[OutVoice] Annise Parker perks up Houston politics + global LGBT news

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Openly lesbian mayor Annise Parker pilots Houston politics;
There are mixed signals from Uganda and Rwanda on repressive
legislation, 24 men are busted in Senegal for "homosexual activities"
while a gay couple in Malawi is arrested for declaring their love, but
two Argentine men are wed, marriage equality passes in Washington, D.C.
and Mexico City, Philippine gays fight for electoral rights, and more!

- In "NewsWrap": Mixed signals continue to come from the Ugandangovernment regarding its proposed "death penalty for gays" legislation,and from Rwanda about proposed penal code revisions that would impose10-year prison terms for homosexuality and criminalize counseling forgay people... 24 men are busted for "homosexual activities" during aChristmas Eve raid on a house party in Senegal, while a gay couple isarrested in Malawi for publicly celebrating their relationship, but twomen are civilly wed in Argentina in what is reportedly the firstsame-gender marriage in Latin America... marriage equality legislationpasses with strong mayoral support in both Washington, D.C. and MexicoCity, while lesbian and gay couples wed outside the New HampshireStatehouse soon after midnight on January 1st as the "Granite State"becomes the 5th in the U.S. with marriage equality... the PhilippinesElections Commission cites holy books in its refusal to register theLGBT group Ang Ladlad as a political party or allow them to fieldcongressional candidates... and more LGBT news from around the world(written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by MICHELE PLEASANT andTAREN JAMES).

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- Openly lesbian political veteran ANNISE PARKER became the mayor ofHOUSTON, TEXAS, the 4th largest city in the U.S., in a mid-Decemberrun-off election. "This Way Out" correspondent JACK VALINSKI (from"Queer Voices" on KPFT-FM) chronicles her public service career, andchats with Parker about the trailblazer's longtime LGBT activism andher goals as Houston's new mayor.
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