3/18/2013 This Way Out

 

 

 

Program #1,302

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle 

"NewsWrap": Mexico's Supreme Court rules that offensive homophobic words such as "maricone" and "punal" ("faggot" in English) are not constitutionally protected speech, while Singapore's High Court hears a second challenge to the nation-state's antiquated sodomy statute, and a federal judge in Michigan delays ruling on a lesbian couple's second parent adoption case until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on California's Proposition 8; transgender people win legal protections in Greece, while Transgender Equality Uganda begins its rights fights in one of the world's most hostile-to-sexual-minorities countries, but 20 trans-women living together for mutual security in Istanbul are arrested in a bust-down-their-doors police raid of an allegedly unauthorized brothel; revered former Polish President Lech Walesa takes heat for a televised interview during which he makes homophobic statements including "a minority should not impose itself on the majority", while Uzbek President Islam Karmiov reportedly calls homosexuality "disgusting" and a violation of his nation's "moral purity", and a notoriously racist and homophobic deputy is elected by the Brazil House of Representatives to chair its Committee on Human Rights and Minorities (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by CHRISTOPHER GAAL and MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON) 

Efforts to "cure" homosexuality began in the mid-20th century and persist in many parts of the world to this day. MARY MILTON and DAVID RIGBY of Bristol's "ShoutOut" program share some BRITISH testimony from a then 14-year-old survivor named STUART 

Finding ways to help teachers, coaches, students and parents create bully-free schools was the goal of the 2nd Annual Cultivating Respect conference in ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA in mid-January. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Twin Cities sponsored the event, and partnered with the You Can Play Project and GForce Sports to present a panel on the locker-room experiences of LGBT people.  Our correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL (from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul) shared excerpts from the INVISIBLE ATHLETE FORUM featuring moderator PATRICK BURKE, who's worked for several teams in North America's National Hockey League, and former American pro football star ESERA TUAOLO, women's rowing champ BECCA LINDQUIST, and recently "out" captain of his Massachusetts high school hockey team NICK KLEIDON [http://youcanplayproject.org/]

A whole new kind of "LESBIAN CHIC" is walking the runway these days -- "new" according to some fashion magazine reporters, anyway.  MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON talks with prospective trendsetters HEATHER BEASON, JESSICA CAVINESS, and DENISE DAVIS (with music from "Fashion Party" performed by DANIELI LUPPI) 

 

 

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March 18, 2013

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