9/25/2011 This Way Out

 

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

NewsWrap: LGBT Iranians respond to last week's reports of sodomy executions by defiantly setting up a Facebook page, for those in the country and those who have fled, called We Are Everywhere, while Uganda's First Lady wants to Kill the Gays; Human Rights Watch calls the Netherlands on the carpet for its anti-trans civil code, while the Australian government removes sex-change surgery as a requirement for trans-people to identify themselves on passports in their chosen gender; the North Carolina legislature approves a proposal for the May 2012 ballot that would amend the state constitution to define marriage as exclusively heterosexual, while Michigan's House passes a bill that would forbid public sector employers from offering domestic partner benefits, and a New Hampshire House Judiciary subcommittee okays a measure to replace that state's 2009 marriage equality law with civil unions that would be open to any two unmarried adults, even if they're related; and wedding bells will soon ring out in the pages of Archie Comics for Kevin Keller, the most prominent gay resident of the fictional city of Riverdale (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by VASH BODDIE and SARAH SWEENEY)

ALISON ARNGRIM grew from the smarmy schoolgirl on TV that everyone loved to hate into an LGBT ally, AIDS activist, and a darned interesting person to chat with. The co-star of the long-running 1970s series “Little House on the Prairie” told “This Way Out's” STEVE PRIDE about her gay father, befriending Liberace and Christine Jorgensen, surviving sexual abuse, and being a child villain living on the cutting edge of transformational times – all revealed in her new book, “CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH: HOW I SURVIVED NELLIE OLESON AND LEARNED TO LOVE BEING HATED”

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September 25, 2011

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