7/30/2012 This Way Out

 

Program 1269

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

 "NewsWrap": The European Commission reaffirms that respect for the human rights of sexual minorities is required for E.U. membership, although candidate Armenia appears to have a long way to go to meet that standard; St. Petersburg activists mark the 73rd arrest for violating the Russian city's "no promo homo" law by challenging it in the European Court of Human Rights, while a European Parliament resolution laments increasing violence against LGBT people in Africa, especially the so-called "corrective rape" of lesbians, but the Netherlands puts out the welcome mat for gay Iraqi asylum-seekers; an 83-year-old widow asks the U.S. Supreme Court to fast-track her DOMA-challenging lawsuit; the Boy Scouts of America reaffirms its ban on "open or avowed homosexuals" the day before Jennifer Tyrrell, fired from her post as a Cub Scout den mother for being lesbian, delivers petitions to the organization's national headquarters with more than 300,000 signatures demanding her reinstatement, while an effort to overturn a California law mandating the inclusion of gays & lesbians in public schools social studies curriculum fails for the second time; Dan Savage's Emmy nomination for "It Gets Better" joins primetime nods to several LGBT favorites; and OutSports.com counts at least 14 "out" Olympians in London (written by GREG GORDON with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by PAM MARSHALL & ROBERT LEBLANC)

 

"This Way Out" commentator JANET MASON remembers the first reported anti-gay hate murder victim in the U.S., 26-year-old artist ANTHONY MILANO, in her hometown of LEVITTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

 

"LARRY KRAMER ACTS UP AGAIN" in a "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced by JUDD PROCTER & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by DAN ROBERTS)

 

 Our LUCIA CHAPPELLE has some breaking HIV/AIDS news about a U.S. FDA drug approval and an international conference in progress; then correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL [from "Fresh Fruit" at KFAI-FM in Minneapolis-St. Paul] speaks with retired Anglican Church of Uganda BISHOP CHRISTOPHER SENYONJO, and fired, gay Church of Ireland REV. CANON ALBERT OGLE, both of the St. Paul Foundation for International Reconciliation, about the plight of gays and lesbians in Uganda, how religiously-fueled homophobia prevents men who have sex with men from seeking life-saving HIV/AIDS testing and care, and the acclaimed new documentary they've been traveling with - in which Bishop Senyonjo is featured - about assassinated Ugandan gay activist David Kato, called "Call Me Kuchu

[http://stpaulsfoundation.com/; http://callmekuchu.com/]

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July 30, 2012

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