9/10/2012 This Way Out





Program #1,275

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

"NewsWrap": Legislation to open civil marriage to New Zealand same-gender couples wins overwhelming approval in the first of three readings in Parliament, while the lower house in the Australian state of Tasmania passes a marriage equality bill and sends it to an uncertain future in parliament's upper house; French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault tells fellow Socialists that his government plans to introduce a marriage equality measure in Parliament in October, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects taxation equality for lesbian and gay couples; authorities in Kampala shut down a gay-affirming play before it could be staged as planned at the National Theatre of Uganda, while Egyptian police reportedly track down a man they say is responsible for operating a "gay sex network"; right-wing homophobes and "pro-life" factions have to read between the lines in speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida to find the virulently anti-gay anti-woman planks spelled out in the party's platform, but an enterprising local gay bathhouse offers free admission and discreet back door entry and exit to GOP delegates; and Southern Decadence begets Hurricane Isaac? (written by GREG GORDON with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by ABBY DEES and WENZEL JONES)


"THE PRINCE CHARMING TANGO" by ROMANOVSKY & PHILLIPS, the first track on their 1984 CD "I THOUGHT YOU'D BE TALLER". The harmonious and humorous duo then discuss their unique musical past and present with "This Way Out" correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL (from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul [www.romanovskyandphillips.com]


Thirty years ago this week, LGBT athletes from a dozen countries made their way to San Francisco for a historic international competition they could call their own. Founded by Dr. Tom Waddell, the GAY GAMES continue to promote equality, participation, and inclusion with a massive international sports and culture festival every four years. The spirit that first lit that torch in 1982 was captured by correspondents DEBI FIDLER & JOAN SPRAGUE  [www.gaygames.org]



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September 10, 2012

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