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June 22, 2013

June 17, 2013

'70s UK Gay News lives again, "gayest ever" Tonys, more news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:58

This Way Out #1,316 Program Rundown:
Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:10

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": Russia's parliament votes 436-0 to outlaw "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations", which if eventually signed by President Vladimir Putin will effectively ban public expressions of support for LGBT rights across the country, a move swiftly condemned by global human rights groups; a few shirtless men who oppose already-enacted civil marriage equality disrupt the French Open tennis finals, but in a far more serious demonstration of growing homophobia in the country, 5 suspects with ties to an ultra-nationalist group face manslaughter charges in the brutal bashing murder in Paris of promising 18-year-old student and gay activist Clemenet Meric; after a 7-month delay while founder Sunil Pant and his Blue Diamond Society were ostensibly being investigated for corruption, Nepal's leading LGBT rights group finally gets its charity license renewed; U.S. professional basketball player Jason Collins stands "out" in Boston's annual LGBT Pride parade, record crowds celebrate Motor City Pride in downtown Detroit, and an estimated 400,000 hit the streets of West Hollywood for that city's annual festivities; partnered U.S. lesbian and gay military personnel will get some of the benefits of their heterosexual peers starting September 1st, and a New York Congressman pushes legislation to make the past sexuality-based dishonorable discharges of gays and lesbians honorable; and Britain's Prince Harry saves a military subordinate from an almost-certain gay bashing (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by WENZEL JONES and MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON) . . . . . . . 9:56

SEGMENT #2 – Billboard for the "Rainbow Minutes" and U.K. "Gay News" feature [:07] + Some have called the American Theatre Wing's 67th annual honors on June 9th "the gayest Tony Awards ever." The gala celebrated a Broadway season with an epic number of LGBT characters and openly gay actors. One notable winner was playwright and AIDS activist LARRY KRAMER, who accepted the Isabelle Stevenson Award for his humanitarian work, while the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical went to BILLY PORTER for his role in "Kinky Boots", the very queer tale of a failing shoe company that saves its soles with footwear for drag queens (with brief intro/outro music from "Lullaby of Broadway" performed by BETTE MIDLER) [3:49]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:56

SEGMENT #3 – The importance of Pride Month is captured in a pair of "RAINBOW MINUTES", produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia: "Gay Pride Events Worldwide", read by NANCY WALDO, and "A Rainbow From Sea to Sea", read by Richmond City Councilman CHARLES SAMUELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:14

SEGMENT #4 – What was loved and hated and read all over? When it hit the streets in 1972, "GAY NEWS" was the first national LGBT newspaper in BRITAIN, and it remained a lively and sometimes controversial presence for a decade. Now forty years later, "Gay News" Features Editor KEITH HOWES is bringing the paper's politics, celebrities and music back to life in a YouTube series that recalls the sense of community that the paper helped build. Howes, who now lives in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, told "This Way Out" correspondent BARRY McKAY about the project (with snippets from the paper's interviews with comedian Barry Humphries as DAME EDNA EVERAGE and artist DAVID HOCKNEY). . . . 10:10
[Search YouTube or Google for Gay News UK Keith Howes]

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:33

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:59

http://www.thiswayout.org

June 12, 2013

Programa 116 Hijos de la Tierra

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 23:22

A Presentacion - Cancion Gente que No de Todos tus Muertos
B Nestle y los neoliberales- Talamontes en Milpa Alta -
Cancion Cheran de AHO Colectivo
C Urbanismo Salvaje y especulación por el territorio -
Techos de carton
D Audio de Radio teocelo sobre la resistencia contra las represas-
Info de Temaca - Cancion Yaku canto
E Altos costos del Cambio Climatico - Armas y represas en Zongolica
F Comunicado del Consejo Regional Wixarica en Defensa de
Wirikuta Cancion
G Pat Mooney en México y los transgenicos

