Get Over the Rainbow

Why Everyone Should Join the Fight for Gay Rights

by Scott Redmond



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/18/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781418482183

About the Book

Get Over the Rainbow: why everyone should fight for gay rights is a controversial book that will further ignite the debate over gay rights and gay marriage. Written from the perspective of a straight male, Scott Redmond makes it difficult for anyone to conclude that homosexuals do not deserve total equality.

Some parts of Get Over the Rainbow were being written just as the gay marriage issue was exploding, demonstrating that Redmond’s journeys through the legal, religious and social arguments against opposition to gay marriage are right on target. Redmond uses the issue of gay rights to explain the nature of news and the impact of entertainment and right-wing talk radio on America.

Get Over the Rainbow challenges those opposing gay marriage and reinforces those in support.

About the Author

Scott Redmond gives a straight argument for gay rights, including gay marriage, in his new book, Get Over the Rainbow: Why Everyone Should Fight for Gay Rights. Other books on this topic have been written by homosexuals, but Redmond, a heterosexual, provides a compelling and unique perspective on America''s most heated social and political debate-gay marriage.


As a radio talk show host in New Orleans, Miami, Seattle, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, and Denver, Scott Redmond (also known as "Scoot") defied his industry''s norms by passionately leading the argument in favor of gay marriage.


Redmond was born in New Orleans, where he spent his earlier broadcast years as "Scoot in the Morning" on music and talk radio. From an early age he was introduced to the openness of homosexuality in the French Quarter of New Orleans, especially during Mardi Gras. Writing this book was Redmond''s way of telling every heterosexual that it is logical to join the fight for gay rights; and letting gays and lesbians know that there''s a heterosexual aggressively fighting for legal gay marriage. As a radio personality, Redmond was embraced by the gay and lesbian community.


Redmond has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel. He has contributed a column to the gay publication, OUTFRONT.