[OutVoice] Queer Russia+Egypt+Globes+Turkey+Ghana+Conchita+more!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 13 14:52:27 CST 2015

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Program #1,398 - distributed 01/12/15
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Gays and lesbians in Ghana go on with their illegal lives;
A Turkish lesbian looks to the U.N;
"Transparent" and "The Normal Heart" score queer Golden Globe Awards;
Trans Eurovision Contest winner Conchita Wurst sings for the "Heroes";
A club assault kicks Russian gays in the apathy, Vietnam okays same-
gender weddings, an Irish priest comes out for equality, and more news!

- In "NewsWrap": At least four patrons are injured as several thugs invade a popular Russian gay nightclub, sending at least one club-goer to the hospital with critical injuries, as a Human Rights Watch report details the dramatic increase in homophobic violence since the 2013 passage of the country's "no promo homo" law [with comments by HRW's Russian researcher TANYA COOPER]… Vietnam repeals a ban on same-gender wedding ceremonies, although they still won't be legally recognized, as Asia's first out U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius takes his new post in Hanoi… an Italian court makes history by legally recognizing a child born to a bi-national lesbian couple… 26 men arrested during the police raid of a Cairo bathhouse go on trial [with comments by veteran global rights activist SCOTT LONG about escalating anti-gay repression in Egypt]… parishioners give Dublin Roman Catholic priest Martin Dolan a standing ovation for coming out… and more global LGBT news (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON and MICHAEL LEBEAU) + UPDATE: the 26 Egyptian men swept up in a gay bathhouse raid are unexpectedly acquitted.

- Queer "Golden Globe 2015" winners announced at ceremonies on January 11th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel included Best TV series – comedy "Transparent" (comments by Executive Producer/writer JILL SOLOWAY); Best Supporting Actor in a TV movie or miniseries MATT BOMER (for "The Normal Heart"); and JEFFREY TAMBOR (Best Actor in a TV series comedy or musical for "Transparent”).

- The UN Human Rights Commission is on record supporting the rights of LGBTI people, but what impact does that have on member countries like TURKEY, where their existence is not even recognized under the law? Turkish activist SEDEF CAKMAK speaks passionately about the situation in her country with STEPHANIE CASTRO on U.N. Radio: Women.

- There's one last "audio postcard" from our documentary-making duo, the SAPPHIC NOMADS -- it's KATIE COOK and MAGGIE YOUNG's second report from one of the most dangerous places their world tour took them to, this week featuring ANITA CONFIDENCE, Gender/Outreach Coordinator at GHANA's Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights.

- It's been months since AUSTRIAN trans-artist CONCHITA WURST won the Eurovision Song Contest, and the continent is somehow still intact. We wrap up this week's program with "HEROES", the new single from her forthcoming album.
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