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THIS WAY OUT the international gay & lesbian radio magazine Program #735. (hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle) Program I.D.#02-F72-00017 Students at the Crossroads (School) dramatize "A Gay Odyssey"; Gay priests become targets in Roman Catholic child abuse backlash, Moscow demonstration protests anti-gay sex bill, there's queer political progress in Quebec, West Australia, New York, Washington, Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Senate - plus other global news RUNDOWN Opening Teases/Theme Music/Intro Continuity . 1:05 SEGMENT #1 NewsWrap: Anti-gay slurs pepper public remarks by several leading U.S. Roman Catholic clergy as Cardinals meet with the Pope to discuss the highly-publicized priest sexual abuse scandal; concentration camp-clad Russian queers demonstrate in the streets of Moscow against a proposed bill re-criminalizing consensual adult homosexual sex; on the heels of the surprise second-place finish of National Front presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen in primary elections, GLBT and AIDS activists participate in anti-right marches in 4 French cities; a bill to establish legal registered partnerships for both hetero and same-gender partners is officially introduced in the Canadian province of Quebec; the state of West Australia's sweeping gay & lesbian civil rights reform package reportedly receives its final assent from the governor; the federal anti-discrimination measure ENDA passes its first hurdle in a U.S. Senate committee, while local queer rights progress is made in New York City; Tacoma, Washington; Leon County, Florida; and Savannah, Georgia; U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter Mary joins the Board of the GLBT bridge-building Republican Unity Coalition; openly-gay rising BBC TV and radio star Christopher Price is found dead at the age of 34, while acclaimed openly-gay Indian filmmaker Nishit Saran dies in an auto accident at the age of 25; openly-gay filmmaker Stanley Kwan's landmark gay-themed "Lan Yu", which won 5 trophies at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards in December, is shut out, despite 11 nominations, at the Hong Kong Film Awards; and a 4-centuries-old portrait of a friend and patron of William Shakespeare, long presumed to be that of a woman, is now believed by some experts to be Henry Wriothesley, the 3rd Earl of Southampton, rekindling speculation about the Bard's sexual orientation [written by CINDY FRIEDMAN, with thanks to GRAHAM UNDERHILL, BRIAN NUNES, JASON LIN, CHRIS AMBIDGE, REX WOCKNER, LUCIA CHAPPELLE & GREG GORDON, and anchored by CINDY FRIEDMAN & JON BEAUPE] 10:50 SEGMENT #2 - "AudioFile" billboard [:15] + Although the idea that "readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmetic" go down more smoothly with a heavy dose of liberating openness in the curriculum, there are still few schools in the U.S. that offer a real progressive alternative. CROSSROADS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS & SCIENCES in Santa Monica, California is one of the few places where kindergarten through high school students can enjoy a queer-friendly environment. This Way Out's DAVID BELL visited Crossroads to talk with students and administrators, and attend a queer-affirming theatrical production put on by members of the campus group Friends of Lesbians And Gays (FLAG) [includes comments by FLAG freshman MICHAEL LEVIN, 9th grader CHRISTINA MOORE, 10th graders JOSH BRESLOW & ERIN DROZITCH, and Crossroads Director of Human Development and FLAG co-advisor ADAM BIERMAN, and a scene from the students' production "Everything Possible: A Gay Odyssey"] (with intro music from "Teen Freak" by DAVID BROWN and outro music from "A Different Kind of Love" by CHER) [7:40]. . 7:55 SEGMENT #3 - "TWO" I.D. by award-winning openly-gay comedy writer/performer/"Hollywood Square" BRUCE VILANCH [:15] + This month's review of recent releases from the "AudioFile" features one newcomer and some veteran performers, two women's bands and a gay male solo artist, three Aussies, a Canadian and a pair of Kentuckians -- and they're all really "folkies" under the skin (hosted by JD DOYLE & CHRIS WILSON and produced with CHRISTOPHER DAVID TRENTHAM, with brief comments by the performers and excerpts from "Jumping" and "Dreams" from the new CD "6 Minutes Of Breathable Air" by BLUEHOUSE; "Ordinary Day" and "She's Everything" from "Crow" by WISHING CHAIR; and "The Moment You Know" and "Conspiracy" from "Slow Burn Avenue" by ANDY NORTHRUP) [7:15] . . . 7:30 = artist contact info =BLUEHOUSE WISHING CHAIR ANDY NORTHRUP PO Box 2132 c/o Terrakin R New House Up North Pub.Fitzroy MDZ Box 187 Andy Northrup Victoria 3065 Stamping Ground, KY 40379 11421 91 Street Australia USA Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4A6 Canada Closing Continuity/Credits. 1:30 TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:50

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April 29, 2002
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29 min.
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Los Angeles, Pacifica Radio Archive, 2002
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