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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Out in the Night

Week of October 27, 2014

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Black lesbian friends out on the town find themselves Out in the Night -- their true story revealed in Blair Dorosh-Walther's acclaimed documentary film. Entertainment Correspondent Steve Pride talks with Renata Hill and Patreese Johnson, two of the New Jersey 4.

Right-wing U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson issues a neurotic "gay terrorism" alert.

And in NewsWrap: Liberian churchmen blame Ebola on homosexuality, a Nigerian court nixes a straight challenge to the country's draconian anti-gay laws, hooded vandals invade a Macedonian LGBT celebration, a trans veteran proves U.S. Army discrimination, a lonely Puerto Rican judge upholds the U.S. territory’s civil marriage ban, "Gandalf" fights school bullying, and more news reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Michael LeBeau (produced by Steve Pride).

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NewsWrap for the week ending October 25, 2014

SUMMARY

Contagious Hate Virus - Liberian Roman Catholic and Anglican leaders preach that Ebola is God's curse on the country for tolerating homosexuals …

Straight Down the Tubes - a Nigerian Federal High Court judge dismisses a challenge to the draconian anti-gay laws enacted in the country last year because the plaintiff is heterosexual and therefore not directly affected by them …

The Klan Rides Again - up to a dozen homophobic hooded hooligans create mayhem when they invade the 2nd anniversary party of an LGBT support center in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, sending at least one young woman to the hospital …

Passing Transmuster - disabled transgender veteran and civilian U.S. Army employee Tamara Lusardi wins a landmark federal discrimination case, and while transgender people are barred from U.S. military service, enlistees from 18 other countries gather in Washington, D.C. for a first-ever conferenced entitled "Perspective on Transgender Military Service from Around the Globe" …

Against the Tide - U.S. District Judge Perez Gimenez breaks with most of his peers and upholds the ban on civil marriage for same-gender couples in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico …

States of Marriage - officials in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina, over which federal appeals court rulings overturning state marriage bans have jurisdiction, postpone the inevitable by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples in their respective states unless a federal court specifically orders them to do so; other state marriage news from Alaska, Idaho, and Nevada …

The Family Way - the Utah Supreme Court opens adoption to legally-married same-gender couples …

Occupy Synchronicity - Hong Kong Pride organizers coincidentally adopt the umbrella as their official symbol this year and order 500 of them in rainbow colors weeks before the umbrella becomes the symbol of pro-democracy "Occupy Central" street protesters, who use them to defend against tear gas, pepper spray, and police batons …

Flame of Anor - out British actor/activist Sir Ian McKellan revives the wizardly "Gandalf" to encourage students at a school he’s visiting to properly prepare for their examinations or, he warns, "You shall not pass!"

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Identity, Activism and Allyship!

Week of October 20, 2014
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Sapphic Nomads Maggie Young and Katie Cook stop in Mumbai to delve into India's culture wars -- fundamental to women's and LGBT liberation -- with psychologist and activist Deepak Kashyap.

Reading A Positive View of LGBTQ (Ellen D.B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky) and Living Out Islam (Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle), Queer Life & Literature Commentator Janet Mason finds that identity is an ongoing process for everyone.

Brooklyn, New York-based Black/Trans/Queer/Rowdy-as-Hell Poet J Mase III has some worthwhile words for shaky supporters with #AllyFail.

And in NewsWrap: Roman Catholic bishops pull proposed pastoral LGBT welcome mat, Kyrgyzstan continues down repressive road, Palau decriminalizes gay sex, same-gender Scots plan New Year's Eve weddings, marriage equality continues marching across the U.S., Taiwanese scientists christen a diversity poster-snail, and more news reported this week by Natalie Peoples and Michael LeBeau (produced by Steve Pride).

