12/25/2011 This Way Out

 

Program #1,238

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

NewsWrap: The United Nations Human Rights Council releases a first-ever comprehensive report detailing human rights abuses against sexual minorities around the world, with recommendations to the UN's 193 member states on how to better protect them; government leaders in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda say they'll never support decriminalizing private, consensual adult same-gender sex, but Malawi's Justice Minister says such laws there need to be reviewed because they might not reflect public opinion; a petition opposing no promo homo laws in Russia bears almost a quarter million signatures from around the world; Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong and her longtime partner Sophie Allouache welcome baby Alexandra into the world, while Bill Johnson, a former Republican Alabama gubernatorial candidate who campaigned against marriage equality, donates his sperm to lesbians in New Zealand, and a gay sex shop receipt outs family values Southaven, Mississippi Republican Mayor Greg Davis; LGBT activists in the Philippines serenade the country's Catholic Bishops Conference with rights-promoting Christmas carols, while first- and second-graders in Traverse City, Michigan can once again don their gay apparel (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by SHERI LUNN and GARY SHAW)

An extended RAINBOW MINUTE compiles some NOTABLE COMING OUTS IN 2011 (produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by ROBERT FRIEDLINE) [3:14] + HARK THE HERALD FAERIES SHOUT performed by the GAY LIBERATION QUIRE OF SYDNEY

Openly-gay JACK SANDERSON wanted to find out first-hand what it’s like to be Father Christmas, and – with director Jeff Myers – he ended up starring in the hit documentary BECOMING SANTA. This Way Out's VASH BODDIE won't say whether he sat on Santa Jack's lap, but he did get the interview he wanted for Christmas

A Bonus RAINBOW MINUTE connects MRS. CLAUS & MISS BATES (produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by DANIELA WYATT)


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December 25, 2011

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