7/9/2012 This Way Out

 

    Program #1,266

    Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

 

   "NewsWrap": Riot police protect a violence-threatened Pride parade in Sofia, and marchers are egged in Thessaloniki, but 80,000 celebrate at Santiago's twelfth annual parade; city cops and county sheriffs in uniform waving rainbow flags highlight San Francisco's 42nd annual march, Chicagoans demand marriage equality with Pride, New York pop stars and politicos celebrate a year of marriage equality, and in another sign of changing times, a first-ever U.S. Defense Department-sponsored LGBT Pride event packs the Pentagon Auditorium; a bill to address DOMA-created inequalities in the military benefits available to married same-gender service members is introduced in Congress, but House Republicans ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the 1996 statute; the man charged with brutally murdering South African gay/trans activist Thapelo Makuthle tells the court that he acted alone, but shows no remorse; and at a conference marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of pioneering gay British mathematician, heralded World War II code-breaker and computer theorist Alan Turing, an Oxford professor questions the "common knowledge" that 1954's oppressive homophobia drove him to commit suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple (written by GREG GORDON with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by RICK WATTS and MISS BARBIE-Q)

 

Europe celebrates "CHRISTOPHER STREET DAY" in a "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by NANCY WALDO)

 

Last time, our Steve Pride introduced us to UGANDAN activist JOHN "LONGJONES" WAMBERE, who discussed the uphill battle for LGBT rights in his homeland.  The conversation continues with "This Way Out" Associate Producer LUCIA CHAPPELLE, who talked with "Longjones" during his visit to Metropolitan Community Church in Los Angeles about being caught up in an infamous tabloid "outing" spree, how gay men and lesbians live and struggle in his country today, and the vital HIV/AIDS work he does with the organization Spectrum Uganda (with intro/outro music from "Free At Last" performed by REV. BARBARA HAYNES) . .  11:02

 

Fierce Jamaican-Chinese lesbian poet-activist STACYANN CHIN performs "If Only Out of Vanity" from "Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam"

 

 

 

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