http://www.hijosdelatierra.net

June 10, 2013

Until All Are Free: Environmental political prisoners

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:50

This radio documentary covers the cases of environmental political prisoners Eric McDavid and Marie Mason, who are both serving sentences of around 20 years in prison in the US. We look at why these two are considered to be political prisoners and the movement of prisoner solidarity around the world. We explore the significance of these cases from a global perspective and talk about June 11th, the international day of solidarity with Eric and Marie.
Former earth liberation political prisoner, Jeff Luers shares his story. Author of Green is the New Red, Will Potter, shares his insights into the international implicaitons of these cases. Jenny from Sacramento Prisoner Support discusses Eric McDavid's case and Peter from Support Marie Mason talks about Marie Mason's case. The show is hosted by Australian forest activist Miranda Gibson, who brings her personal perspective on the role of prisoner solidarity in the environment movement.

Please feel free to share and distribute widely.

http://www.june11.org

This Way Out: SCOTUS v sodomy 2003, and this week's global LGBT news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 15:59

SENSITIVE LANGUAGE ADVISORY:
The lyrics in the Romanovsky & Phillips "Sodomy Song" in our 2003 SCOTUS ruling flashback include:
"Only an asshole would care what goes into our assholes and who puts it there."
This line is heard in the transition music at about 3:54 into the segment, and again in the segment outro music at about 14:28.
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This Way Out #1,315 Program Rundown:
[Note unusual musical beginning this week:]
"Life Song" by MASON WILLIAMS [:26], segues directly to
Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity [1:10]. . . . . . . 1:36

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": Overwhelming approval in Britain's House of Lords of the "Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill" in its second reading, following full approval in the House of Commons, all but assures its ultimate passage, so the Church of England abandons its efforts to defeat the measure and says it will now work to "improve it"; the 4-million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects Reverend Dr. R. Guy Erwin of Southern California as its first openly gay and first Native American bishop; Germany's highest court rules that tax laws that treat same-gender couples unequally are unconstitutional; Changsha, a city in central China's Henan province, hosts about 80 brave activists at what organizers call the largest-ever public demonstration for LGBT rights in the country's history; more than a million people celebrate in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo at what's billed as the world's largest LGBT Pride event, while supportive Mormons and unauthorized uniformed Boy Scouts highlight the annual Pride march in Salt Lake City, Utah; record crowds celebrate Pride in Tel Aviv, while speakers reflect on the breaking news of arrests in the horrific 2009 shooting spree at the Israeli city's LGBT center; and 59-year-old Mexican soap star Sebastian Ligarde tells a national magazine that "I'm gay, and I say this with pride" (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON and CHARLIE BAUER) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:23

SEGMENT #2 – The U.S. SUPREME COURT is expected to hand down its marriage equality rulings sometime this month on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It will be exactly 10 years since the high court's last landmark LGBT rights decision found state sodomy laws to be unconstitutional. While people on both sides of the marriage equality issue anxiously await word on the next landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of LAWRENCE V. TEXAS with a look back at our coverage of that historic day: excerpts from "NewsWrap" on the "This Way Out" program of 6/30/03, anchored by CINDY FRIEDMAN and CHRISTOPHER GAAL: In the case of "Lawrence vs. Texas", the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down "demeaning" state sodomy laws that criminalize private consensual adult same-gender sex, emphatically reversing the Court's 1986 "Bowers vs. Hardwick" decision that had upheld Georgia's since-repealed sodomy ban; quoting from Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion, a dissenting opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, and some of the predictive implications of the ruling's especially bold language on such issues as marriage equality. The high court decision had queer activists rejoicing at pre-planned rallies and impromptu street parties across the country, and left the Religious Right reeling, as reported by DAVID TAFFET in Dallas [with thanks to Geoff Staples at RadioLeft.com], BRYAN GOEBEL in San Francisco, and JD DOYLE in Houston, and with comments by -- "in order of appearance" -- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Legal Director and lead attorney in the case RUTH HARLOW; Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance President ROGER WEDELL; PETER SPRIGG of the Family Research Council, ROBERT KNIGHT of the Culture and Family Institute, National Clergy Council President REV. ROB SCHENCK and televangelist REV. JERRY FALWELL; KATE KENDALL of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, JENNIFER PIZER of the San Francisco-area Lambda Legal office, and openly-gay San Francisco Supervisor TOM AMMIANO; litigants JOHN LAWRENCE and TYRON GARNER and their local attorney MITCHELL KATINE, and long time Houston activist RAY HILL; plus a closing thought by San Diego-based queer journalist REX WOCKNER; with transition music from "Battle Hymn of the Republic" performed by ELVIS PRESLEY and "God Bless America" performed by KATE SMITH, and transition/outro music from "The Sodomy Song" by ROMANOVSKY & PHILLIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15:32

