[OutVoice] Jen Foster does more than kiss+South African lesbians' rape terror+global LGBT news

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Mon Apr 6 05:58:21 EDT 2009


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"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine
Program #1,097 - distributed 4/6/09
(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
An out singer does more than just kiss a girl;
Rape terror traumatizes South African lesbians;
Marriage equality rings out in Sweden and Iowa, the European Parliament 
expands anti-bias protections, inflammatory anti-queer rhetoric 
escalates in Uganda, a "rebel" Aussie priest leads his flock into 
"exile," and more global LGBT news

- In "NewsWrap": Sweden's parliament passes marriage equality 
legislation, while Iowa's Supreme Court rules that denying marriage to 
gay and lesbian couples violates the U.S. state's constitutional equal 
protection guarantees... Vermont's House joins the state Senate in 
passing a marriage equality bill, though there may not be enough votes 
to override a promised veto by Governor Jim Douglas, West Virginia's 
House of Delegates rejects a proposal to constitutionally ban 
same-gender marriage, but North Dakota's House defeats a bill to add 
sexual orientation to the state's anti-discrimination protections... 
the European Parliament expands anti-bias protections beyond the 
workplace... vicious attacks on civil rights for sexual minorities 
escalate in Uganda... a "rebel" Australian Roman Catholic priest Peter 
Kennedy leads his congregatio
n to "St. Mary's in Exile"... and more 
LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported 
this week by CHRIS WILSON and MIKE WILBER).

- SOUTH AFRICA's 1996 constitution was the first in the world to 
specifically outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.  It's 
still the only country on the continent where same-gender couples enjoy 
equal marriage rights.  Unfortunately that has not changed the fact 
that homophobia remains strongly entrenched in South African culture.  
Hate crimes are on the rise, particularly against black sexual 
minorities.  The intolerance ranges from name-calling and other forms 
of psychological abuse to an increase in physical violence.  At least 
four lesbians and one gay man were reportedly murdered last year simply 
because of their sexual orientation.  There have been recent reports 
about gangs of men targeting lesbians with rape to supposedly "cure" 
them of their homosexuality.  "STEVE" is now a 21-year-old woman.  But 
when she was 15, "Steve" was raped because she was suspected of being a 
lesbian.  She tells her story to RADIO NETHERLANDS human rights 
reporter ERIC BEAUCHEMIN.

- With Katy Perry’s internationally chart-topping "I Kissed a Girl" 
throwing down the gauntlet, could a response by an "out" lesbian artist 
have been far behind?  "Queer Music Heritage" producer, and our own 
"Audiofile" co-host JD DOYLE, has the melodious answer (in conversation 
with JEN=2
0FOSTER about "I DIDN'T JUST KISS HER") [www.jenfoster.com].
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