[OutVoice] Cleve remembers Harvey + lotsa global LGBT news!

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Tue May 22 14:10:03 EDT 2012


 

  
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Harvey Milk's mantle-bearer Cleve Jones mentors modern militants;
Malawi's new president calls for sodomy law repeal, the world rises up
against homo- and trans-phobia for a day, Indonesia aborts Gaga's "Born
This Way" concert, the Knesset blocks civil marriage for mixed and
matched Israelis, Colorado Republican committee chicanery kills a
civil unions bill, and more global LGBT news
  
  
- In "NewsWrap": Malawi's new President Joyce Banda calls for the repeal of "indecency and unnatural acts laws" in her first state of the nation address since taking office... a wide range of events and actions on May 17th mark the eighth annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, or IDAHO... fifty members of the European Parliament tell LGBT teens in several languages that "It Gets Better"... a notoriously-homophobic Lithuanian lawmaker calls for gay people to be expelled from his country, while a lawmaker in the U.S. state of Virginia says he led a move to reject an openly gay judicial nominee because "sodomy is not a civil right"... Islamic hard-liners force the cancellation of a sold-out June 3rd concert in Jakarta, Indonesia by "youth corrupting" bisexual pop star Lady Gaga... Israel's parliament rejects legislation to create civil marriage in a country that only recognizes the religious ceremonies of heterosexual Jewish couples approved by rabbinical authorities... political maneuvering by Republican lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado doom a civil unions bill in a special session called by the Democratic governor who had wanted to sign it... and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by CHRISTOPHER GAAL and MISS BARBIE-Q).
  
- Had it not been for some Twinkies, HARVEY MILK might have celebrated his 82nd birthday on May 22nd. The legendary gay and human rights activist and San Francisco Supervisor was assassinated in 1978 by a political rival whose conviction was mitigated by the defense that stress-induced junk food binges had impaired his judgment. Apart from the Oscar-winning 2008 biopic, Milk's legacy lives on in the people he inspired and mentored. One such progressive protégé has kept Harvey's philosophy alive as a legislative aide, a co-founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, creator of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and a marriage equality and labor organizer. CLEVE JONES is correspondent STEVE PRIDE's go to guy when it comes to Milk remembrances because of his own story, as well as his vivid recollections of those times and that life (with a few words from Harvey himself, and brief audio clips from the Oscar-winning "Milk" featuring SEAN PENN and EMILE HIRSCH).
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