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:27

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:58

http://www.thiswayout.org

June 4, 2013

YouthSpeaksOut! on "Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain"

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 13:49

Educator/counselor Ralph Cantor led a public forum on "Marijuana and the adolescent brain" in Laytonville last week. It was amazing. This Sundays YouthSpeaksOut! will feature Ralph being interviewed by two Laytonville High students before the presentation. Really worth listening to.
As is his public presentation at our website www.youthspeaksout.net
Contact Dan Roberts at outfarpress@saber.net to get CDs of this or other YouthSpeaksOut programs.
"This Sunday at 3pm on YSO- Ralph Cantor, Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain. "It's not laden with opinion and judgement and morality and everything, it's just the way the drug works. I was so sad to hear this kid say "this is the way I take, this is my medicine." You know I'm not anti-marijuana at all, the thing about it for me though is I really make a distinction between an adolescent brain and an adult brain."
FurthuR! Dan
Dan Roberts
Shortwave Report-
www.outfarpress.com
YouthSpeaksOut!-
www.youthspeaksout.net

http://www.outfarpress.com

June 3, 2013

This Way Out: No CA BSA BS, the Union Cup in Bristol, and more!

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:12

This Way Out #13,14 Program Rundown:
Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:14

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": Nigeria legislators pass what could be the most draconian anti-LGBT laws in Africa – if not the world; the first gay couple legally weds in France, but violent opposition continues; there'll be no marriage equality vote in Australia on June 6th as expected, and the Illinois House ends its spring session without voting on a bill that had been expected to make it the 13th U.S. state with marriage equality [with brief comment by sponsoring lawmaker GREG HARRIS]; 400 would-be brides and grooms march for equality in conservative Croatia, Kyiv hosts prominent foreigners and brave local souls at the first-ever Pride parade in the Ukraine, dozens of arrests mark unsanctioned rallies for LGBT rights in Moscow, and a small demonstration in neighboring Georgia demands the prosecution of those responsible for leading the violent disruption of a small LGBT rights rally in Tblisi in mid-May by tens of thousands of ultra-conservative religious fundamentalists; Jallen Messersmith becomes the first still-playing mens college basketball player in America to come out, and formerly retired but newly-acquired L.A. Galaxy Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers becomes the first openly gay man to play in a professional U.S. team sport [with brief stadium introduction] (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by JASON PROCTOR and TANYA KANE-PARRY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:08

SEGMENT #2 – Billboard for Union Cup/Bristol report [:05] + Fallout continues following the BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA's decision to end its ban on gay members, but not on LGBT leaders. The AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION's BRYAN FISCHER relished the opportunity for unrestrained, irrational ranting [2:05] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:10

SEGMENT #3 – CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR RICARDO LARA offers rational arguments in asking fellow lawmakers for their support of his bill to deny tax-exempt status to the Boy Scouts and any other youth group that discriminates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:53

SEGMENT #4 – "TWO" I.D. by "Noah's Arc" star DARRYL STEPHENS [:11] + Amateur gay rugby teams from all over Europe come together every two years for The Union Cup. The U.K.’s BRISTOL Bisons hosted the fifth tournament in mid-May. "ShoutOut" program host MARY MILTON, along with her BCFM compatriots CHERYL MORGAN, NATALIE NEWBURY and PAUL DAVIS, were on the pitch [6:44]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:55

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:34

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:54

http://www.thiswayout.org

June 1, 2013

May 27, 2013

This Way Out: "Dykes", a "Nude", a Lord Mayor, and more!

