[OutVoice] A queer cafe in uptight 1950s Australia + LGBT news + more!

This Way Out tworadio at aol.com
Mon Aug 23 19:36:57 EDT 2010

 "THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,169 - distributed 8/23/10
Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world... or
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Fond memories of a liberated lesbian's coffee shop in 1950s Australia;
Saluting the first woman to serve as a man in the U.S. Army;
A US appeals court leaves California couples waiting at the altar,
Mexico City marrieds gain adoption rights, UK Catholic Care loses its
bid to discriminate, German partners win inheritance tax breaks,
court action shields a DADT discharge-threatened top gun, and more news

- In "NewsWrap": The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stays enforcement until at least December of District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that found California's marriage equality-banning Proposition 8 a violation of the U.S. Constitution... Mexico's Supreme Court endorses adoption rights for same-gender couples as the final part of its ruling that found Mexico City's marriage equality legislation to be constitutional... the U.K. Charity Commission rules that the Church-funded Catholic Care adoptions agency must comply with laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation... Germany's Federal Constitutional Court orders legislation to equalize the inheritance rights of surviving spouses in same-gender registered partnerships... highly-decorated U.S. Air Force combat pilot Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach wins a temporary reprieve from what he believed was his imminent discharge under "Don't Ask Don't Tell"... 4,000 celebrate LGBT Pride in Tokyo for the first time in three years... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by SHERI LUNN and GREG GORDON).

- "DEBORAH SAMPSON - THE FIRST WOMAN TO JOIN THE [U.S.] ARMY AS A MAN" is saluted in a "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced by JUDD PROCTOR and BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by JEFF SCHULTES).

- LGBT people and their allies in cities across AUSTRALIA hit the streets for "Equal Love" rallies on August 14th. There's been an annual protest since the 2004 passage of federal legislation defining civil marriage as exclusively heterosexual. It's taken over half a century of LGBT pride and persistence to overcome many obstacles to equality. With the help of La Trobe University historian DR. RUTH FORD, 3CR-based MARIAN PRICKETT of Australia's Community Radio Network program "Women On The Line" brings us the story of VAL EASTWOOD, a trailblazing lesbian who created a haven for LGBT people and other outcasts of the time smack in the middle of uptight 1950s downtown MELBOURNE (with music by BILLIE HOLIDAY and THE GOSSIP) [www.womenontheline.org.au].
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