6/9/2013 This Way Out

 

 

Program #1,314
Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle
 

"NewsWrap": Nigeria legislators pass what could be the most draconian anti-LGBT laws in Africa – if not the world; the first gay couple legally weds in France, but violent opposition continues; there'll be no marriage equality vote in Australia on June 6th as expected, and the Illinois House ends its spring session without voting on a bill that had been expected to make it the 13th U.S. state with marriage equality [with brief comment by sponsoring lawmaker GREG HARRIS]; 400 would-be brides and grooms march for equality in conservative Croatia, Kyiv hosts prominent foreigners and brave local souls at the first-ever Pride parade in the Ukraine, dozens of arrests mark unsanctioned rallies for LGBT rights in Moscow, and a small demonstration in neighboring Georgia demands the prosecution of those responsible for leading the violent disruption of a small LGBT rights rally in Tblisi in mid-May by tens of thousands of ultra-conservative religious fundamentalists; Jallen Messersmith becomes the first still-playing mens college basketball player in America to come out, and formerly retired but newly-acquired L.A. Galaxy Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers becomes the first openly gay man to play in a professional U.S. team sport [with brief stadium introduction] (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by JASON PROCTOR and TANYA KANE-PARRY)

Fallout continues following the BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA's decision to end its ban on gay members, but not on LGBT leaders. The AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION's BRYAN FISCHER relished the opportunity for unrestrained, irrational ranting

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR RICARDO LARA offers rational arguments in asking fellow lawmakers for their support of his bill to deny tax-exempt status to the Boy Scouts and any other youth group that discriminates

Amateur gay rugby teams from all over Europe come together every two years for The Union Cup. The U.K.’s BRISTOL Bisons hosted the fifth tournament in mid-May. "ShoutOut" program host MARY MILTON, along with her BCFM compatriots CHERYL MORGAN, NATALIE NEWBURY and PAUL DAVIS, were on the pitch

 

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June 9, 2013