This Way Out: Little Sister's v. Customs & New Queer CDs

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May 26, 2008: Queers conquer Canada Customs; acoustic, amorous, and opinionated music. Plus IDAHO fights hate around the world, Polish president makes homophobe "Hall of Shame," Gambian gays given "leave or die" ultimatum, Jamaican PM balks at human rights criticism, gay Iranian teen wins UK asylum, and more news.

This Way Out #1052 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:22

SEGMENT #1 - "NewsWrap": The third annual International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is observed in France, Cuba, Turkey, and some 60 other countries around the world, but President Lech Kaczynski heads Human Rights Watch's IDAHO "Hall of Shame" as a so-called "rehabilitation center" to "cure" homosexuality opens in Poland, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh calls for all homosexuals in his country to be killed, and Jamaican P.M. Bruce Golding defends his country's sodomy law; British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith grants asylum to gay Iranian teen refugee Mehdi Kazemi, but the U.K. deportation fate of gay Syrian teen refugee Jojo Jako Jacob remains uncertain; an Arizona-based right wing group formally requests a stay of the California Supreme Court's marriage equality decision as county clerks in the Golden State gear up to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples, and a poll offers mixed predictions of how Californians will vote on a looming ballot measure to nullify the high court ruling and constitutionally ban gay and lesbian couples from marrying (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER with BILL KELLEY, and reported this week by RICK WATTS and GREG GORDON) [11:00] + "Audiofile" billboard [:09] . . . . . 11:09

SEGMENT #2 - It's been 25 years since LITTLE SISTER'S BOOKSTORE first opened its doors in VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – and 15 of those years were spent in an epic drama pitting queer literature against the censorial impulses of CANADA CUSTOMS. It had gotten so bad that even the venerable "Advocate" newspaper wasn't allowed into the country. The store also survived three bomb attacks. In the first two parts of our silver anniversary celebration, "This Way Out" correspondent HEATHER KITCHING [CiTR/Vancouver's "Queer FM"] got Little Sister's co-founder and co-owner JIM DEVA to recall the store's modest beginnings and the early years of the landmark legal struggle, with archival clips featuring longtime store manager JANINE FULLER. In this week's conclusion, Heather concludes her 25th anniversary conversation with Deva following another archival clip (British Columbia Civil Liberties Association lawyer JOHN DIXON and manager Janine Fuller celebrate their legal victory outside the bookstore on December 15, 2000) . . . 7:26

SEGMENT #3 - "TWO" Web Promo (voiced by SHERI LUNN). . . . . . :19

SEGMENT #4 - London lesbians (excerpts from "Crazy Sunshine" and "06:32" from GREYMATTER's "CATERPILLAR TREE"), a debuting Hawai'ian ("Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine" and "That's What I Like About You" from CLAY CALLAWAY's "DARN IT, BABY, THAT'S LOVE"), and an old friend exploring new territory ("Protest Song" and "Little Boy Blue" from ERIC HIMAN's "RESONATE") chart their courses in this edition of the "AUDIOFILE" (with comments by the artists, hosted this month by JD DOYLE & CHRISTOPHER DAVID TRENTHAM, and written and produced with CHRIS WILSON/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:04
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Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:28

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:48

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