[OutVoice] Pastoral vulgarity+"Naz & Maalik"+global LGBT news+more!

Greg Gordon greggordon2003 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 9 13:17:01 CST 2016

Pastoral vulgarity+"Naz & Maalik"+global LGBT news+more!THIS WAY OUTthe international LGBT radio magazine Program #1,454, distributed on 02/08/16(hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle)The closet and national security collide in "Naz & Maalik";A homophobic Harlem church faces queer judgment day;Photos depicting gender fluidity are worth more than a thousand words;India's Supreme Court agrees to hear a "curative" sodomy lawchallenge, marriage inequality referenda are proposed in Taiwan andBermuda, the U.N. issues stamps of LGBT approval, and more news!
- In "NewsWrap”: India's highest court agrees to review its December 2013 ruling that restored the British colonial-era sodomy law and re-criminalized millions of LGBT people in the world's second-most-populous nation… referendums to ban civil marriage equality are proposed in both Taiwan and Bermuda… 5 more Muslim Middle Eastern countries ban the biopic about pioneering transwoman Lili Elbe, "The Danish Girl", for "moral depravity", while the rightwing governor of Maine, Paul LePage, blocks an initiative to legally protect trans students… the United Nations postal service unveils 6 new commemorative stamps that for the first time promote LGBT rights*… and rumored-bisexual performer QUEEN LATIFAH ends her acceptance speech for Female Actor in a TV movie or miniseries for portraying bisexual blues singer Bessie Smith by urging listeners to "do you!" at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 30th [with an excerpt from her remarks]… and more LGBT news from around the world (produced by STEVE PRIDE, written by GREG GORDON, and reported this week by SARAH SWEENEY and MICHAEL LEBEAU).[*www.unstamps.org]

- It looks like God will have the last laugh on a controversial anti-LGBT church in Harlem, New York. ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church has become infamous for its marquees questioning President Obama’s sexual orientation and its Internet broadcasts proclaiming that Starbucks’ lattes are laced with sodomite semen.”  Now the church is sinking into the fiery pit of bankruptcy, and LGBT activists are raising money to buy the building at public auction.  The Ali Forney Center and the inclusive Rivers of Living Waters Church are teaming up to turn Harlem’s homophobic hotbed into a queer youth shelter and parish building. ATLAH’s PASTOR JAMES DAVID MANNING responded with his inimitable theological acumen (with music from ANITA BRYANT and WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS).[http://aliforneycenter.donordrive.com]/; https://www.gofundme.com/riversnewhome]
- “Queer Life and Literature" commentator JANET MASON finds that representations of gender fluidity are worth more than a thousand words in 3 new photo books from Daylight Books: "Every Breath We Drew" by  Jess T. Dugan; "Gays In The Military: Photographs and Interviews" by Vincent Cianni; and "Trans Cuba"  by Mariette Pathy Allen.[www.amusejanetmason.com]
- Against a background of anti-Muslim suspicion, our STEVE PRIDE introduces us to a new movie that examines a closet-full of contradictions: "NAZ & MAALIK" (with comments by producer MARGARET KATCHER & writer/director JAY DOCKENDORF, and audio clips featuring lead actors KERWIN JOHNSON, JR. & CURTISS COOK, JR.).[www.nazandmaalik.com/]==================================================================="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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