[OutVoice] Gays in Zimbabwe, Cameroon & Namibia+U.S."House Balls"+global LGBT news

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Mon Mar 1 17:39:22 EST 2010

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Program #1,144 - distributed 3/1/10
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(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Side by side with persecuted gays in Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Namibia;
U.S. Black and Latino House kids have a gender-bending Ball;
Fiji's new crime code consents to consensual gay sex, Australia's
Senate soundly scuttles marriage equality, but the British Parliament
opens its doors to civil partnerships, while a South African all-girls
boarding school shutters its "lesbian dorm," and more global LGBT news

- In "NewsWrap": Fiji decriminalizes private consensual adult same-gender sex... Australia's Senate rejects a marriage equality bill, but Britain's Westminster Council okays the use of the Houses of Parliament for gay & lesbian civil partnership ceremonies... Mexico's Supreme Court nixes challenges by 3 states to Mexico City's marriage & adoptions equality law... Auckland, New Zealand celebrates its annual Big Gay Out... an all-girls boarding school in South Africa shuts down its dormitory and expels 27 students for being lesbians... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and JOHN TORRES).

- Was the 1991 documentary "Paris Is Burning" an accurate depiction of HOUSE BALL culture, or a misleading stereotype of the community? The contemporary urban Black and Latino queer youth scene in the U.S. was born at the intersection of Reagan era doldrums and the advent of hip-hop.  However, its roots go back much farther than that, as Twin Cities Black Pride Chair, actor, and Health Education Outreach Worker EARNEST SIMPKINS tells our correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL [from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota].

- Uganda's proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been at the top of the news for weeks, but LGBT advocates are engaged in significant battles all over Africa. In the second part of our special series from RADIO NETHERLANDS, SCOTT LONG of Human Rights Watch and African gay activist IAN SWARTZ discuss some of them with JONATHAN GROUBERT (with transmittal thanks to ERIC BEAUCHEMIN) – with comments by an Anglican priest, gay men in ZIMBABWE and CAMEROON, and Ian's own experiences in NAMIBIA.
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