[OutVoice] The Pope's partnered gay friend + new lesbian lit!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 13 13:51:08 EDT 2015

If the subject line didn't travel well:The Pope's partnered gay friend + new lesbian lit!

"THIS WAY OUT: the international LGBT radio magazine"Program #1,437 - distributed 10/12/15Airs 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)LGBT issues strain an already-conflicted Catholic Synod on the Family;New lesbian lit of note includes a historical bio & a censored classic;A British appeals court denies same-gender couple pensions parity,a pro-equality Obama resists endorsing the Equality Act, transgenderpeople suffer setbacks in Malaysia and Poland, a government leader andan NCAA basketball coach make coming out news, and more global news!
- In “NewsWrap": The UK's Court of Appeal upholds discriminatory pension benefits laws for same-gender couples, while US President Obama "studies" all the ramifications of the proposed Equality Act, which would add protections for LGBT people to the iconic Civil Rights Act of 1964 [with comments by Presidential Spokesman JOSH EARNEST]… Malaysia's highest court overturns a lower court judgment that it was illegal to ban transgender women from wearing women's clothing, while Poland's President Duda vetoes a transgender rights bill that would have removed reassignment surgery as a requirement for a legal change of gender… Isle of Man Chief Minister Alan Bell confirms the "open secret" that he's gay, while Chris Burns of the Bryant Bulldogs becomes the first NCAA Division 1 basketball coach to come out... one more LGBT news from around the world (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by MICHAEL LEBEAU and WENZEL JONES).
- "This Way Out" Queer Life & Lit commentator JANET MASON celebrates two new books on the timeless topic of lesbianism –specifically: "Living Large" by noted film historian Joseph P. Eckhardt, from Woodstock Arts Press, explores the lives of Wilna Hervey (a silent film star of the 1920s) and her partner Nan Mason (no relation to Janet); and Violet Leduc's "Therese and Isabelle", published for the first time in the U.S. by The Feminist Press (with intro music from "Leaping Lesbians" by SUE FINK).
- Coming right on the heels of POPE FRANCIS' sometimes-controversial trip to the U.S., the Vatican's three-week-long SYNOD ON THE FAMILY began with even more heated headlines on the status of LGBT Roman Catholics. As the synod itself got underway, six bishops supported the idea of a new pastoral approach to the complexities of modern life. Vatican assistant the REV. THOMAS ROSICA explained to the press some of the bishops' thinking; but lurking behind the official discussions remain the actions of the Pope himself. It's now widely believed that his alleged endorsement of Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' refusal to grant legal marriage licenses to same-gender couples was a set-up by a conservative Vatican emissary in the U.S. to embarrass the pontiff. An audience the Pope actually granted while in Washington, DC tells a different story. MSNBC's LAWRENCE O'DONNELL spoke with "friend of Francis" YAYO GRASSI, with additional analysis from "Washington Post" columnist E.J. DIONNE (with intro/outro music from "The Vatican Rag" by TOM LEHRER).[www.msnbc.com]
- A truncated version of "Everyone Is Gay" by A GREAT BIG WORLD ends this week's show on an upbeat note.======================== * ======================="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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