[OutVoice] new out music+visibility & violence in Africa+global LGBT news

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Mon Feb 22 16:54:40 CST 2010

 "THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,143 - distributed 2/22/10
Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world... or
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(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Soulful pop, Vegas godmoms and music in balance from the "Audiofile";
Dueling demonstrations debate Uganda's "kill the gays" bill;
Five gay Kenyan "wedding planners" go free but mob violence reigns,
five states challenge Mexico City marriage equality at the Supreme
Court, an undercover Chinese contestant steals the "Mr. Gay World"
spotlight in Oslo, and more global LGBT news

- In "NewsWrap": The five Kenyan men arrested last week for allegedly planning a "gay wedding" in Mtwapa are released without charge but urged to lay low as religiously-inspired mob violence against men and institutions perceived to be gay or gay-supportive escalates, while the prosecution in Malawi rests its case against two gay men charged with "gross indecency" for holding an engagement party last December in Blantyre... five Mexican states join the federal government's challenge in the country's Supreme Court of Mexico City's recently-passed marriage equality law... a South African man wins the 2nd annual "Mr. Gay World" pageant, held this year in Oslo, Norway, but the spotlight is on the eventual 4th place finisher, a gay man from China who was there despite his government's attempt to prevent an official entry... organizers in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, announce plans for a first-ever Pride parade, despite the repeated bans of and violence against similar events in Moscow... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by CHRISTOPHER DAVID TRENTHAM and JENN MAHONEY).

- The recent spotlight has been on UGANDA, but increased queer visibility has also led to increased violence against sexual minorities in several other AFRICAN countries in recent years. Radio Netherlands' JONATHAN GROUBERT (with transmittal thanks to ERIC BEAUCHEMIN) explores the situation with SCOTT LONG of Human Rights Watch and Namibia native and now-South African gay activist IAN SWARTZ (also includes comments by prominent evangelical Ugandan pastor MARTIN SSEMPA and openly gay Ugandan Unitarian Universalist minister KIYIMBA BROWN).

- Musical guests from Chicago (excerpts from "Believe" and "These Same Things" from DAVID DUB's self-titled debut album), Sydney ("Prince Charming" and "Close" from BRETT EVERY's "FAIRY GODMOTHER'S GONE TO VEGAS"), and Atlanta ("When the Hot Cools Down" and the title track from MIKE RICKARD's "SWEAT") visit this month's "AUDIOFILE" (with comments by the artists, hosted by JD DOYLE & CHRIS WILSON, and written and produced with CHRISTOPHER DAVID TRENTHAM)[www.audiofile.org].
= artist-supplied contact information =
DAVID DUB                BRETT EVERY             MIKE RICKARD
daviddub at aol.com         brettevery at gmail.com    mike at mikerickard.com
www.daviddubmusic.com    www.brettevery.com      www.mikerickard.com
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