10/30/2011 This Way Out

 

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

NewsWrap: Northern Cyprus' former Finance Minister and two others are arrested in a private home in north Nicosia for acts against nature; Zimbabwe Prison Services denies condoms to men behind bars because gay sex is illegal; bullied 15-year-old Canadian 10th-grader Jamie Hubley becomes the latest headline-making gay teen suicide; a U.S. federal judge okays a lawsuit seeking full separation pay denied to gays and lesbians honorably discharged under Don't Ask Don't Tell, another lawsuit will demand equal benefits for legally-married active duty lesbian and gay service members, and a U.S. Senator's intervention allows a National Guard enlistee just back from duty in Kuwait to bring her civil partner to a military reintegration program for returning soldiers and their families; lawyers hired by the GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in legal challenges to its constitutionality argue in federal court that gays and lesbians are far from politically powerless; a federal judge in California decides that proponents of Proposition 8 offered no proof in their attempt to stop the release of the names of people who signed petitions to quality the marriage equality-banning ballot measure, while conservative religious groups file an emergency order to stop the similar release in Washington of petitioners supporting a repeal of that state's domestic partner benefits law after 30 DVDs of petition signatures had already been released; and even the Manhattan Clerk's Office joins the economic boom that marriage equality has brought to the Empire State (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by MICHAEL LEBEAU and GARY SHAW)

Not since Anita Bryant got hit in the face with a pie has confronting right-wing conservatives been so much fun. A group of activists who call themselves THE GLITTERATI are demonstrating their disdain by dousing some prominent homophobes with glitter, sometimes shouting Feel the Rainbow! Their most recent targets included the Minnesota Faith and Freedom Coalition, and Karl Rove, the so-called brain behind George W. Bush – all near the home turf of KFAI-FM in Minneapolis-St. Paul and its Fresh Fruit show. DIXIE TREICHEL asked three veteran Glitterati - NICK ESPINOSA, JOANNA HIRVELA and RACHEL LANG - about their sparkling strategy. columbusgohome.com

When was the last time you saw a double feature? Our entertainment correspondent STEVE PRIDE goes old school to bring us everything but the popcorn with preview clips of WEEKEND and DIRTY GIRL, and comments by their respective filmmakers, director ANDREW HAIGH and writer/director ABE SYLVIA

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October 30, 2011

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