This Way Out: the international lesbian & gay radio magazine Program #1,221

Published: August 22, 2011

Program #1,221 – distributed 8/22/11
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(hosted this week by Lucia Chappelle and produced with Greg Gordon)
The happy son of lesbian moms delivers a heartfelt heartland homily;
Writer Walt Whitman’s gay references are decoded in a "Rainbow Minute";
Obama’s immigration switch may shield same-gender couples, a U.K.
Border surprise reprieves a gay Ugandan asylum seeker, Nepalese
activists rally for constitutional rights, a Cuban trans-wedding draws
dissidents and diplomats, and more global LGBT news

– In "NewsWrap": The Obama administration announces a new immigration policy that could end deportation threats hanging over the heads of foreign national gays and lesbians in the U.S. illegally who are in same-gender unions with American citizens… Robert Segwanyi, a Ugandan gay man seeking asylum in the U.K., gets a last-minute reprieve from being sent back to his notoriously homophobic homeland… hundreds of LGBT people make history in Narayanghat, a primarily rural area of Nepal, with a first-ever rights demonstration outside the cosmopolitan capital of Katmandu… a transgender woman who underwent Cuba’s first state-sanctioned gender-reassignment surgery legally marries a gay man in what is a political as well as a celebratory ceremony in Havana… Mexico City marks the 1,000th same-gender civil marriage since they became legal in the capital, but only nine gay and lesbian couples registered their civil partnerships in July, the first month they were offered in the U.S. state of Rhode Island… and more LGBT news from around the world (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by VASH BODDIE and MICHAEL LEBEAU).

– Celebrated American writer WALT WHITMAN’s gay references are decoded in a "RAINBOW MINUTE" ("164 = P.D.", produced by JUDD PROCTOR & BRIAN BURNS at WRIR-FM in Richmond, Virginia and read by MIKE HINERMAN).

– He became an internet sensation by being a sensational son. According to some, however, University of Iowa student ZACH WAHLS should display all the horrifying effects of being… raised by lesbians! Decide how he turned out as "This Way Out’s" STEVE PRIDE shares the family-friendly story of "Zach Has 2 Mommies" – capped by "HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS", performed by MARY TRAVERS and HOLLY NEAR (a "TWO"-edited version from the PETER, PAUL & MARY album "Lifelines"). ***********************************************
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On the air since April 1988, "This Way Out" is the multi-award-winning internationally distributed weekly gay and lesbian radio newsmagazine.The program currently airs on more than 200 local community radio stations around the world, globally distributed at,, to Pacifica Radio station affiliates in North America, and "Down Under" through distribution by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.  Listeners can also hear "This Way Out"  on short wave via Costa Rica-based global station RFPI (Radio For Peace International/, across Europe, Africa/the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific regions on the World Radio Network (, and on audio CD by individual subscription.For lots of other information about "This Way Out" please visit, email, or write to P.O. Box 38327, Los Angeles, CA 90038-0327.
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