7/23/2012 This Way Out

 

Program 1268

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

 

"NewsWrap": The Episcopal Church becomes the largest mainstream Christian denomination in the U.S. to approve a liturgy for same-gender unions, but the Presbyterian Church (USA) narrowly rejects a proposal to expand its definition of marriage to include gay & lesbian couples; Maryland's Elections Board officially qualifies for the November ballot a measure to overturn the recently enacted law opening civil marriage to same-gender couples, while two major Latino civil rights organizations in the U.S. lead other Hispanic endorsers of marriage equality, but Arizona's anti-immigrant Governor Jan Brewer asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling requiring the state to continue to offer domestic partner benefits to its employees; a bi-national lesbian couple files a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); London survives showers, cut-backs and controversy to celebrate WorldPride 2012, police protect peaceful Pride-goers in Budapest, but 8 Russian activists are arrested in St. Petersburg for violating the city's new "no promo homo" law; and astronomer and gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny earns a place in the cosmos (written by GREG GORDON with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by WENZEL JONES & STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by MICHAEL LEBEAU & TANYA KANE-PARRY)

 

When the bell rang last September, LIVVY JAMES went back to school as herself at last. The 11-year-old British trans-girl and her parents had not planned on it being such a public event, but the media got involved -- and you know how we can be! It's all worked out for the best, however, as Livvy and her mother SAFFY told MARY MILTON and CHERYL MORGAN when they shared their story on the "ShoutOut" show (on Bristol Community FM 93.2) [www.shoutoutbristol.org.uk]

 

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