[OutVoice] Dogfight in CO Springs + Sundance-acclaimed "Quinceanera"+ GLBT news

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Mon Aug 7 05:21:13 EDT 2006


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                          THIS WAY OUT
               the international gay & lesbian radio magazine
                    Program #958 - the week of 8/7/06
         (hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
       Sex and gentrification collide in Sundance fave "Quincenera";
        Colorado culture war combatants compete for "Best in Show";
 The U.N. rebukes the U.S. for its queer rights record, Human Rights Watch
   presses Jamaica police on a lesbian couple's murder, Santiago neo-Nazi
violence turns homophobic, New Mexico bashers are charged under the state's
new hate law, bat-wielding youths beat San Diego Pride-goers, and more news

* In "NewsWrap": The United Nations Human Rights Committee chastises the U.S. 
for failing to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination and abuse, while 
Human Rights Watch criticizes Jamaican authorities for failing to pursue the 
suspect thought to have brutally murdered a lesbian couple... several teens 
are arrested for a series of assaults on gay men in Tokyo, neo-Nazis attack a ga
y man and his friends in Santiago, police arrest 2 young men and are seeking a 
third suspect in the vicious beating of a young gay man in Edgewood, New 
Mexico, while 6 gay men are beaten with baseball bats as they leave the San Diego 
Pride festival, but in Northern California, the Gay Straight Alliance of Los 
Altos High School wins its Pride proclamation battle with the mayor and City 
Council... and more GLBT news from around the world  (written by GREG GORDON and 
reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and SHERI LUNN). 

* A new U.S. survey reveals, among other findings, an increase since 2003 to 
almost half of the respondents who now believe gays and lesbians can't be 
"converted" to heterosexuality.  Meanwhile, the queer-supportive Denver, 
Colorado-based GILL FOUNDATION launches a "born different" campaign online underscoring 
that point with a cute animated "mooing" puppy named Norman.  They've also 
produced TV spots and have "Norman" banners decorating light poles throughout 
downtown COLORADO SPRINGS, home to what's been called the greatest concentration 
of fundamentalist Christian activism in the country.  The Springs-based 
rightwing Christian empire FOCUS ON THE FAMILY has countered with an online barking 
dog campaign of its own ("because that's what dogs do").  KRCC-FM reporter 
ERIC WHITNEY hit the streets of Colorado Springs to gather a random sample of 
opinion about the dueling doggie campaigns  [SHERI LUNN and TANYA KANE-PARRY 
anchor this report, written by GREG GORDON, and with thanks to CHRISTOPHER DAVID 
TRENTHAM for production assistance][www.borndifferent.com; 
www.no-moo-lies.com].

* Winner of both the Audience Award and the Dramatic Grand Prize at this 
year's Sundance Film Festival, "QUINCEAÑERA" is a reinvention of "kitchen sink" 
drama, fueled by the racial, class, and sexual tensions of a Latino neighborhood 
in transition.  Magdalena (Emily Rios) is the daughter of a Mexican-American 
family who runs a storefront church in the ECHO PARK enclave of Los Angeles.  
With her fifteenth birthday approaching, all she can think about is her 
boyfriend, her Quinceañera dress, and the Hummer Limo she hopes will carry her on 
her special day.  But a few months before the celebration, Magdalena becomes 
pregnant.  Forced out of her home, she moves in with great-great uncle Tomas 
(Chalo Gonzalez), an old man who makes his living selling champurrado (a Mexican 
hot drink) in the street.  Already living with him is Carlos (Jesse Garcia), 
Magdalena's cousin, a tough cholo who was thrown out by his parents for being 
gay.  The back house rental where Tomas has lived happily for many years is on a 
property recently purchased by an affluent white gay couple — pioneers of 
gentrification in the neighborhood.  Worlds inevitably collide.  This Way Out's 
STEVE PRIDE chats with out gay filmmakers and life partners RICHARD GLATZER 
("Grief," "America's Next Top Model") and WASH WESTMORELAND ("Gay Republicans," 
"VH1 Totally Gay," "The Hole") about their first movie together since "The 
Fluffer," and with actor JESSE GARCIA ("Carlos")  (with clips from the film and 
music from the soundtrack including the title cut performed by THE MULTI MUSIC 
STARS) [www.quinceaneramovie.com; www.PrideOnScreen.com].
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