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Monday, November 25, 2013

"Dallas Buyers Club"

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Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto and director Jean-Marc Vallée preview their acclaimed new film about redneck and a transwoman on the Underground Railroad of AIDS drugs (with Entertainment Correspondent Steve Pride).

In news briefs, US House Speaker John Boehner confirms his outlandish anti-ENDA rationale and WUIS-FM’s Brian Mackey reports from Springfield on an Illinois Catholic bishop who wants to exorcise marriage equality.

Plus gay American veteran Denny Meyer volunteers for visibility duty (with correspondent Kelly Cogswell).

And in NewsWrap: Luxembourg scores a double play with the world's first out P.M. and Deputy P.M., narrow miss for marriage equality in New South Wales, Missouri's same-gender marrieds get state tax rights, LGBT activists are busted in Senegal and Uganda and bugged by Russian spies, and more news reported by Michael LeBeau and Natalie Peoples (produced by Steve Pride).

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NewsWrap for the week ending November 16, 2013

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Two For the Show - The out mayor of Luxembourg City Xavier Bettel is tapped to form a new federal government in the tiny European nation, and for the first time in the world he'll serve with an equally out Deputy Prime Minister, Etienne Schneider …

Almost Yes - a marriage equality proposal is narrowly rejected in the upper house of the Australian state of New South Wales …

The People Rule - proposed ballot initiatives in Arkansas would replace the U.S. state's constitutional definition of marriage as exclusively hetero with marriage equality …

The People's Welfare - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon executive-allows married gay and lesbian couples to file their state tax returns jointly – and voices support for state marriage equality …

Arrest Report - high-profile Senegalese lesbian activist Sene Dienge and four of her friends are arrested in Dakar and charged with breaking the West African nation's laws banning same-gender sex …

Law Without Order - leading Ugandan activist Sam Ganafa and three of his associates are behind bars after warrantless police searches of his home, but fellow activists still don't know what the men are being charged with …

All Ears - the Russian government has no shame in revealing that they bugged private meetings of local and global LGBT & human rights activists in a St. Petersburg hotel room to use audio excerpts in a nationally broadcast TV "expose" about "homosexualists who attempt to infiltrate our country" …

Death Toll - Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring Project reports that at least 238 gender-variant men and women around the world have been murdered so far this year, with a spike in the killings of transgendered minors …

Pearl of Great Price - the lawmaker who spearheaded California sodomy law repeal in 1975 officiates at the marriage in San Francisco City Hall of Jonathan Moscone, the out son of former mayor George, where 35 years ago this month that mayor and out Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated ….

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Friday, November 15, 2013

ENDA-fatigable & "The New Black"

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The Employment Nondiscrimination Act's U.S. Senate success hits a House roadblock, but Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jeff Merkley will never call it quits on the federal job rights bill.

Documentary director Yoruba Richen (interviewed by Steve Pride) went into the midst of Maryland's marriage equality initiative campaign to examine civil rights frictions as  The New Black evolves.

And in NewsWrap: Euro-Courts support African asylum-seekers and Greek partners, Ireland and Croatia plan marriage equality votes, A.C.T. counts down to  High Court marriage hearing, Illinois and Hawai'i march down the aisle with 14 other U.S. states, and more news reported by Pamela Brooks and Wenzel Jones (produced by Steve Pride).

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NewsWrap for the week ending November 9, 2013

SUMMARY

Escape Hatch - The European Court of Justice rules that claimants from three African nations have the right to seek asylum in The Netherlands due to persecution based on sexual orientation in their homelands …

Greece the Wheels - European Court of Human Rights orders Greece to open its currently hetero-only civil unions to same-gender couples …

Shedding Excess Hate - the Russian region of Arkhangelsk repeals its local "no promo homo" law, but only because a similar federal law was enacted in June …

Voting Rites - the cabinet of the Republic of Ireland agrees to hold a marriage equality referendum in 2015, and Croatia will ask its voters to approve a constitutional amendment to define marriage as "matrimony between a man and a woman" …