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:15

This Way Out #1,313 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:10

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": A lopsided approval in its third and final reading in the British House of Commons sends the "Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill" for England and Wales to the House of Lords, where passage may be more difficult, while Nevada's Assembly advances a bill already passed in the Senate to repeal the U.S. state's 2002 voter-approved constitutional ban and open civil marriage to same-gender couples, as former Australian P.M. and current M.P. Kevin Rudd surprises many with his blog posting in support of secular marriage equality; Portugal's parliament allows members of legally married same-gender couples to adopt their spouse's biological or adopted children, but nixes joint adoption rights; Puerto Rico's House joins its Senate to approve a bill banning bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and government services, while the House approves a measure and sends to the Senate a bill to add those two categories to the island territory's domestic violence laws; several U.S. advocacy groups acknowledge that LGBT people will be among the estimated 11 million undocumented people currently living in the U.S. to benefit from proposed immigration reform, but criticize Democrats for throwing same-gender couples under the bus because they believed including rights for them would scuttle the legislation; the Boy Scouts of America decides to welcome openly gay members, but will kick them out when they turn 18 if they want to be scout leaders [JESS BURNS of "Free Speech Radio News" reports/www.fsrn.org]; and posthumous honors bring the Presidential Medal of Freedom to trailblazing lesbian astronaut Sally Ride, and the first national park in the U.S. named for him to pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by SARAH SWEENEY and GARY SHAW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:59

SEGMENT #2 – Billboard for "The Last Nude" and outgoing openly gay Bristol Lord Mayor features [:10] + The south-of-Los Angeles city of LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA is home to a flourishing LGBT bedroom community that has paraded its Pride for 30 years. But a related "Dyke March" had never been part of the festivities – until this year. "This Way Out" correspondent ZAMNÁ ÁVILA was there for the herstory-making procession [5:41]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:51

SEGMENT #3 – "TWO" I.D. by Irish duo ZRAZY (intro'd by a hint of their "Come Out Everybody") [:18] + Billboard for the Bristol Lord Mayor feature [:07] + An artful novel took "This Way Out's" "Queer Life and Literature" commentator JANET MASON back to the days of yesteryear (she peeks between the pages of ELLIS AVERY's "THE LAST NUDE", set in 1920s Paris and the 2013 American Library Association 2013 Barbara Gittings Literature Award winner) [4:00] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:25

SEGMENT #4 - A new highlight was added to the storied history of BRISTOL when PETER MAIN became the BRITISH city's first openly gay Lord Mayor. His yearlong ceremonial post ended earlier this month, and MARY MILTON of BCFM's "ShoutOut" show attended the farewell festivities at Mansion House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:59

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:33

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:57

http://www.thiswayout.org

May 24, 2013

Deloyd Parker Interview

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 00:12

Nick Cooper from Houston Indymedia Radio interviews Deloyd Parker of the Shape Community Center

May 20, 2013

This Way Out: Equality, history, hate, family+global LGBT news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 17:43

This Way Out #1,312 Program Rundown:
Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:07

