5/20/2013 This Way Out



Program #1,311

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

"NewsWrap": Delaware becomes the 11th U.S. state –- along with the District of Columbia –- to open civil marriage to same-gender couples, and Minnesota and Illinois could be next; debate on the third and final reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in Britain's House of Commons has been scheduled for May 21st and 22nd, while Australia's Greens push for a new vote on marriage equality ahead of general elections there, but more than 35,000 people sign a petition opposing marriage equality in Estonia; Albania's parliament passes historic LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation, but the persecution of two gay men continues in Zambia, and Auckland, New Zealand demonstrators protest the offensive treatment of a McDonald's staff member who was told by his manager that he'd be disciplined if he "acted gay" during his shift; and winners in Sydney, Australia of the annual "Glorias" –- the Gay & Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous and Ignorant comment Awards –- include New South Wales roads minister Duncan Gay, "Herald Sun" columnist Andrew Bolt, rightwing U.K. politician John Sullivan, and American Southern Baptist Convention President Reverend Fred Luter (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and ROBERT LEBLANC)

What have lesbian pro athletes been doing since 1981 that gay male athletes have not? "This Way Out" correspondent MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON hit the streets to get the score (with brief intro/outro music from "Blazing Arrow" by BLACKALICIOUS) 

38 years between albums? Not many bands live to see the day. "Queer Music Heritage" historian JD DOYLE profiles this trailblazing comeback act then and now (includes excerpts from "Keep on the Sunnyside" and "High Flying Woman", each from 1975, and "Don't the Lovers Ever Win" from their new CD "NEVER EVER GONNA STOP") [www.thedeadlynightshade.net; www.queermusicheritage.com]


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May 20, 2013

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