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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending January 17, 2015

SUMMARY

SCOTUS Engaged - The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a challenge to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld bans on civil marriage for same-gender couples in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, but turns down the direct appeal of a district court ruling that upheld Louisiana's ban …

Marital Judgements - a federal judge orders Michigan to recognize the marriages of some 300 same-gender couples who tied the knot during a brief period of time when they could and a Kentucky judge grants a first-ever divorce to a lesbian couple who married in Massachusetts, even though Kentucky bans civil marriage equality, while the 9th U.S. Circuit rejects appeals for a rehearing of its 3-judge panel's decision striking down the bans in Nevada and Idaho, and a federal judge overturns South Dakota's ban …

Pushing the Borders - a gay couple who legally wed in England sues for recognition of the marriage in their native Northern Ireland, while a gay Mexicali couple's months-long march down the aisle concludes …

Parenting in Sin - Austria's highest court opens adoption to same-gender couples, even though they can't legally marry in the country …

Not Debauched Enough - 26 Egyptian men caught up in a much-ballyhooed raid on a Cairo bathhouse are unexpectedly acquitted of "debauchery" …

Hint Dropper - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticizes India's Section 377, the law that forbids private consensual adult gay sex, during his visit to New Delhi, but the ruling party might finally support repeal …

An Ideas Whose Time Has Passed - an official in the Indian state of Goa draws jeers for proposing centers to make LGBT people "normal," and then claims to have been "misquoted" …

Wrong Way - Russian officials "clarify" an edict issued last week saying that all transgender people would be denied driver's licenses ….

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tough Times & Golden Moments!

Week of January 12, 2015
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Turkish lesbian activist Sedef Cakmak looks to the UN for support, as she tells UN Radio: Women's Stephanie Castro.

Maggie Young and Katie Cook's "Sapphic Nomads" sojourn comes to an end (at least for now) in Ghana, where gays and lesbians like activist Anita Confidence live "illegal" lives.

Transparent and The Normal Heart score queer Golden Globe Awards (with excerpts from comments by winners Jill Soloway, Matt Bomer, and Jeffrey Tambor)…

Trans Eurovision Contest winner Conchita Wurst sings for the Heroes in the new single from her forthcoming album.

And in NewsWrap: a club assault kicks Russian gays in the apathy, 26 Egyptian men are tried for "debauchery," Vietnam okays same-gender weddings, an Irish priest comes out for equality, and more news reported this week by Michelle-Marie Gilkeson and Michael LeBeau (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending January 10, 2015

SUMMARY

Kicked in the Apathy - 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) …

No U Turn - a new Russian law bans transgender individuals from getting driver’s licenses because “mentally ill” people are more likely to be involved in serious auto accidents …

Welcoming Gesture - 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 …

Marriage Stateside - the first conference of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 ends on January 9th with no marriage equality cases announced; the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas marriage cases, and SCOTUS decline's Louisiana District's appeal; lesbian and gay couples begin tying the knot in Florida …

Mammas Mia! - an Italian court makes history by legally recognizing a child born to a bi-national lesbian couple …

Backdown on Crackdown? - 26 men arrested during the police raid of a Cairo bathhouse go on trial -- then unexpectedly acquited (with comments by veteran global rights activist Scott Long about escalating anti-gay repression in Egypt) …

Queering the Kirk - the Church of Scotland edges closer to approving the ordination of openly gay ministers …

Going My Way - parishioners give Dublin Roman Catholic priest Martin Dolan a standing ovation for coming out ….

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Solid Gold: Tillery, Millington and Watkins in Concert - 1981!

A rare find from the Pacifica Radio Archives 

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This August 9, 1981 concert with Linda Tillery, June Millington and Mary Watkins at the Great American Music Hall In San Francisco features Joy Julks on bass and a host of other musicians. It was stuck on a shelf silent for over 30 years ... and now thanks to the National Archives, it’s being preserved for all time.

