[OutVoice] "Corrective Rape" Rises + "The Side Door"

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Tue Apr 26 13:52:22 EDT 2011

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"Corrective rape" escalates in South Africa,
where it makes strange bedfellows with marriage equality;
High school outcasts seize "The Side Door" exit;
Hungary harbors homophobia in its questionable new constitution,
India's top court defers challenges to sex law reform, Malaysian
"butch camp" draws jeers, and more global LGBT news

- In "NewsWrap": Hungary's new constitution bans marriage equality and omits sexual orientation and gender identity anti-bias protections... the Supreme Court of India defers until an unspecified date hearing petitions challenging the Delhi High Court's ruling decriminalizing same-gender sex... 66 teenage boys in Malaysia identified by their teachers as effeminate are sent to a "butch it up" camp... a new report in the U.S. confirms that lesbigay kids who live in queer-accepting areas are less likely to attempt suicide than those who live in more conservative less-affirming locales... the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives authorizes spending up to $500,000 on a high-profile attorney to defend DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, in federal court... and other LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by MICHAEL LEBEAU and RICK WATTS).

- SOUTH AFRICA's groundbreaking 1996 constitution was the first in the world to specifically outlaw discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. But those protections have not been able to stem the rising tide of sexual violence aimed at forcing lesbians to become heterosexual. Since 1998 more than 30 lesbians have been murdered in so-called "corrective rape" cases -- and of those only one has ended in a conviction. Radio Netherlands human rights reporter ERIC BEAUCHEMIN spoke with a young woman who goes by the name of "Steve," a "corrective rape" survivor.

- A "RAINBOW  MINUTE" celebrating South Africa's first legal same-gender wedding (produced by JUDD PROCTER and BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia, and read by ALLEN BROWNE).

- "This Way Out" commentator JANET MASON recalls her own high school days in this review of "THE SIDE DOOR" by Jan Donely (published by Spinsters, Inc.), a young adult mystery novel that addresses bullying and teen suicide and features a "dynamic duo" of queer protagonists.
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