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": The annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) is observed on May 17th by the United Nations [with brief comments by U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER NAVI PILLAY and SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON], and in a variety of events across Asia, but police shut down an IDAHOT march in Nairobi and a rally on the same day in St. Petersburg, while several people are injured as religious extremists violently attack an IDAHOT rally in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, and anti-gay demonstrators in Kiev succeed in getting a proposed bill in the Ukrainian parliament to ban sexual orientation-based workplace bias shelved indefinitely; according to a largest-of-its-kind survey by the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency, virtually one in two LGBT people on the continent have been discriminated against or attacked during the last year for being who they are; a young Russian man is brutally tortured and murdered in Volgograd after reportedly coming out to two of his drinking buddies, although one news source says his parents claim that he wasn't gay; a near-unanimous ruling by Brazil's National Council of Justice virtually opens civil marriage to same-gender couples in Latin America's largest country, while President Francois Hollande signs legislation to open civil marriage and extend adoption rights to French same-gender couples the day after a ruling by the nation's highest court clears the way, and Governor Mark Dayton's signature officially makes Minnesota the 12th U.S. state with marriage equality; Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta quashes a proposal by his own Equality Minister Josefa Idem to create some form of legal recognition for lesbian and gay couples, but Italy's lower house of parliament extends health insurance coverage to its members' same-gender partners, and a court in Milan recognizes the British civil partnership of an Italian gay couple as a legal union (written by GREG GORDON, produced this week by WENZEL JONES & STEVE PRIDE, & reported by JASON PROCTOR & NATALIE PEOPLES) . 10:38

SEGMENT #2 – Billboard for Linda Harvey and Riley Roberts features [:11] + MINNESOTA voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment last November to make marriage exclusively heterosexual, and barely six months later the state House of Representatives passed a bill to open civil marriage to same-gender couples. "This Way Out" correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL (from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul) was at the Capitol in St. Paul on May 13th when the state Senate cast its final vote on the bill (with comments by "out" REPRESENTATIVE KAREN CLARK and SENATOR SCOTT DIBBLE, MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR R.T. RYBAK, and people outside and inside the chamber) [4:38] . . . . . . . . . 4:49

SEGMENT #3 – MSNBC news commentator RACHEL MADDOW tracks the history that led up to marriage equality in Minnesota . . . . . . . . . 3:52
[www.msnbc.com]

SEGMENT #4 - "TWO" I.D. by human rights activist CLEVE JONES [:10] + While much of the U.S. seems to be on a steady roll into a future of equality, some segments of society are spinning in a counterclockwise direction. Based in the U.S. Midwest, MISSION: AMERICA has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its president and founder LINDA HARVEY used her weekly radio show recently to spew an ignorant screed about the "dangers" to impressionable young people posed by online information about LGBT people (with brief intro music from "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by THE MONKEES) [2:58]. . . 3:08

SEGMENT #5 – Linda Harvey's sugarcoated hate speech and bizarre distortions fly in the face of the lived experience of real LGBT families. Stories like the one told by 18-year-old RILEY ROBERTS of RENO filled the hearing room when a NEVADA State Assembly committee heard testimony in support of marriage equality on May 9h (with brief intro/outro music from "Love Is All It Takes (To Make A Family)" by ROMANOVSKY & PHILLIPS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:52

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:33

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:59

http://www.thiswayout.org

May 13, 2013

This Way Out: A resurrected band+Athletic lesbian trailblazers+global LGBT news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 15:42

This Way Out #1,311 Program Rundown:
Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity. . . . . . . . . . 1:08

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": Delaware becomes the 11th U.S. state –- along with the District of Columbia –- to open civil marriage to same-gender couples, and Minnesota and Illinois could be next; debate on the third and final reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in Britain's House of Commons has been scheduled for May 21st and 22nd, while Australia's Greens push for a new vote on marriage equality ahead of general elections there, but more than 35,000 people sign a petition opposing marriage equality in Estonia; Albania's parliament passes historic LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation, but the persecution of two gay men continues in Zambia, and Auckland, New Zealand demonstrators protest the offensive treatment of a McDonald's staff member who was told by his manager that he'd be disciplined if he "acted gay" during his shift; and winners in Sydney, Australia of the annual "Glorias" –- the Gay & Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous and Ignorant comment Awards –- include New South Wales roads minister Duncan Gay, "Herald Sun" columnist Andrew Bolt, rightwing U.K. politician John Sullivan, and American Southern Baptist Convention President Reverend Fred Luter (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and ROBERT LEBLANC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:54

