[OutVoice] A "Babe" who broke the mold hits the boards+The Gay Games founder and a tennis legend

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Mon Jun 2 06:28:28 EDT 2008


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                              THIS WAY OUT
              the international gay & lesbian radio magazine
                   Program #1,053, distributed 06/02/08
   (hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
        The "Babe" who broke records and the mold hits the boards;
 The man who carried the torch to the Gay Games, and the female athlete
 who still wants to see herself on a cereal box in 2 "Rainbow Minutes";
What's probably the world's proudest parade packs Sao Paulo, cheers and
   jeers meet marchers in Riga and Bucharest, a young Aussie Olympian
 comes out, memorials honor gays in Berlin and San Francisco, more news

* In "NewsWrap": An estimated 5 million people party at what's believed to be 
the world's largest LGBT Pride celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, while a few 
hundred police-protected activists march for Pride in Riga, Latvia and 
Bucharest, Romania... young Australian Olympics diving contender Matthew Mitcham 
comes out... a monument memorializing the thousands of gays killed during the Nazi 
era is dedicated in Berlin, and a bust honoring pioneering gay politician 
Harvey Milk is officially unveiled in San Francisco... Governor David Paterson 
controversially orders all legal same-gender marriages performed elsewhere to be 
recognized in New York, while ten states join rightwing groups urging the 
California Supreme Court to stay its marriage equality ruling until after the 
November elections... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG 
GORDON, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and SHERI LUNN).

* "RAINBOW MINUTE" #1: "DR. TOM WADDELL, CREATOR OF THE GAY GAMES" (produced 
by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by 
MARY GAY HUTCHERSON).

* There have been books and there have been movies, but nothing has gotten 
inside the life of sports great BABE DIDRIKSON like "BABE: AN OLYMPIC MUSICAL."  
 Prolific playwright/lyricist CAROLYN GAGE and composer Andrea Jill Higgins 
are preparing for a concert reading of their work-in-progress at Minneapolis, 
Minnesota's Theatre Unbound later this year.   Gage and Theatre Unbound 
Managing Director ANNE BERTRAM chat with "This Way Out" correspondents DIXIE TREICHEL 
and JOHN TOWNSEND [KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul's "Fresh Fruit"] about the 
mold-breaking queer athlete and their upcoming production (begins with mu
lti-talented singer ELLIS in the title role, performing in a demo recording of a song 
from the show, "I Never Knew," with RANDI GRUNDAHL REXROTH, and concludes 
with Ellis performing another song from the show, "I'm The Whole Damn 
Team")[www.myspace.com/babeanolympicmusical].

* "RAINBOW MINUTE" #2: "WHO SAID THAT? (MARTINA NAVRATILOVA)" (produced by 
JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS and read by DUSTIN RICHARDSON). 
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