[OutVoice] Prop 8 on trial + Indigo Girls on tour + global LGBT news + a lot more!

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Mon Jan 18 17:54:13 EST 2010

 "THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,138 - distributed 1/18/10
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(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Proposition 8 gets another day in court;
Queers contribute to Haitian earthquake relief;
Gays get their Party started in the Philippines, Beijing cops arrest a Mr. Gay China pageant, irony reigns in an online "logo war", more news;
An early 20th century musicologist is remembered in a "Rainbow Minute",
and the Indigo Girls re-declare their independence!

- In "NewsWrap": A review of the first week of testimony and related developments in the landmark federal lawsuit testing the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8... the Philippines Supreme Court overrules the national Elections Commission and orders the inclusion of candidates from the LGBT group Ang Ladlad on the May 2010 national elections ballot... the accused hate-crime murderer of a gay teen in Puerto Rico is deemed mentally competent to stand trial, while one of the defendants in the trial of a gay couple in Malawi charged with gross indecency for holding a public engagement party is hospitalized after collapsing in court... Beijing police shut down a "Mr. Gay China" pageant hours before it was to begin... irony abounds in an online "logo war" between supporters and opponents of Proposition 8... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and CHRISTOPHER GAAL).

- In concert with communities around the world, LGBT groups are coming out in support of the earthquake survivors in HAITI. A coalition of organizations led by Canvass for a Cause is raising funds online for the American Red Cross via the Web site www.gaygroupsgiveback.org. Queer travel companies Atlantis Events, RSVP Vacations, and Olivia Cruises have each pledged $7500 to the Red Cross, and you can find out about Olivia's free cruise offers for other $7500 donors at www.Olivia.com. The predominantly LGBT Metropolitan Community Church is targeting disaster relief funds to Haitian members of its Dominican congregation, and to its HIV/AIDS partner organization in Haiti – log on to www.mccchurch.org. And the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is facilitating earthquake relief with other local Haitian LGBT groups – find out more at its Web site, www.iglhrc.org.
- The saga of marriage equality in CALIFORNIA did not begin with the May 2008 State Supreme Court ruling that made it legal... and it didn’t end with the November 2008 passage of PROPOSITION 8 that made it illegal. In the latest chapter, the constitutionality of the same-gender marriage ban is being challenged in a federal court. MARK MERICLE and CHRISTOPHER MARTINEZ reported on the first day's proceedings for PACIFICA RADIO NEWS.
- Early 20th century musicologist "WANDA LANDOWSKA BRINGS BACK THE HARPSICHORD" in a "RAINBOW MINUTE" (read by JON KLEIN, and produced by JUDD PROCTOR and BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia).

- The always out-and-proud INDIGO GIRLS toured the U.K. late last year. One of their final stops was Shepherds Bush Empire in London, where ROSIE WILBY, host of the monthly "Out in South London" radio show (and with production assistance by CELLA WRIGHT) caught up with the lyrical lesbians backstage (with music from their latest album "POSEIDON AND THE BITTER BUG").
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