[OutVoice] Nikolai's Russia + Bradley's Leaks + more LGBT news

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 6 15:05:30 EDT 2013


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Program #1,323 - distributed 08/05/13
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Vladimir Putin plays Russian roulette with the Winter Olympics;
A U.S. Army judge measures Bradley Manning's guilt;
The new Pope says he won't "judge" gay priests, activists align with
gay bar owners to "Dump Stoli", U.S. citizens get equal visa rights for
their same-gender spouses, marriage equality bells ring in Minnesota
and Rhode Island, and more LGBT news

-
 In "NewsWrap": The Russian government ignores global protests and vows 
no exceptions in enforcement of the recently passed "no promo homo" law 
at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but then maybe relents; debate among 
LGBT activists and their allies continues around the world about how to 
best respond to Russia's escalating war on sexual minorities, but 
there's a push to "Dump Stoli" (arguably the most popular Russian vodka 
in the West) that’s growing around the world… Pope Francis makes 
headlines with seemingly positive comments about gay priests… a military
 court convicts U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, described as either 
gay or transgendered, of all but the most serious charge – aiding the 
enemy – for releasing reams of classified documents to Wikileaks in 
what's been called the largest breach of national security in American 
history… U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confirms (post-DOMA) that 
visa applications of the married foreign same-gender spouses of U.S. 
citizens will be treated the same as those from heterosexual spouses… 
joining 11 other U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Minnesota and
 Rhode Island officially begin marrying lesbian and gay couples… and 
more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced 
by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by PAMELA BROOKS and CHARLIE 
BAUER).


- Whistle-blowing Army Private BRADLEY MANNING, 
variously described as gay or transgendered, was found not guilty of 
"aiding the enemy" at his U.S. military trial this week, but was 
convicted of 20 lesser-but-still-serious charges, including violations 
of the Espionage Act. What's next for the soldier at the center of the 
controversy? DORIAN MERINA of "Free Speech Radio News" asked ELIZABETH 
GOITEIN, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the
 Brennan Center for Justice.
[www.fsrn.org]

- Are you 
boycotting RUSSIAN vodka? Are you canceling plans to attend the WINTER 
OLYMPICS in SOCHI? Or do you think those are bad ideas? Activists around
 the world are arguing about the correct strategy to take against the 
country's new so-called "homosexual propaganda" law and other horrifying
 developments in the crackdown on LGBT people there. "This Way Out's" 
STEVE PRIDE contacted leading Russian activist NIKOLAI ALEKSEEV via 
Skype to get his take on this dangerous and complex situation (with 
intro music from the Russian National Anthem, and a brief outro musical 
"stinger" from "Power In The Darkness" by THE TOM ROBINSON BAND).
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