[OutVoice] A gay Afghan refugee+"Mama" messages+global LGBT news!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 16 13:19:43 CST 2016

A gay Afghan refugee+"Mama" messages+global LGBT news!
THIS WAY OUTthe international LGBT radio magazine Program #1,455, distributed on 02/15/16(hosted this week by Lucia Chappelle and produced with Greg Gordon)A gay Afghan refugee escapes gender role prison;Christian sings and McKellen remembers "Mouse's" mail to his mom;Malawi's High Court declares open season on gay men, Portugal's parliament rescues vetoed adoption rights, Bermuda's government unveilsits civil unions plan, a youth group raises cash for a homophobicchurch conversion, Barack ditches Michelle for Ellen, and more news!
- In "NewsWrap" - Malawi’s High Court lifts a moratorium on enforcement of the country’s law criminalizing gay sex, but Portugal lawmakers override a presidential veto to open adoptions to legally married same-gender couples… Bermuda’s government reportedly unveils a civil unions bill that’s bound to be vigorously opposed by church-based groups… Indonesia virtually bans LGBT emojis from all social media sites operating in the country… New York’s Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ homeless youth announces that it has reached its $200,000 fundraising goal to bid in a foreclosure auction for the ATLAH World Missionary Church property in Harlem led by obnoxiously homophobic and deeply in debt PASTOR JAMES DAVID MANNING [with a mercifully brief sample of his "pastoring”]… BARACK OBAMA becomes the first sitting U.S. president to make an in-studio appearance on TV’s most popular daytime talk show, "Ellen" — and it’s a mutual love fest between the guest and host ELLEN DEGENERES [with LGBT-relevant excerpts from their conversation]… and more global LGBT news from around the world (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by WENZEL JONES and TANYA KANE-PARRY) + Scalia death bulletin (voiced by LUCIA CHAPPELLE).
- AFGHANISTAN-born gay Muslim poet, writer, photographer QAIS MUNHAZIM has come a long way from a PAKISTAN refugee camp to the University of MINNESOTA where he’s a political science PhD student. He shared his story with correspondents JOHN TOWNSEND & DIXIE TREICHEL [from "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota].
- "Song to My Mama" by MEG CHRISTIAN segues to a stage reading by SIR IAN McKELLEN from a fictional "Dear Mama" letter written by "Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver" in Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" at LONDON's Freemasons' Hall this week as part of the prestigious "Letters Live" series, capped by a "TWO" I.D. by "Tales of the City" author ARMISTEAD MAUPIN (with brief intro music from the TV miniseries theme).=========================================================="This Way Out" is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit as OVERNIGHT PRODUCTIONS (INC.), and has been supported by grants from the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, a generous bequest by the estate of Christopher David Trentham, voluntary PROGRAM ACQUISITION PAYMENTS FROM YOU, OUR STATIONS, and by tax-deductible donations from our listeners.Please visit www.thiswayout.org to contribute via PayPal.>Thank you for your financial support to keep our program on the air!<------------------------------------------------------------------On the air since April 1988, "This Way Out" is the multi-award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio newsmagazine.The program currently airs on more than 200 local community radio stations around the world, is globally distributed at www.radio4all.net, www.indymedia.org, to Pacifica Radio station affiliates in North America via Audioport, and in Australia via the Community Radio Network. Listeners can also hear "This Way Out" via our podcasts at www.thiswayout.org, or on iTunes or Stitcher; across Europe, Africa/the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific regions on the World Radio Network (www.wrn.org); and on postal-mailed audio CDs by 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.************************************************************Thanks for $upporting THIS WAY OUT!************************************************************

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