[OutVoice] "Petunia"+Gay Games & Sochi Olympics+global LGBT news

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 1 14:09:43 EDT 2013

"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine"
Program #1,331 - distributed 09/30/13
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Dysfunctional family fun blooms in "Petunia";
A Gay Games planner explicates Olympic politics;
Affirmations and accusations compete at the UN General Assembly,
a Costa Rican judge closes an "accidental" marriage equality loophole
but a New Jersey judge slams civil unions inequality, international
protests boil over an Italian pasta king's homophobia, and more news

 In "NewsWrap": 11 countries and the European Union reaffirm their 
support for LGBT rights during the 68th session of the United Nations 
General Assembly in New York, but Gambian President Yahya Jammeh uses 
his address to the General Assembly to call gays & lesbians one of 
the three "biggest threats to human existence," while Bangladesh rejects
 a recommendation by the U.N. Human Rights Council to abolish its 
colonial-era sodomy law… a family court judge in Costa Rica refuses to 
allow a gay couple to register as married even though legislators 
"accidentally" removed gender references in the country's marriage laws 
in July, but a Superior Court judge in New Jersey orders civil marriage 
opened to same-gender couples in the U.S. state on October 21st… CEO 
Guido Barilla gets his global pasta company in hot water by telling an 
Italian radio audience that their advertising will never feature a gay 
couple because "we like the traditional family," and "if gays don't like
 it they can buy another brand"; Amnesty International joins a chorus of
 global human rights groups criticizing the International Olympic 
Committee for being "completely satisfied" with Russian assurances that 
its "no promo homo" law won't put LGBT athletes or visitors to Sochi in 
harms way… and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG 
GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by NATALIE 

- As the eyes of the international 
sporting world look nervously toward February's Winter Olympics in 
Sochi, LGBT athletes have their sites set on an event that's farther 
into the future -- in more ways than one. Tense repression under Russian
 law is expected to surround the traditional Games, but the 2014 GAY 
GAMES in August promise a much more progressive environment. SHAMEY 
CRAMER is the Officer of Ceremonies for the Federation of Gay Games. He 
chats with "This Way Out" correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL [from "Fresh 
Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota] about the Olympic 
politics of both competitions (with outro music from "Everyone Is Gay" 

- A gay celibate, a sex 
addict, a newlywed with a cheating wife, a pot-smoking therapist -- and 
they're all in one family! No wonder our entertainment correspondent 
STEVE PRIDE loves "PETUNIA" (with clips from the film featuring TOBIAS 
co-writer/director ASH CHRISTIAN).
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