SEGMENT #2 – Billboard for the Deadly Nightshade feature [:06] + What have lesbian pro athletes been doing since 1981 that gay male athletes have not? "This Way Out" correspondent MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON hit the streets to get the score (with brief intro/outro music from "Blazing Arrow" by BLACKALICIOUS) [7:42] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:48

SEGMENT #3 - "TWO" I.D./"Support your local public radio station" appeal by JANIS IAN [:10] + 38 years between albums? Not many bands live to see the day. "Queer Music Heritage" historian JD DOYLE profiles this trailblazing comeback act then and now (includes excerpts from "Keep on the Sunnyside" and "High Flying Woman", each from 1975, and "Don't the Lovers Ever Win" from their new CD "NEVER EVER GONNA STOP") [7:29]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:39
[www.thedeadlynightshade.net; www.queermusicheritage.com]

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:29

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:58

http://www.thiswayout.org

May 6, 2013

This Way Out: NBA & Ohio outings + more global LGBT news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:28

This Way Out #1,310 Program Rundown:
Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity. . . . . . . . . . 1:10

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": Santa Catarina and Paraiba become the 13th and 14th states in Brazil to open civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples, but lawmakers in Northern Ireland reject a marriage equality proposal for the second time, and Cook Islands P.M. Henry Puna says his self-governing nation's "Christian values" prevent opening civil marriage to same-gender couples there; a new penal code that took effect on May 1st in Samoa literally legalizes the lives of the fa'afafine, a third gender culture native to that island nation; LGBT rights appear to be blossoming in Vietnam, with government officials signaling that marriage equality may be on the horizon, and Youtube sensation "My Best Gay Friends", the nation's first gay sitcom, surpassing a million views (and counting); about 12,000 people kick off "Tokyo Rainbow Week" with a parade through the capital city's upscale Harajuku shopping district; the Supreme Court of the U.S. state of Iowa, which ordered marriage equality in 2009, unanimously rules that married same-gender couples can have both parents listed on the birth certificates of their newborn children; the U.S. State Department reverses itself and grants a visa to Cuban leader Raul Castro's daughter Mariela to travel to Philadelphia to accept an LGBT "ally" award; and the first open gay or lesbian to lead a national government, Iceland's now former Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, officially retires from politics after what she calls a "long and eventful" career (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by RICK WATTS and MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON) [10:02] + "Give Out Day" Promo (voiced by LUCIA CHAPPELLE) [:36]* . . . . . . . . . 10:38
[*If you run "NewsWrap" as a separate segment, please include
this one-time only promo, too.]

SEGMENT #2 – Collins billboard [:07] + A Roman Catholic high school teacher is caught in a conflict between anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and the religious freedom protestations of conservative faith-based organizations -- but lesbian CARLA HALE and her allies are fighting back. The COLUMBUS, OHIO physical education teacher returned from bereavement leave following her mother's death only to be fired because an anonymous parent had complained that Hale's partner was named in the obituary. EVAN DAVIS at WCRS in Columbus filed this report for "Free Speech Radio News" [4:09] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:16
[www.fsrn.org]

SEGMENT #3 - "TWO" I.D. by "out" Olympics diving champ GREG LOUGANIS (over instrumental beginning of segment intro music [:09] + The whole world heard the sound of another glass ceiling breaking last week when the National Basketball Association's JASON COLLINS became the first male pro athlete to publicly come out during his career. The fanfare surrounding Collins' revealing essay in "Sports Illustrated" reached from the basketball courts to the nation's capitol. ABC's GEORGE STEPHANAPOLOUS scored the first exclusive broadcast interview with Collins the day after his announcement (with brief intro music from "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" by SLY & THE FAMILY STONE) [6:49]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:58

SEGMENT #4 – Ersatz "news commentator" STEPHEN COLBERT satirically laments the growing acceptance of "out" gay people in professional sports on his "Comedy Central" "Colbert Report" . . . . . . . . 4:23

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:33

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:58
=====> Please think of us at giveoutday.org on May 9th!

