[OutVoice] The unique plight of LGBT Syrian refugees + more global news!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 8 17:06:20 EST 2015

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"THIS WAY OUT: the international LGBT radio magazine"Program #1,445 - distributed 12/07/15Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world -Check the "Affiliate Stations" list on our website, or listen now via our free podcasts at www.thiswayout.org- or on iTunes, Soundcloud, or Stitcher -(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)Syrian refugees are not all created equal;Ireland bans bias against queer schoolteachers, the Belfast High Courtweighs partnerships versus marriage, civil unions are created in Cyprusand renewed in Queensland, Austrian kids sue for their parents' marriagerights, Uganda cracks down on LGBT-supportive NGOs, trans-phobia andanti-choice killings make a creepy Cruz cocktail, and more global news!
- In "NewsWrap" - Lawmakers remove religious exemptions from the Republic of Ireland's Employment Equality Act, while the High Court in Belfast hears the marriage equality lawsuit of 2 Northern Ireland same-gender couples; Cyprus lawmakers finally vote for civil unions, while civil unions are restored in the Australian state of Queensland; Bermuda's Supreme Court rules that foreigners legally married to the island's gay or lesbian citizens are entitled to the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts; 5 children of same-gender couples sue Austria for their parents' marriage equality; Uganda cracks down on queer-supportive NGOs; transgender people get new rights in Vietnam and Bolivia; infamous Egyptian TV "journalist" Mona Iraqi gets a 6-month jail term for orchestrating sensationalistic coverage of a Cairo gay bathhouse raid last December; Rutherford County, North Carolina's Lake Lure charter school reverses its ban on all school clubs and will allow a student LGBT support group to meet on campus - with restrictions; and far-right Texas Senator TED CRUZ, currently in long-distant second place behind GOP presidential wannabe Donald Trump, claims that the killer of 3 at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility is a "transgendered leftist activist" [with multiple sound clips] (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and WENZEL JONES). 
- Facing relentless persecution and grizzly executions, LGBT SYRIANS were trying to escape the self-proclaimed ISLAMIC STATE even before the overwhelming masses of refugees pouring into Europe began making headlines. Correspondent ABBY DEES speaks with OutRight Action International Executive Director JESSICA STERN about the issues specific to LGBT refugees.[www.outrightinternational.org]========================= * ================================"This Way Out" is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit under the corporate name of OVERNIGHT PRODUCTIONS (INC.), and is supported by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, a bequest from the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and donations from our listener-supporters.Thank you!=> Please log on to thiswayout.org to add your support [a tax-deductible charitable donation in the U.S.].  We really can't go on without you!***************************************************************On the air since April 1988, "This Way Out" is the multi-award-winning internationally distributed weekly gay and lesbian radio news magazine. The program currently airs on more than 200 local community radio stations around the world, globally distributed at www.radio4all.net, to Pacifica Radio station affiliates in North America, and in Australia via the Community Radio Network.  Listeners can also hear "This Way Out" through our podcasts at thiswayout.org; on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Stitcher; across Europe, Africa/the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific regions on the World Radio Networks (wrn.org); and on audio CD by individual subscription. For lots of other information about "This Way Out" please visit www.thiswayout.org, email TWOradio at aol.com, or write to PO Box 1065, Los Angeles, CA 90078, USA.********** Thank you for $upporting "This Way Out"! **********

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