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God For Gays in Ghana & Irish Marriage Broker!

Week of January 5, 2015
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"Sapphic Nomads" Maggie Young and Katie Cook meet Leonard Glover, a gay Ghanaian activist inspired by his rainbow faith.

"The Outing" founder Eddie McGuinness tells Chris Wilson about the Irish matchmaking festival that pairs gay and lesbian singles.

And in NewsWrap: Scotland and Luxembourg celebrate the New Year with marriage equality; a trans U.S. teen's suicide prompts abusive therapy charges; a Chinese court rules that there's no medical basis for claimed "cures" of homosexuality; unrelenting oppression continues in Zimbabwe, Gambia and Egypt; and more news reported this week by John Dyer V and Greg Gordon (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending January 3, 2015

SUMMARY

Bells & Flowers - Same-gender couples begin legally marrying in Scotland and Luxembourg …

Courtships & Weddings - the U.S. Supreme Court will consider one or more marriage equality cases at its first conference of 2015 on January 9th, and a federal judge clears the way for the civil marriages of lesbian and gay couples in Florida to begin on January 6th …

"My Death Needs to Mean Something" - the gruesome suicide of 17-year-old Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn sparks sadness, outrage, and resolve …

Shockingly Bad Medicine - a court in China issues a landmark ruling against a counseling center that claimed to "cure" homosexuality

Not Just Thugs - thirty-five members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe are injured as thugs invade a private holiday party …

Push Back - security forces in Gambia arrest three men on charges of homosexuality, even as the European Union and the U.S. sharply reduce financial aid because of the draconian anti-gay law signed by homophobic President Yahya Jammeh in October that prompted the arrests …

Pyramid Crackdown - more than two dozen men arrested for "perversion" and "debauchery" at an early December raid on a Cairo bathhouse purportedly orchestrated by a much-maligned TV journalist go on trial, but three-year sentences are reduced to one year for each of the eight men convicted in November of the same charges for appearing in a widely-viewed YouTube video that authorities called Egypt's first gay wedding ceremony …

Shaking the Dust Off Their Feet - Alexandria, Indiana's First United Methodist Church closes after some 80% of the congregation quits in protest of the firing of an openly gay choir director ….

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Courting Marriage 2014


Several major legal developments advanced marriage equality in the United States during the past 12 months. At the end of 2013, 14 states and the District of Columbia had opened civil marriage to same-gender couples. How did that number more than double this year?

Featured: Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fischer; 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Richard Posner, Ann Claire Williams and David Hamilton; legal eagles Camilla Taylor and Kenneth Falk: journalist Chris Gender; marriage equality activist Evan Wolfson; MSNBC's Rachel Maddow; The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer; Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert; U.S. House Speaker John Boehner; Newsy's Christian Bryant; NPR's Nina Totenberg; Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

[NewsWrap returns in two weeks.]



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Monday, December 22, 2014

Dana Eagle Soars!

Week of December 15, 2014
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Lesbian laughs with the Eagle, the Hummer, and the Last Comic Standing as Dana meets up with Chris Wilson and Wenzel Jones.

Queer Life and Literature Commentator Janet Mason leafs through three new books about disparate parts of the LGBT world: Pride Climbing Higher, Stories by LGBT People from Nepal, an anthology edited by Chad Frisbie (Creative Nepal, 2014), Mardis Gras, a photobook from Australia (2014, Sonia Friedrich) and The Last Conception, a novel by Gabriel Constans (Melange Books, 2014).

And in <i><a href="http://bit.ly/1w0od5m">NewsWrap</a></i>: dozens of naked men humiliated at Cairo gay bathhouse crackdown, thousands protest E.U. sanctions over Gambia's anti-LGBT laws, English and Welsh "partners" finally get married, Seoul's mayor bows to human rights pressure, I.O.C. bans bias against the L-G-B but not the T, and more news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Chrisanne Eastwood (produced by Steve Pride).

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