[OutVoice] Gore Vidal+"Queer & Pleasant Danger"+LGBT news

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Tue Aug 7 12:39:38 EDT 2012


 
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  Program #1,271 - distributed 08/06/12
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  (hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
  A final history lesson from Gore Vidal;
  Kate Bornstein's work in "transgress";
  Vietnam considers the reality of equality, Jerusalem Pride takes back
  the street, the U.S. low-prioritizes same-gender partner deportations,
  a Connecticut case hastens DOMA's demise, hate groups get more than
  chicken feed from poultry politics, and more global LGBT news


- In "NewsWrap": Vietnam's Justice Minister issues a surprising same-gender marriage proposal, while LGBT activists celebrate the Asian nation's first-ever Pride festival, and Jerusalem's 10th annual Pride marchers return to their route without the confrontations along the way, as in past years, with homophobic religious extremists... the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces new policies that will make deporting the foreign same-gender spouses of American citizens a "low priority", while a federal district court in Connecticut becomes the latest to declare the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional... the U.S. national rail system promotes its "kids ride for half-off" offer to same-gender couple-headed families (AmtrakRideWithPride.com), while P-FLAG disputes the common media wisdom that the controversy over the Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant chain and its anti-gay rightwing Christian president Dan Cathy is simply about religious freedom and free speech... and other LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by WENZEL JONES and STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by JENN MAHONEY and RICK WATTS).
    
- "A QUEER AND PLEASANT DANGER" is the title of transgender performance artist-author-activist KATE BORNSTEIN's recently released memoir. "This Way Out" correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL [from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM in Minneapolis-St. Paul] talks with Bornstein about her continuously transformative transitions.
[http://katebornstein.typepad.com/about.html]
    
- The remarkably long and prolific career of author-essayist-playwright GORE VIDAL has come to an end. Vidal, who died at the age of 86 on July 31st in Los Angeles, was infamous in more than one sector of American letters, from the then-shocking gay and trans characters of his early novels "The City and the Pillar" and "Myra Breckinridge" and his work for the stage and screen – sometimes uncredited – to the biting political polemics that made him a favored -- and feared – commentator. But he won special acclaim for his historical writings, which, as he told AMY GOODMAN on "Democracy Now!" in a 2008 interview, he began somewhat reluctantly. He also discussed his friendships with James Baldwin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and his decades-long "friendship" with significant other Howard Austen.
[www.democracynow.org]
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