10/16/2011 This Way Out

 

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

NewsWrap: British P.M. David Cameron tells a Conservative Party conference that I don't support gay marriage in spite of being a conservative, I support gay marriage because I am a conservative, while U.K. gay and lesbian parents will soon be able to identify themselves on passport forms for their children as parent one and parent two instead of mother and father; U.S. President Barack Obama keynotes the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, saying that every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law while stopping short of endorsing civil marriage equality, but takes Republican presidential wannabes to task for staying silent when the crowd at a recent GOP candidates debate booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq [with an excerpt from that rebuke]; the Republican-led House's modified contract with the D.C. law firm defending the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court triples to $1.5 million; Uganda's only out bar for sexual minorities is padlocked by the landlord because it attracted strange people; police officials in Belgrade, backed by the Serbian government, ban the city's second Pride march, fearing a repeat of the violence at last year's event, while police try to separate the activists from the violent counter-demonstrators among the 40 people detained in Moscow at one of Russia's first sanctioned LGBT rights rallies; and U.S. LGBT people across the country are a visible part of the growing street protests against corporate greed and government gridlock that began with New York's Occupy Wall Street (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by GARY SHAW and VASH BODDIE)

A gala launch and a September 13th reception in Parliament heralded the birth of a new U.K.-based LGBT organization with an international mission. KALEIDOSCOPE director DAVID CHALMERS and Nigerian expatriate activist BISI ALIMI were guests of ROSIE WILBY on her Resonance-FM Out in South London show to explain their vision of cross-border cooperation (outro music: a 4-minute live-in-concert performance of SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG by its composer, U.K.-based gay Nigerian expatriate LABI SIFFRE).

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October 16, 2011

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