[OutVoice] Queer couples count+Lavender history+global LGBT news+more!

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Mon Dec 14 16:27:01 EST 2009

"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,133 - distributed 12/14/09
Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world... or
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(produced and hosted this week by Greg Gordon)
The U.S. Census Bureau says same-gender couples count;
A new book dishes about "Queers in History";
A "Rainbow Minute" salutes lesbigay U.S. military serving in silence;
Austria approves limited rights for same-gender couples, death and life
imprisonment are reportedly removed from Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality
Act, the Episcopal Church names its 1st openly lesbian bishop, & more!

Please note: There won't be a "NewsWrap" segment on next week's program, or on the program the week thereafter. "Audiofile 2009 Year in Review" will fill the "This Way Out" to be distributed on 12/21/09, and "Pride On Screen 2009" will fill the "This Way Out" to be distributed on 12/28/09. Happy Holidays, everyone!

- In "NewsWrap": Austria's parliament approves a civil unions bill giving limited marriage-like rights to same-gender couples, while a marriage equality bill stalls in the U.S. state of New Jersey... the death penalty and life imprisonment for consensual adult same-gender sex have reportedly been removed from the proposed still horrifically harsh "Anti-Homosexuality Act" in Uganda... the Vatican issues a surprisingly strong condemnation of violence and discrimination against "homosexual persons" during a U.N. General Assembly meeting on anti-LGBT bias, while the Los Angeles diocese of the Episcopal Church selects the Rev. Mary Glasspool to become the denomination's second openly queer bishop... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by LEIGH MOORE and MICHELE PLEASANT).

- A comprehensive chronicle of LGBT people around the world – from ancient times to the present day – has just come out. "This Way Out" commentator JANET MASON reveals some of the juicy details found in the pages of "QUEERS IN HISTORY: THE COMPREHENSIVE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORICAL GAYS, LESBIANS, BISEXUALS, AND TRANSGENDERS" (from BenBella Books).

- American lesbigay military personnel serving overseas during the holidays are remembered for the "CLANDESTINE COMMUNICATIONS" required of them in this "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced by JUDD PROCTOR and BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by MARY CLAIRE WHITAKER).

- The U.S. government wants to hear from gay and lesbian couples in 2010... but don't worry, we're assured that it's not a "Big Brother" conspiracy. Our correspondents DIXIE TREICHEL and JOHN TOWNSEND [from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul] count on U.S. CENSUS BUREAU OUTREACH SPECIALIST MATTHEW WEINSTEIN to provide the facts and debunk the fictions [http://ourfamiliescount.org].

- Promo for next week's "AUDIOFILE 2009 YEAR IN REVIEW" (produced and voiced by CHRISTOPHER DAVID TRENTHAM).
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