lives with her husband, artist Martin Gantman, and continues to advocate for quality programs, access to healthcare, affordable housing, and art & educational opportunities for children, youth, and families in West Hollywood and beyond.