Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle
"NewsWrap": Uruguay appears to be a few months away from being the latest country to open civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples, but a judge in Paraguay refuses to register a gay couple's legal Argentine marriage, while the French Senate begins debate on a marriage equality measure that also includes adoption rights, and the city of Bisbee, Arizona prepares to fight the state over its civil unions ordinance; Gambian President Yahya Jammeh once again almost literally tells gays and lesbians to drop dead, while a government office in Nepal is apparently bent on destroying the country's pioneering 12-year-old LGBT Blue Diamond Society; activists in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, plan a ban-defying Pride event, while a Brazilian import charges fans of his adopted St. Petersburg football team with racism and homophobia; St. Petersburg "hometown boy" and President Vladimir Putin calls for a ban on the adoption of Russian orphans by foreign same-gender couples, but a critique from above proudly waves during his visit to Amsterdam to participate in the Netherlands-Russia 2013 Year of Friendship (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by WENZEL JONES and CAROLE MEYERS)
"RUSSIAN MATHEMATICIAN SOFIA KOVALEVSKAYAIS" is profiled in this "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS and read by TONYA UTKINA)
LESLIE JORDAN packs a load of talent and personality into his 4-foot-11-inch frame. He's a scene-stealing Emmy winner with prominent roles on TV shows like "Will and Grace," "Sordid Lives," "Ally McBeal" and "Star Trek: Voyager." Those credits, and his featured role in the Oscar-winning movie "The Help", have made Jordan a familiar face around the world. But the Chattanooga, Tennessee-born actor is also a natural storyteller. He toured some of his tales in a one-man show in the U.S. called "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet" that also had a successful run in London's West End in 2011. Jordan returned to the British capital last month with a new autobiographical slice of life called "FRUIT FLY", which he chatted up with ROSIE WILBY on her Resonance-FM "Out in South London" radio show
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