3/25/2012 This Way Out

 

Program #1,251

Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

"NewsWrap": St. Petersburg's governor makes his the fourth Russian region to make it a criminal offense to "promote" the existence of LGBT people, while Canada's Foreign Minister warns his country's gays and lesbians who plan to travel to the popular tourist destination to avoid "displaying affection in public (or) conspicuous behavior"; Ugandan activists file an attention-getting lawsuit in U.S. district court charging notorious anti-gay American evangelist Scott Lively with violations of international law for fomenting hysteria during several visits to the African country by warning that homosexuals wanted to recruit its children, while a Middlesex County, New Jersey jury convicts former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation for secretly webcaming private gay sexual encounters of his dorm roommate Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after learning about it a few days later; Tennessee's so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill to ban any discussion of sexual orientation in public schools apparently dies in the state legislature, but an even more restrictive bill awaits the signature of Utah's governor; Denmark's Prime Minister predicts that her government's proposed marriage equality bill will take effect on June 15th, while the British government launches a 12-week consultation to open civil marriage to its same-gender couples, and multi-national ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's celebrates the hoped-for nuptials by changing the name of one of its U.K. flavors from "Oh! My! Apple Pie!" to "Apple-y Ever After" that portrays a wedding cake-topping tuxedoed gay couple on the carton (written by GREG GORDON with thanks to REX WOCKNER, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by VASH BODDIE & MICHAEL LEBEAU)

If you want to get some insight into the last 40 years of the LGBT rights movement, there may not be a better source than veteran activist CLEVE JONES. But he'd much rather look beyond the "Gay Agenda" to the politics of the future – and take on "Gay, Incorporated" for good measure – in this compelling conversation with "This Way Out's" STEVE PRIDE


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March 25, 2012

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