"THIS WAY OUT: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine" Program #1,231 – distributed 10/31/11
Airs on more than 200 local stations around the world… or Listen now via our free podcasts at www.thiswayout.org or on iTunes. (hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle) "We Were Here" documents the advent of AIDS in San Francisco; "Riot Acts" traces the travels of trans-musicians; Taipei Pride parades for equality, there’s renewed life for Uganda’s
"Kill the Gays" bill, Brazil’s top appeals court favors same-gender nuptials, Queensland lawmakers consider civil unions while New Hampshire legislators advance a marriage equality repeal bill, and more
– In "NewsWrap": A record crowd numbering as many as 50,000 colorfully march in Taipei in the Taiwanese capital’s 9th annual Pride parade… Uganda’s infamous "Kill the Gays" bill is apparently back on the front burner, and Nigerian lawmakers consider harsher laws against homosexuality in their country… Brazil’s top appeals court becomes the highest court in Latin America’s most populous nation to rule in favor of marriage equality, while Denmark’s government announces a proposal to upgrade currently-available registered partnerships for gay and lesbian couples to full marriage equality… a civil unions bill is introduced in the Australian state of Queensland’s parliament, while the Republican-controlled legislature in New Hampshire is on track to repeal the U.S. state’s 2009 marriage equality law… leading Russian gay rights activist Nikolai Alekseev announces his resignation from the advocacy groups he’s led since 2005… and other LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by SARAH SWEENEY and VASH BODDIE).
– The world contracted Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 30 years ago this year. Like an unrelenting hurricane, AIDS roiled the city of SAN FRANCISCO for two decades until the medical advancements of the late 90s brought the eye of the storm. Those death years left the city ravaged and exhausted – yet the memories seem to be fading for a younger generation. Our media correspondent STEVE PRIDE found a moving refresher course in "WE WERE HERE", a new documentary that utilizes San Francisco’s experience to encourage an overdue conversation – both about the history of the epidemic, and the lessons to be learned from it (with clips and comments by filmmaker DAVID WEISSMAN, and outro music from "Ready for the 80s" by THE VILLAGE PEOPLE).
– The film "RIOT ACTS" has been called "a ‘trans-fabulous rockumentary’ representing the multi-dimensional lives of transgender and gender variant musicians." According to our queer music correspondent JD DOYLE it’s not about politics or body parts – but it does get personal (with music, clips, and comments by performer/filmmaker MADSEN MINAX).
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