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Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 15 16:01:06 EST 2015

========================= * ================================ If you haven't already done so,please thank the volunteers of Overnight Productions (Inc.)/"This Way Out"during our annual year-end tax-deductible support-seeking:#GivingTWOday   http://bit.ly/TWO2015or at www.thiswayout.org========================= * ================================ "THIS WAY OUT: the international LGBT radio magazine"Program #1,446 - distributed 12/14/15Airs 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 Lucia Chappelle and produced with Greg Gordon)Disabilities are no handicap for "Queer Anthology" contributors;Writers wrestle with U.S. Southern "inhospitality";Remembering LGBT luminaries we lost this year in a "Rainbow Minute";An activist/attorney renews the challenge to Jamaica's "buggery" law,out candidates score electoral firsts in Venezuela and Australia, the UKand US each set out the welcome mat for LGBT Syrian refugees, more news!
- In "NewsWrap" - Jamaica's sodomy law is re-challenged in the nation's high court, while Bermuda's Supreme Court Chief Justice stays the ruling he issued last week in favor of bi-national queer couples for 3 months to allow the anti-equality government to consider its options… Venezuela elects its first out transgender member of the National Assembly, while an openly gay man is the first ever elected to the lower house of the Australian parliament… both the U.K. and U.S. governments specify LGBTs among the Syrian refugees each will welcome… a court in the Czech Republic issues a landmark ruling recognizing the adoption of twin boys by a Czech expatriate dad and his French husband, but Russian lawmakers vote to ignore any rulings of foreign courts — including the European Court of Human Rights — that the government doesn't like… a 4-year-old Swiss boy sues for his gay dads' parenting equality in the EuroCourt… and more LGBT news from around the world (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by MICHAEL LEBEAU and CAROLE MEYERS).[Reminder: No "NewsWrap" on the next 2 programs; our global LGBT newscast returns on the "TWO" to be distributed 1-4-16]
- Fleeing "Confederate closets" is the subject of a recent release from NewSouth Books, "CROOKED LETTER I: COMING OUT IN THE SOUTH", that Queer Life and Literature commentator JANET MASON says is right on time (with brief intro music from "Southern Home" by MEG CHRISTIAN).[www.amusejanetmason.com]
- Fiction and nonfiction, poetry and comics by 48 writers are featured in "QDA: A QUEER DISABILITY ANTHOLOGY", edited by Raymond Luczak and published by Squares and Rebels.  Gay mentally ill writer DAVID CUMMER and trans autistic poet LUCAS SHEELK are two of the contributors who hail from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, where they visited with correspondents DIXIE TREICHEL and JOHN TOWNSEND ("Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) (with intro music from "ADA Hottie" by TL FORSBERG). [http://squaresandrebels.com]
- "Remembering Those Who Died in 2015" requires an extended "RAINBOW MINUTE" (produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-Richmond, Virginia and read by MARY WALLACE).
- A preview of next week's special edition: our ABBY DEES engages in a program-filling,  insightful and entertaining conversation with lesbian legal eagle ROBERTA KAPLAN, the victorious attorney in the "Windsor v U.S." Supreme Court case that struck down key portions of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act (with Kaplan soundbites).========================= * ================================"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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