[OutVoice] Gay literati+Queer Cartoonists+LGBT news

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Tue Aug 14 15:29:35 EDT 2012

"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
  Program #1,272 - distributed 08/13/12
  Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world -
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  Listen now via our free podcasts at www.thiswayout.org, or on iTunes.
  (hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
  The gay lives and literary times of "Eminent Outlaws";
  Queer cartoonists create "No Straight Lines";
  Registered German partners' real rights advance, a U.S. federal judge
  denies marriage equality to Hawai'ian same-gender couples,
  courageous Ugandan activists brave police harassment to celebrate
  Pride, Madonna defies St. Petersburg's "no promo homo" law, more news

- In "NewsWrap": Germany's highest court rules that a 2010 law giving same-gender couples in registered partnerships the same land transfer tax exemptions as married heterosexual couples should be applied retroactively, but a U.S. federal judge in Hawai'i rules that opening civil marriage to gay and lesbian couples is the province of state lawmakers or a popular vote, not the courts... a Malaysian-born gay minister who married his African-American boyfriend in New York last year fulfills a vow to hold a traditional Chinese wedding banquet in his native country, while a married gay male couple scores an Argentinean "first" by being listed as the two fathers on the birth certificate of their surrogate-delivered newborn baby boy... courageous Ugandan LGBT activists brave police harassment and widespread homophobia to celebrate Pride in Entebbe with a weekend of parties, a small film festival, and a beach parade... pop diva Madonna makes good on her promise to defy a St. Petersburg ban on "promotion of homosexuality to minors" during a concert in Russia's second-largest city... and more global LGBT news (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by JASON PROCTOR & SARAH SWEENEY).
- "This Way Out" Entertainment Correspondent STEVE PRIDE might've gotten lost among the well-over 100,000 humans and super heroes at the 2012 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL late last month -- but his target was clearly in sight. It was a panel discussion on queer cartooning featuring an all-star cast of artists who've used their intelligence, irreverence, and imagination to tackle the complex issues of identity and cultural change. JUSTIN HALL, the editor of "NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS" [Fantagraphics Books], moderated the discussion. His impressive collection prompted Steve to ask him about it  -- after no less a "Dyke To Watch Out For" than ALISON BECHDEL sang its praises... after first considering "Everyday Life in Vermont".
- It began with an academic question about Truman Capote and blossomed into an examination of the lives and times of about a dozen "EMINENT OUTLAWS: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CHANGED AMERICA" [Hachette Book Group US]. Author CHRISTOPHER BRAM discussed some of the other gay literary lights profiled in his book, including Christopher Isherwood, Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee, with RICHARD WOLINSKY on his "Bookwaves" program on KPFA-FM in Berkeley (with added intro/outro music from "I Could Write A Book" performed by HARRY CONNICK, JR.).
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