[OutVoice] Comic Dana Eagle soars+global LGBT news+a lot more!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 16 16:56:09 EST 2014

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"THIS WAY OUT: the international LGBT radio magazine"
Program #1,394 - distributed 12/15/14
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(hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)
Fun with the Eagle, the hummer and the "Last Comic Standing";
Three new books explore three disparate parts of the LGBT world;
Dozens of naked men are humiliated at a Cairo gay bathhouse crackdown,
thousands protest EU sanctions over Gambia's anti-LGBT laws, English
and Welsh "partners" finally get married, Seoul's mayor bows to human
rights pressure, the IOC bans bias against LGB but not the T, more news!

- In "NewsWrap": Up to 40 frightened and naked allegedly gay men are paraded out of a Cairo bathhouse with news cameras rolling as they're being arrested for "perversion" and "debauchery", while thousands march in Gambia's capitol of Banjul to protest the EU's withdrawal of financial aid because of the enactment of draconian new anti-gay laws… same-gender couples in English and Welsh civil partnerships begin converting them to civil marriages… after a 5-day sit-in by equality advocates at City Hall, Seoul's mayor apologizes for dumping an LGBT-inclusive municipal Human Rights Charter because Christian conservatives had objected; the International Olympic Committee adds sexual orientation to the named characteristics in the Charter's anti-bias Principle 6, but as activist (and Harvey Milk nephew) STUART MILK notes, transgenders are still without specific mention, while U.S. AIR FORCE SECRETARY DEBORAH LEE JAMES tells the "USA Today's" Susan Page that she has no objection to military service by qualified transgender people… Kyodo's 500-year-old Shunkoin Zen Buddhist Temple becomes Japan's first to host the wedding ceremonies of same-gender couples… and more LGBT news from around the world (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by MICHAEL LEBEAU and CHRISANNE EASTWOOD).

- The magic of books takes us to three different-yet-similar worlds, with "Queer Life and Literature" commentator JANET MASON as our intrepid tour guide: "Pride Climbing Higher, Stories by LGBT People from Nepal" - anthology edited by Chad Frisbie (Creative Nepal, 2014); "Mardis Gras" - photos from Australia (2014, Sonia Friedrich); and "The Last Conception" - a novel by Gabriel Constans (Melange Books, 2014).

- Whether you've laughed at her on "The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson", as a "Last Comic Standing" contestant, or as an opener for political humorist Bill Maher, if you've seen lesbian comedian DANA EAGLE you've laughed. She's done two hit one-woman shows -- "Stones From Glass Houses" at the HBO U.S. Comedy Art Festival, and "Mood Disorders: A Light-Hearted Romp Through Crippling Depression" at the Los Angeles Theater Festival -- and she's also hosted Showtime NEXT and E! Entertainment Network's "E! Life Lessons." Eagle has even entertained U.S. troops in Iraq – but she lives in LOS ANGELES, where fans CHRIS WILSON and WENZEL JONES got to sample her act and sit down with her for a chat.

- "TWO" Holiday Web Promo (voiced by CHRISANNE EASTWOOD & MICHAEL LEBEAU, with "Deck the Halls" performed by THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA), segues directly to "Happy Whatever You're Having" by THE THERAPY SISTERS.
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