[OutVoice] The Sordid Lives of Del Shores + global LGBT news + more!

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Mon Jul 19 17:30:34 EDT 2010

 "THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,164 - distributed 7/19/10
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Exposing the "Sordid Lives" of Del Shores;
Celebrating black lesbian poet Audre Lord in a "Rainbow Minute";
Marriage equality dawns in Argentina, Finland could be next, courts and
questionnaires clash over "Don't Ask Don't Tell", DC's top judges quash
a local Prop 8 clone, Mexico City gifts Argentina's first queer
newlyweds, and more global LGBT news
- In "NewsWrap": Argentina becomes the first nation in Latin America to extend full civil marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples, while Finland's Justice Minister says legislation is being drafted to extend the same rights to lesbigay couples there... a U.S. federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" begins in a California courtroom, charges are dropped against two gay veterans for twice chaining themselves to a White House fence to protest the policy, and queer critics question the Pentagon's troop survey to ostensibly determine how best to implement repeal [with comments by veteran combat pilot LT. COL. VICTOR FEHRENBACH, whose discharge under the policy is pending]... Washington, D.C.'s top court rules against homophobes who wanted to place a Proposition 8-like initiative on the local ballot to overturn the city's marriage equality law... Mexico City's Tourism Minister offers a free honeymoon to the first couple to wed when Argentina's new same-gender marriage legislation takes effect in mid-August... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by MICHELE PLEASANT and SHERI LUNN). 
- Honoring the acclaimed life of "AUDRE LORD - POET, ACTIVIST AND EDUCATOR" in a "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS in the studios of WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by REV. ROBIN GORSLINE).
- DEL SHORES is an American film director, producer, television writer, playwright, and actor. He’s scripted TV shows ranging from ”Touched by an Angel” to “Queer as Folk", but he’s best known for his plays like “Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got The Will?)”, “Sordid Lives”, “Southern Baptist Sissies”, and “The Trials And Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife”. His latest stage piece is “Yellow”, now playing to "standing room only" crowds in Los Angeles. When "This Way Out’s" STEVE PRIDE interviewed Del Shores exactly two years ago, “Sordid Lives: The Series” was poised for its debut on the U.S. LGBT cable network LOGO. The show become a huge ratings hit, but was inexplicably yanked after one season – what happened? (with outro music performed by OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN) [www.delshores.net].
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