April 29, 2013

This Way Out: France & R.I. OK equality+Duberman vs. The Borg

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 17:05

This Way Out #1,309 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity. . . . . . . . . . 1:12

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": French lawmakers give final approval to a marriage and adoptions equality bill, but not without violent protests and assaults on police and gay people by its opponents, while the overwhelming rejection by Colombian lawmakers of a marriage equality proposal defies a Constitutional Court order; Rhode Island has all but officially become the 10th U.S. state to open civil marriage to same-gender couples, while a similar measure passes in the Delaware House and heads to the state Senate, where activists predict passage, and the Nevada Senate becomes the first legislative chamber in the U.S. to overturn a constitutional amendment defining marriage as exclusively heterosexual, as SENATOR KELVIN ATKINSON of North Las Vegas comes out during floor debate [with brief excerpts from his remarks]; the U.S. State Department denies permission to leading Cuban LGBT rights advocate Mariela Castro to accept an "ally" award at a civil rights summit in Philadelphia; Singapore gay couple Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee announce their challenge in the Court of Appeal, the highest judicial body in the land, of an April High Court ruling upholding the city-state's sodomy law; Mongolian lawmakers discuss LGBT rights for the first time ever, but some of their comments suggest a long learning curve to liberation; and San Francisco Pride honors whistleblowing gay U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, then it doesn't (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by SARAH SWEENEY and MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:49

SEGMENT #2 – Martin Duberman billboard [:14] + France's parliament defied months of protests on April 23rd to give final approval to a bill that would make it the 14th country in the world with marriage equality. Increasingly violent opponents of the law, however, vowed to continue the fight. "Al Jazeera's" JACKY ROWLAND reports from PARIS (with brief intro music by THE BEATLES) [2:40]. . . . . . . . . 2:54

SEGMENT #3 - Marriage equality is also coming soon to the U.S. state of RHODE ISLAND. Passage of a bill to open civil marriage to same-gender couples passed in the state Senate by a wide margin this week. The state House approved a similar measure in January. SENATOR MARYELLEN GOODWIN had the last word during floor debate on April 24th before the final tally was announced. She told colleagues about what had influenced her vote (with outro music from a live performance of "Married" by ALAN CUMMING). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:28

SEGMENT #4 – "TWO" I.D. by multi-talented author-filmmaker CLIVE BARKER [:32] + For 20 years the Kessler Award at City University of New York has recognized a scholar whose body of work has had a significant influence on GLBTQ Studies -- and no one fits that description better than 2012 recipient DR. MARTIN DUBERMAN. His over twenty books include a recent biography of radical historian Howard Zinn, as well as three memoirs and an off-Broadway play. We share an excerpt from Duberman's Kessler lecture, which he titled "ACCEPTANCE AT WHAT PRICE? THE GAY MOVEMENT RECONSIDERED" [8:27] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:59

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:23

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:55

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April 22, 2013

This Way Out: Kiwis=#13+"God Believes in Love"+more global LGBT news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:04

This Way Out #1,308 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity. . . . . . . . . . 1:12

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": New Zealand becomes the first country in the Asia Pacific region, and the 13th in the world, to open civil marriage to same-gender couples, while France's road to expected marital equality is a bumpy one, and a convention in Ireland proposes a constitutional marriage equality amendment; America's Republican Party doubles down on its opposition to civil marriage for same-gender couples, while the Boy Scouts of America offers a half-measure change to its ban on openly gay members; two of the leading Catholic schools in Ghana expel a total of 53 students for "practicing homosexuality" and trying "to convince more students to practice the act," or "the detestable act of lesbianism"; and the removal of Sydney's cherished Oxford Street rainbow crossing sparks a "chalk revolt" across Australia and in at least one other seemingly unlikely corner of the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by RICK WATTS & WENZEL JONES) [9:36] + Billboard for the Gene Robinson interview [:07]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:43

