[OutVoice] "Don't Ask" dissected + Audre Lorde celebrated + global LGBT news

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"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine
Program #1,106 - distributed 6/8/09
(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
"Ask Not" tells all about the "Don't Ask" policy;
A survival guide to assimilation with help from the late Audre Lorde;
The Granite State governor chisels marriage equality in stone,
partnerships prevail over the Nevada governor's veto, the Prop 8
federal case backers include Hollywood heavyweights, Hong Kong and
Scotland act against domestic violence and hate, and more global news

- In "NewsWrap": New Hampshire becomes the 6th U.S. state to open civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples, while Nevada lawmakers override their governor's veto of a domestic partnership bill, but a civil unions bill dies in the Illinois state legislature... the Board of Directors of the new LGBT advocacy group behind the federal lawsuit challenging California's Proposition 8 is announced... Australia's social benefits agency Centrelink will begin treating de facto same-gender couples the same as heterosexual married couples beginning July 1st, while Hong Kong's government adds lesbigay couples to its Domestic Violence Ordinance, and the Scottish Parliament adds actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and disability to the country's hate crime laws... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by RICK WATTS and TANYA KANE-PARRY). 

- When she starts feeling engulfed by the mainstream, "This Way Out" commentator JANET MASON returns to an author who defied assimilation: the late African-American lesbian-feminist "warrior poet" AUDRE LORDE.

- "Sexual orientation will not be a bar to service unless manifested by homosexual conduct.? The military will discharge members who engage in homosexual conduct, which is defined as a homosexual act, a statement that the member is homosexual or bisexual, or a marriage or attempted marriage to someone of the same gender."? It's hard to believe that 16 years have passed since Bill Clinton capitulated to right-wing attacks on his proposal to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, or that little has changed since.? Screening in the U.S. on the PBS-TV Series "Independent Lens" on June 16th, the documentary "ASK NOT" from San Francisco filmmaker JOHNNY SYMONS provides a vivid behind-the-scenes portrait of the movement to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."? Our STEVE PRIDE has preview clips and chats with Symons about his film and the policy? [with outro music from "The Marine's Lament (or, the Pink Peril)" by FRED SMALL]. 
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