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PREVIEW: Sirius XM OutQ News Reports: ‘LGBT Stories of 9/11′

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Sirius XM OutQ News commemorates the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks by honoring those members of the LGBT community we lost and speaking to those who remember them best.

OutQ News anchor Tim Curran traveled to Los Gatos, California, this summer for an in-depth and personal conversation with Alice Hoagland, the mother of United Airlines Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham. Bingham, a public relations executive and rugby player, was among the passengers who fought back against his plane’s hijackers, eventually thwarting a possible attack against our nation’s capital.

Hoagland, a former flight attendant, tells Curran about coming to terms with her son’s homosexuality and recounts her only child’s final moments aboard Flight 93.

Alice Hoagland, Mark Bingham's mother, at her home in Los Gatos, California. Photo taken by: Tim Curran



Also, OutQ News anchor Xorje Olivares looks back at the life of New York City Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge, dubbed by many as the ‘Saint of 9/11.’ Born and raised in New York, Judge’s close friends remember how he touched the lives of thousands of residents, particularly within the LGBT community, over the course of his 40-year priesthood.

Tom Ryan, New York City’s first openly-gay firefighter, was at Ground Zero just minutes after his department’s chaplain succumbed to the rubble.


Gay activist Brendan Fay and Celtic rocker Larry Kirwan also tell Olivares about the Mychal they knew and how they believe he will be remembered.



For more of OutQ News’s coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, tune in to our special one-hour event, OutQ News Reports: ‘LGBT Stories of 9/11,’ on Sunday, September 11th, at 9am EST and replays at 1pm/8pm EST on Sirius XM OutQ 108.

If you’re not a SirusXM subscriber but you’d still like to hear the show, consider signing up for the seven-day free trial. If you want to hear our 9/11 special, we want you to hear it.

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  1. I salute you for this! Excellent! Thank you!

    Dan D

    September 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM


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