Countdown - Australia's High Court announces that it will hear the federal government's challenge to the marriage equality law enacted in the Australian Capital Territory on December 3rd, just five days before it's scheduled to take effect …

15 … 16 … - lawmakers in Illinois and Hawai'i each approve marriage equality bills that will be enthusiastically signed into law by their respective governors …

State Scorecard - anti-marriage equality New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie wins re-election, but pro-gay Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeats rabidly homophobic Republican Ken Cuccinelli to win the governor's race in Virginia

Cityscape - openly gay Democratic state Senator Ed Murray is elected mayor in Seattle, Washington, out lesbian Democratic Mayor Annise Parker wins her third term in Houston, Texas, and openly gay Republican Don Guardian defeats the Democratic incumbent to become the mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, while the Victory Fund counts additional mayoral victories for out candidates in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Salisbury, Maryland, and Holyoke, Massachusetts …

Hometown Goodness - Royal Oak, Michigan voters uphold an LGBT rights ordinance passed by the City Commission earlier this year …

Dubious Distinction - the U.K.'s leading LGBT advocacy group Stonewall anoints U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson its "Bigot of the Year" ….

Complete NewsWrap text and this week's podcast to be posted November 12, 2013.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

On With ENDA & "Kill Your Darlings”

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid advances the Employment Nondiscrimination Act -- but what will happen in the House? Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel orders non-compliant states to issue IDs to National Guard members for same-gender spousal benefits.

Michael C. Hall and Daniel Radcliffe star in John Krokidas and Austin Bunn's Beat poet murder mystery movie involving Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and the enigmatic Lucien Carr (a preview by Steve Pride).

Plus -- a Rainbow Minute crowns the not-so-closeted King James I and His Favorite (produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns, read by Phil Pollard).

And in NewsWrap: Taiwan takes a look at marriage equality, Vatican vets social questions in  global survey, I.O.C. snubs Russian LGBT activists, ex-Defense Secretary may open the Gates to the Boy Scouts, and more news reported by Christopher Gaal and Michelle-Marie Gilkeson (produced by Wenzel Jones and Steve Pride).

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Monday, November 04, 2013

NewsWrap for the week ending November 2, 2013

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Taipei Tipping Point - A marriage equality bill is introduced in Taiwan's legislature the day after more than 50,000 parade with Pride in Taipei …

Rings and Rainbows - hundreds demonstrate for marriage rights in Hanoi …

Experts Notwithstanding - a marriage equality proposal fails for the second time in the Australian state of Tasmania …

Who Do They Say That I Am? - the Vatican distributes an unprecedented worldwide survey asking for input from local Roman Catholic parishes about such contentious social issues as abortion, divorce, and marriage equality …

Cold Shoulder - Thomas Bach, the new head of the International Olympic Committee, refuses to meet with LGBT advocates during his visit to the Russian site of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi …

A League of Their Own - a group of Russian activists is planning a major sporting event in Moscow right after the Sochi Olympics that will be open to people of all sexual orientations …

He Blinded Me With Junk Science - discredited homophobic American psychologist Paul Cameron gives "expert" testimony before the Russian parliament claiming that one in three gay men has sex with children or wants to …

Open the Flood Gates - former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who oversaw the dismantling of Don't Ask Don't Tell, is tapped to lead the soon-to-be partially-gay-welcoming Boy Scouts of America ….

Complete NewsWrap text and this week's podcast to be posted November 5, 2013.

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Girl Scouts from Hell & GOP Optimism?

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“Good Christian” internet broadcasters Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner urge a cookie boycott against the "ungodly" organization that teaches young women to be independent (horrors!).

American Unity Fund senior adviser Jeff Cook-McCormac tries to counter Rachel Maddow's (MSNBC) cynicism about whether Republicans will follow as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie capitulates to the inevitability of marriage equality.

And in NewsWrap: Russia's child removal plan pulled for "revisions," Podgorica police protect Pride from protestors, A.C.T. marriage measure and his lesbian sister's engagement pressure Australian P.M. Abbott, resistant French mayors ordered to marry same-gender couples, and more news reported by Sarah Sweeney and Greg Gordon (produced by Steve Pride).

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