SEGMENT #2 – NEW ZEALAND lawmakers voted to open civil marriage to same-gender couples following debate on the third and final reading of the "Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment" on April 17th. The final tally wasn't really in doubt, though no one knew exactly how large the margin would be. 62-year-old National Party M.P. MAURICE WILLIAMSON became an Internet sensation for his humorous and heartfelt comments during debate. Sustained cheers in the public galleries following the announcement of the favorable 77-to-44 vote led to the joyful singing of "POKAREKARE ANA", an indigenous Maori love song (segment intro'd by a few bars from an instrumental version of "God Defend New Zealand", the country's national anthem) . . . . . . 6:20

SEGMENT #3 – "TWO" I.D. by GENE ROBINSON [:07] + He was ushered into office under heavy security in 2003, and retired recently as a respected religious leader and author. That may sound like an episode of "The Borgias", but it’s the story of GENE ROBINSON, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop. The former head of the diocese of NEW HAMPSHIRE has been speaking around the country about his book, "GOD BELIEVES IN LOVE: STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE" (Random House), and a documentary on his life called "Love Free or Die". He visited his home turf in Concord, New Hampshire recently, where award-winning WNHN broadcaster ARNIE ARNESEN took him back to the beginning (with intro/outro music from "Married" by DANIEL J. CARTIER) [10:11]. 10:18

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:26

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:59

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April 15, 2013

This Way Out: Queer Kyrgyzstan+"political power pop"+LGBT news

Source: radio.indymedia.org @ 16:12

This Way Out #1,307 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity. . . . . . . . . . 1:12

SEGMENT #1 – "NewsWrap": Legislators in France and Uruguay each push marriage and adoptions equality to the brink of reality, but Colombia's Senate President blames "disruptive" LGBT people for indefinitely postponing a marriage equality bill there; brave Zambian gay activist Paul Kasonkomona is jailed for "inciting the public to take part in indecent activities"; Singapore High Court Justice Quentin Loh upholds the city-state's sodomy law, but lawmakers in the U.S. state of Montana repeals theirs, while Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli loses a federal appeals court bid to keep the law on the books in his state; and less-than-fans of recently deceased former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher boost a "tribute song" (of sorts) from a 1939 MGM movie starring one of history's most enduring gay icons onto BBC Radio 1's Top 40 Music Chart (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and MICHAEL LEBEAU) [10:45] + Billboard for Matt Fishel feature [:08] . . . . . . . 10:53

SEGMENT #2 – It's been years since there's been a dull political moment in KYRGYZSTAN: its 5-and-a-half million people have survived two recent revolutions, ethnic strife and economic stress. Same-gender sex has been legal there since 1998, but it's not usually a subject of discussion in Kyrgyzstan's traditional and nominally Muslim culture. In their latest "audio postcard" from the road, however, "Sapphic Nomads" KATIE COOK AND MAGGIE YOUNG introduce us to LILI TEN, a lesbian activist in the country's largest and capital city, BISHKEK, who was willing to talk about LGBT life there . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:53
[www.nomaddocumentary.com]

SEGMENT #3 – "TWO" I.D. by SIR IAN McKELLEN [:14] + He usually focuses on our "Queer Music Heritage", but Houston, Texas-based correspondent JD DOYLE introduces us this week to the "gay political power pop" debut CD by UK singer/songwriter MATT FISHEL, who's "NOT THINKING STRAIGHT" [7:08] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:22
[www.MattFishel.com; www.queermusicheritage.com]

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:24

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:44

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June 28, 2009

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