This Way Out: "Absolute Brightness" & "Standards of Care"

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July 7, 2008: James Lecesne's young adult novel; Tobias K. Davis' transgender play. Plus India's Pride pushes sex law reform, Eastern European Prides bombed and gassed, homophobic bishops inaugurate Anglican island, disgraced US senators defend marriage discrimination, and more news.

This Way Out #1058 Program Rundown:

Opening teases/theme music/intro continuity . . . . . . . . . . 1:12

SEGMENT #1 - "NewsWrap": Hundreds of LGBT people and their allies hit the streets of Calcutta, Bangalore and New Dehli in the largest displays of Pride ever held in India, while hundreds of thousands march with Pride in Berlin, Paris, New York, Boston, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Toronto, but violent protesters disrupt Pride events in Budapest, Brno and Sofia; conservatives opposed to LGBT inclusion in the Anglican Communion challenge the stability of the 80-million-member global Christian consortium by forming the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans; obnoxiously-homophobic former Republican North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms dies at the age of 86, while two senators with less-than-stellar credentials to "defend traditional marriage" co-sponsor the latest Republican bill to enshrine a ban on same-gender matrimony in the U.S. Constitution, and the rabidly homophobic American Family Association posts an "Associated Press" report about U.S. Olympic sprinter "Tyson Homosexual" (written by GREG GORDON, with thanks to REX WOCKNER with BILL KELLEY, and reported this week by CHRISTOPHER GAAL and STEVE LEVIN) [10:36] + Lecesne interview billboard [:10] . . . . . . . . . 10:46

SEGMENT #2 - Gender issues are getting more and more exposure in the popular media, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more space for transpeople to speak for themselves. Enter the award-winning playwright TOBIAS K. DAVIS, a transman whose latest work, “Standards of Care,” found a world premiere home with The 20% Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and Artistic Director CLAIRE AVITABILE spent some time recently with This Way Out correspondent DIXIE TREICHEL (from KFAI-FM's "Fresh Fruit"). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:07
[www.tctwentypercent.org]

SEGMENT #3 - "TWO" I.D. by openly gay U.S. EPISCOPAL BISHOP GENE ROBINSON [:07] + JAMES LECESNE is an author, actor, and activist, whose film "TREVOR" won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Short Film. He co-founded the TREVOR HELPLINE, a 24-hour suicide-prevention hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. His new novel, “ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS: THE MYSTERY OF LEONARD PELKEY”, is the story of a boy who encounters evil and whose magic isn't truly felt until he disappears. This Way Out's STEVE PRIDE caught up with Lecesne at the recent Book Expo America in Los Angeles [7:21] . . . . . 7:28
[www.TheTrevorProject.org, 1-800-4-U-TREVOR]

Closing Credits/continuity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:24

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28:57

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