[OutVoice] "Driftwood" stories+trans testimonies+QBDOO+LGBT news!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 3 15:33:38 EST 2015

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Program #1,405 - distributed 03/02/15
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The "Driftwood" project personalizes politics;
The Tretter Collection seeks trans testimonies;
8-year-old QBDOO reports from Brooklyn;
Kazakhstan's Senate passes a “no promo homo” bill, another U.S. Native
American tribe votes for marriage equality, Northern Ireland's Roman
Catholic Church pushes a "religious freedom" bill, and more LGBT news!

- In "NewsWrap": Kazakhstan’s Senate approves a “no promo homo” bill, but a Swiss legislative panel overwhelmingly votes to advance a marriage equality proposal, and the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has become at least the 11th Native American group in the U.S. to open civil marriage to same-gender couples… Northern Ireland’s politically-powerful Roman Catholic Church pushes for an LGBT bias-enabling "religious freedom" bill, while similar measures are percolating in more than a dozen U.S. states, and the U.K. becomes the first country in the world to allow in-vitro fertilization clinics to replace defective DNA in one woman’s egg with healthy DNA from another’s, which will virtually result in 3-parent babies - a dad and two moms… and more LGBT news from around the world (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported by MICHAEL LEBEAU & TANYA KANE-PARRY).

- Our stories are the stuff of history, so who collects and preserves our stories is a major factor in how history will ultimately be written. This week, we highlight three ways LGBT people are gathering and telling their stories. At the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA's Anderson Library, the TRETTER COLLECTION IN GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER STUDIES is launching a new transgender oral history project. Curator LISA VECOLI tells correspondents DIXIE TREICHEL AND JOHN TOWNSEND [from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul) why recording personal stories is so important  (with intro music from "The Story" performed by BRANDI CARLILE).  [https://www.lib.umn.edu/scrbm/tretter]

- One great addition the transgender oral history project might consider came to New York's Empire State Pride Agenda from an 8-year-old QBDOO in BROOKLYN. His video, which has racked up thousands of YouTube views, is being used in the state campaign to protect LGBT youth from so-called "conversion" therapy.

- Recording personal testimonies has real life applications, not just academic ones. That's the principle behind "I'M FROM DRIFTWOOD", an online LGBTQ story archive. This Way Out's STEVE PRIDE gets the story from founder NATHAN MANSKE (with a reprise of "The Story" by BRANDI CARLILE as outro music).  [www.imfromdriftwood.com]
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