[OutVoice] Bradley Manning's mea culpa+more global LGBT news

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 20 13:54:07 EDT 2013


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Will Bradley Manning’s explanatory mea culpa mitigate his prison time?
A "Rainbow (more than a) Minute" celebrates MN and R.I. equality;
A U.S. evangelical is charged with Ugandan crimes against humanity,
Prop 8 is propelled to the 9th circle of hell, German Evangelicals
marry unionized same-gender couples, a Russian TV anchor is fired for
coming out on the air, a WWE Superstar pins the closet, and more news

-
 In "NewsWrap": In a precedent-setting lawsuit, professional 
Massachusetts-based homophobe Scott Lively is ordered to stand trial in 
U.S. federal court for "fomenting" crimes against humanity in Uganda… 
the California Supreme Court drives the final nail into the coffin of 
the state's marriage equality-banning Proposition 8… Germany's 
Protestant Church sanctions its first marriage ceremony for a 
same-gender couple… the International Olympic Committee vows to punish 
any athlete at the Sochi Winter Games in February who violates Russia's 
law banning "gay propaganda", while prominent Russian TV newscaster 
Anton Krasovsky comes out on the air and is promptly fired… out Puerto 
Rican pro featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz announces his engagement… 
World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) Superstar DARREN YOUNG casually comes
 out to "TMZ" [with excerpts]… and more LGBT news from around the world 
(written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week
 by JENN MAHONEY & JASON PROCTOR).

- Marriage equality sings 
out in the U.S. states of MINNESOTA and RHODE ISLAND in this "RAINBOW 
(more than a) MINUTE" (read by TALIA MOSER and produced at WRIR-FM in 
Richmond, VA by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS, and with brief intro 
music by JOHN LENNON and THE DIXIE CUPS).

- The sentencing phase 
in the case of U.S. Army Private BRADLEY MANNING reached its climax this
 week when the 25-year-old whistleblower took the stand. Manning's 
unsworn statement was prefaced by testimony from family members and 
expert witnesses. The first of two reports comes from ALICE OLLSTEIN of 
"Free Speech Radio News" (with comments by Firedoglake reporter KEVIN 
GOSZTOLA); Manning himself spoke for only about three minutes, saying, 
"I'm sorry that my actions hurt people and I am sorry that I hurt the 
United States." He made reference to the fact that he was "dealing with a
 lot of issues" but said it was no excuse, and that he had not 
understood the "broader effects" of his actions. He asked the judge to 
let him have the opportunity to become a better person and eventually 
return to a productive place in society -- rather than spend all of the 
90 years in prison he faces. While some called Manning's apology a 
reversal, independent journalist ALEXA O'BRIEN had a different view. She
 was interviewed by "Democracy Now!'s" NERMEEN SHAIKH and AMY GOODMAN 
(with brief segment intro music by THE BEATLES).

- A final 
"You've been listening to 'TWO'" I.D. by CHRIS FREEMAN of PANSY DIVISION
 (intro'd by a snippet from their "That's So Gay").
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