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Monday, October 20, 2014

NewsWrap for the week ending October 18, 2014

SUMMARY

Gratus Interruptus - An extraordinary gathering of Roman Catholic Church bishops in Rome considers an LGBT semi-welcoming document, but the move is so controversial that even a compromise attempt ultimately fails …

Dancing With Draco - Kyrgyzstan lawmakers overwhelmingly approve a worse-than-Russia's "no promo homo" bill that punishes offenders with up to a year in prison …

Free To Be - the Pacific island nation of Palau decriminalizes gay sex …

Slate Cleaning - New South Wales looks to join the states of Victoria and South Australia to expunge criminal records of those arrested for consensual adult gay sex before the law's repeal …

Love's Lasting Flame - Paris memorializes the last gay couple in France who were burned at the stake for homosexuality …

Auld Lang Syne - Scotland will celebrate marriage equality on New Year's Eve …

Weddings March - Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming join the growing number of U.S. marriage equality states – and related developments …

Steadfast in the Streets - Taiwan LGBT activists pressure lawmakers to unjam a marriage equality bill …

Aegista Diversifamilia - the name Taiwanese scientists have given to a newly-discovered species of land snail endemic to the island honors the struggle for civil marriage rights ….

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mushrooming Marriage Equality


Week of October 13, 2014
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As the United States Supreme Court stays mum on pending appeals, doubling the number of marriage equality states, Rachel Maddow, Bryan Fischer, Stephen Colbert, John Boehner and Whoopi Goldberg have plenty to say!

Producers Marlee Walchuk and Tully Callender, also known as the lesbian musical duo Sugarbeach, get artists and fans activated for the RightOutTV Music & Video Awards (interviewed by Len Rogers).

And in <i><a href="http://bit.ly/1tyAP9r">NewsWrap</a></i>: the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit combine to open civil marriage to same-gender couples in almost a dozen new states, Estonia engages gender-free civil unions, Kyrgyzstan considers a Russian-style "no promo homo" law, a Kenyan trans-activist wins her landmark identity fight, opponents torch Cape Town's LGBT-welcoming Open Mosque, D.C.'s Catholic University sours on Milk, and more news reported this week by Michael Allan and Sarah Sweeney (produced by Steve Pride).

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

NewsWrap for the week ending October 11, 2014

SUMMARY

Equality Floodgates - The U.S. Supreme Court's October 6th decision opens civil marriage to same-gender couples in almost a dozen new states, and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals the following day adds five more to that burgeoning list …

Narrow Opening - a civil unions proposal for same-gender couples squeaks by Estonia's Parliament …

Copy Kyrgyz - a pending law banning "gay propaganda" in Kyrgyzstan is even worse than its Russian counterpart …

No Offense Intended - a Latvian Roman Catholic Archbishop says homosexuality is destroying humanity but claims that he’s not anti-gay …

Wrath of Bigots - Cape Town, South Africa's LGBT-welcoming Open Mosque is firebombed …

Mistaken Identities - transgender activist Audrey Mbugua wins a landmark legal battle in Kenya, but 11 girls in a Kenyan private school are suspended for "lesbianism" …

Trade Out - a Russian high school exchange student studying in the U.S. seeks American asylum because gay people are persecuted in his homeland …

Soured Screening - the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. cancels a previously-approved screening of the Oscar-winning biopic "Milk" because, among other concerns, rainbow flags on flyers promoting the event were too big ….

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Pride -- The Movie!

Week of October 6, 2014
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The unlikely true story of the 1980s Thatcher-era pairing of striking Welsh coalminers and London LGBT activists comes to the screen in the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm award-winning Pride, written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. Mary Milton of ShoutOut Bristol chats with union organizer David "Dai" Donovan, one of the real life characters portrayed in the movie destined to become a classic!

And in NewsWrap: marriage equality advances in the U.S. but stalls in Australia, Belgrade clears the way for a thousand Serbs to parade with Pride, trade pressure gives Museveni pause on Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the Philippines' Quezon City and Spain's Catalonia region block bias and hate, drag queens fight Facebook's names game, and more news reported this week by Michelle-Marie Gilkeson and Rick Watts (produced by Steve Pride).

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