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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beeching's Lively Debate & "The Dog"

Week of August 18, 2014
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Newly-out Christian musician and scholar Vicky Beeching rocks the Bible going toe-to-toe with infamous evangelical homophobe Scott Lively on British television.

John The Dog Wojtowicz gets his day in Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's new documentary about the real story of the gay man at the center of the 1975 cinema classic Dog Day Afternoon (Steve Pride, interviewer).

And in NewsWrap: dozens busted in Lebanon's anti-gay crackdown, complex Ugandan politics slow the race to renew Anti-Homosexuality Law, Kenyan lawmakers decide against death by stoning for LGBTs, U.S. marriage equality clock turned back in Tennessee, Gay Games great-great granny sets world record and more news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Sarah Sweeney (produced by Steve Pride).

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Monday, August 18, 2014

NewsWrap for the week ending August 16, 2014

SUMMARY

Beirut Bathhouse Busts - A new crackdown on gay men appears to have started in Lebanon …

Competing Concerns - Ugandan President Musevini seems to be trying to slow down a rush to reinstatement of his country's horrific Anti-Homosexuality Law …

Kenyans in Glass Houses - proposed bill in neighboring Kenya to stone gays to death reportedly dies in a parliamentary committee …

Always Has To Be One - Roane County circuit judge breaks a pattern established by more than 30 other U.S. state and federal courts and upholds Tennessee's ban on civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples …

Bias Ballot - voters in Chattanooga, Tennessee repeal a City Council-passed ordinance extending healthcare benefits to the same-gender partners of municipal workers …

Shaking a Red Stick at Progress - lawmakers in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana parish reject a proposal to ban bias based on sexual orientation or gender identity …

Sue If They Won't Sign - opponents of an anti-bias ordinance in Houston, Texas who fell short of the required number of signatures on a repeal petition sue out Mayor Annise Parker and the city to allow voters to decide the issue …

Another Inane Nazi Comparison - far-right Liberty Council founder Mat Staver says that U.S. lawmakers who fail to oppose marriage equality are the same as those who stayed silent during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany …

Gay Games & Great-Great Granny - U.S. President Barack Obama's video message welcomes athletes from more than 45 countries around the world to the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio area for the quadrennial Gay Games, and 99-year-old New York great-great grandmother Ida Keeling sets a certified world record at the Games in the 100-meter dash ….

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Queered Theology & Crazy-Making Lesbians

Week of August 11, 2014
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A homophobic trio (Rick Scarborough, Linda Harvey, and Rick Wiles) trumpets queer-caused crises --- but we slam them with trans-poet J. Mase III’s queer theology.

Author Amber Ault gives Sande Janagold a classic Sapphic warning: Leave the U-Haul behind! They discuss her book, The Wise Lesbian Guide to Getting Free from Crazy-Making Relationships and Getting on With Your Life.

And in NewsWrap: Ugandan lawmakers look to resurrect Anti-Homosexuality Law," rainbow cycles spin Pride around Hanoi, U.S. appeals court hears marriage equality 4-some, "homo promo" game not in the cards for Russian kids, and more news reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Gary Shaw (produced by Steve Pride).

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NewsWrap for the week ending August 9, 2014

SUMMARY

Zombie Resurrection - Ugandan lawmakers race to reinstate the Anti-Homosexuality Law after it was overturned on a technicality by the Constitutional Court, the Attorney General appeals the ruling to the country's Supreme Court, and the government hires a high-priced D.C. public relations firm to improve its image …

And Yet Still Proud - about a hundred courageous Ugandan LGBT activists celebrate Pride on a beach in Entebbe …

Rainbow Spokespeople - a record-breaking Vietnamese crowd bicycles and motor scooters with Pride as part of Hanoi's third annual celebration …

Solemn Sails - two boats honor the AIDS activists and researchers lost in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17 about 15 minutes prior to the kick-off of the otherwise festive-as-usual Pride flotilla along the canals of Amsterdam …

Port in a Storm - several African delegates to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne reportedly seek asylum in Australia …

Menage a Quatre - a third U.S. federal appeals court hears six marriage equality cases from four states …

Hurricane Watch - four county clerks in Florida declare that state's ban on civil marriage for same-gender couples unconstitutional – but Attorney General Pam Bondi makes sure none can marry just yet …

Playing With Fire - the creators of a Russian "Truth Or Dare" card game are fined for the "promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors," while a toy pencil sharpener salutes President Vladimir Putin from the rear ….

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Uganda Upset & "The Animals"

Week of August 4, 2014
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Uganda's Constitutional Court kills the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Law on a technicality! LGBT activist Frank Mugisha and homophobia proponent Pastor Martin Ssempa share their views on the victory for human rights … and the reality that the fight isn't over.

Acclaimed portrait artist Don Bachardy, the longtime spouse of esteemed writer Christopher Isherwood, talks about the intimate character of a collection of their love letters, "The Animals." (interviewed by Charlie Bauer, PhD. Part 2 of 2)

Queer life and literature commentator Janet Mason goes inside Edmund White’s latest memoir, Inside A Pearl: My Years in Paris.

Televangelist Pat Robertson responds to the lost cause of a Colorado cakeshop with a suspect Sunday School seminar.

And in NewsWrap: Chinese gay man shocked into suing a "cure" clinic; peacefull Prides in Russia, India, and the Faroe Islands; another U.S. federal court finds marriage equality appealing; English teacher fired due to homophonic bias; more news reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Michelle-Marie Gilkeson (produced by Steve Pride).

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Monday, August 04, 2014

NewsWrap for the week ending August 2, 2014

SUMMARY

Technical Knock-Out - Uganda's Constitutional Court overturns the country's infamous Anti-Homosexuality Law, but only on a legal technicality …

Reparative Litigation - a now-happily gay man in China sues the psychology clinic that used electroshock "therapy" to "convert" him to heterosexuality …

Somethings to Celebrate - a violence-free Pride rally is held in St. Petersburg, Kochi hosts the Indian state of Kerala's annual Pride parade for the first time, and one in ten Faroe Islanders celebrate Pride in the capital city of Torshavn …

For Lovers - the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals becomes the latest federal appeals court to strike down a state's ban on civil marriage for same-gender couples – this time the Commonwealth of Virginia's …

Rather Than Seem - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, whose state also falls under the jurisdiction of the 4th Circuit, announces that he'll stop defending his state's marriage equality ban …

South of Stubborn - Attorney General Alan Wilson of South Carolina, over which the 4th Circuit also holds sway, says he'll continue to defend their heterosexuals only marriage law …

Just Couldn't Bare It - the owner of a Utah-based English as a Second Language school worries that a lesson on homophones (words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings) implies that his school promotes gay sex ….

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christopher and His "Kitty"


Week of July 21, 2014
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Portrait artist Don Bachardy talks about The Animals, a collection of love letters from his 33-year relationship with literary giant Christopher Isherwood (part 1 of 2, with Charlie Bauer, PhD).

Queer Life and Literature Commentator Janet Mason discovers a lesbian truth in the fiction of S. Renee Bess (The Rules) and the essays of Judith K. Witherow (Strong Enough to Bend).

Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) signals another homophobic U.S. presidential run in a Right Wing Watch-flagged conversation with conservative radio talk show host Dave Garrison.

And in NewsWrap: Russia plays spy games with LGBT activists, Turkey's top court slams "p" word, Kenyan trans group wins NGO status, U.S. federal court blasts Colorado's civil marriage ban, Stonestreet snubs Santorum, and more news reported this week by Chrisanne Eastwood and Michael Allan (produced by Steve Pride).

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