This Way Out: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine, Program #1,219

Published: August 8, 2011

(hosted this week by Lucia Chappelle and produced with Greg Gordon)
 Join "Will & Grace’s" Leslie Jordan on his pink carpet ride;
 All hail drag king queen Diane Torr;
 Vandals violate Ugandan activists’ HQ, scandal scuttles a gay
 candidate’s Irish presidential bid, Australia counts same-gender
couples who’ve married overseas, the American Psychological Association
strongly resolves to support marriage equality, and more LGBT news

 In "NewsWrap": Burglars break into and vandalize the office of Freedom and
 Roam Uganda, one of that notoriously homophobic nation’s leading LGBT
 advocacy organizations, stealing valuable equipment and the group’s
 membership lists… openly gay Irish Senator David Norris is forced to end
 his campaign for the presidency, which polls had him winning, after a
 controversy involving his former partner from 25 years ago makes
 headlines… in a national first, the next Australian census counts
 same-gender couples who’ve married overseas (although they can’t marry in
 their home country), while the annual conference of the American
 Psychological Association, the world’s largest such organization, approves a
 strong resolution to support marriage equality, as Washington state’s
 Suquamish Tribal Council extends marriage rights to its lesbian and gay
 members (although they’ll only be recognized on the reservation), and U.S.
 country music megastar Dolly Parton apologizes to a lesbian couple who were
 hassled entering her Tennessee theme park Dollywood because one of them wore
 a T-shirt proclaiming that "Marriage is so gay"… and more LGBT news from
 around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and
 reported this week by SARAH SWEENEY and VASH BODDIE).

 DIANE TORR’s "Man for a Day Workshops" have made the bisexual gender
 transformation performance artist known around the world. You may have heard
 about the book she co-authored with Stephen J. Bottoms last year entitled
 "Sex, Drag, and Male Roles"… but you may not know about the feature film
 on her set for release in September. From her home in Scotland, Torr told
 her transforming story to "This Way Out" correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL [from
 "Fresh Fruit" on KFAI-FM/Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) [http://dianetorr.com/].

 It’s hard to call someone an "out" actor who’s never been "in".
 Chattanooga, Tennessee-born Emmy winner LESLIE JORDAN packs a load of talent
 and personality in his 4ft-11 frame. His prominent roles on TV shows like
 "Will and Grace," "Sordid Lives," "Ally McBeal," and "Star Trek: Voyager"
 have made him a welcome "guest" in homes world-wide, and he’s currently on
the big screen with a juicy role in "The Help" — but Jordan is also an
 accomplished stage actor and playwright. His latest is an autobiographical
 one-man show based on the book of the same name entitled "MY TRIP DOWN THE
 PINK CARPET." He visited with ROSIE WILBY on her Resonance-FM "Out in South
 London" show during the West End run of his play earlier this year.

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