[OutVoice] Dutch "tell" about "Don't Ask" "nonsense" + "A Single Man" + young patriot Will + more!

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Mon Mar 22 18:06:58 EDT 2010

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Program #1,147 - distributed 3/22/10
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A telling argument for "Don't Ask" creates an international incident;
Another Isherwood story makes movie magic;
A patriotic youngster wins hearts at New York's GLAAD Media Awards;
Episcopalians overrule Anglican objections to a lesbian bishop, Taipei
advocates protest an anti-queer federal memo, Chilean activists report
on earthquake infrastructure damage, and more global LGBT news

- In "NewsWrap": The Episcopal Church approves the Rev. Mary Glasspool as its first openly lesbian bishop, while Britain's House of Lords approves religious ceremonies for same-gender civil partnerships... protests in Taipei over a federal memo urging high schools to ban "homosexual activities" result in a formal apology from Taiwan's Ministry of Education... Chile's leading LGBT rights group reports on the damage caused to community organization infrastructure by the February earthquake... New Jersey lesbian and gay couples go back to court to demand true marriage equality... civil disobedience and bizarre testimony headline a U.S. Senate committee hearing on repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell" [with excerpts from an exchange between COMMITTEE CHAIR CARL LEVIN and retired anti-queer MARINE GENERAL JOHN SHEEHAN about heterosexual "special accommodations"]... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER with BILL KELLEY, and reported this week by TAREN JAMES and MICHELE PLEASANT).

- Testifying before the U.S. SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE on March 18th in opposition to repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the U.S. military policy requiring lesbian and gay servicemembers to stay closeted, retired MARINE GENERAL JOHN SHEEHAN blamed the NETHERLANDS' inclusion of open gays and lesbians for weakening its peacekeeping forces stationed in Srebrenica in July 1995 during the Bosnian War who were overrun by Serbian troops. That led to the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in what Sheehan called " the worst massacre in Europe since World War 2." COMMITTEE CHAIR CARL LEVIN questioned Sheehan about that. And openly lesbian MSNBC news commentator RACHEL MADDOW reported on Sheehan's testimony, with a follow-up about Dutch reaction to it the following night [www.msnbc.com].

- Will George Falconer's grief drive him to suicide? A day in George's life as depicted by filmmaker TOM FORD in his adaptation of "A SINGLE MAN" will answer that question. It also has a lot to say about the life of Christopher Isherwood, who wrote the original story. The movie has recently been released on DVD, and continues playing in select theaters. Bringing clips from the film, our entertainment correspondent STEVE PRIDE delved into its many layers with Ford, and with Oscar-nominated lead actor COLIN FIRTH.

- The CNN report won the Outstanding TV Journalism Segment prize, but the young subject of "Why Will Won't Pledge Allegiance" won the hearts of GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, at its New York media awards banquet on March 13th. WILL PHILLIPS is refusing to say the pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag at his Arkansas school until lesbians and gays achieve full equality. He accepted GLAAD’s recognition on CNN's behalf.
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