Gay USA 3/12/14

Our guest at the top of the show will be Kate Kendell, longtime executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights who will speak with us about a range of LGBT legal issues at what she calls a "catalytic moment" for the LGBT movement. Learn more about her group at www.nclrights.org The big case in the Ninth Circuit that won LGBT people "heightened scrutiny" will not be appealed by Abbot, an important development for us. The Methodist Church in New York drop case vs. minister who performed same-sex wedding for his son. We will protest New York's anti-gay St. Patrick's Day Parade this Monday on Fifth Avenue. (See below for details.) A young lesbian couple is murdered in Texas and police release a sketch of a suspect in the case for which a motive has yet to be established. LGBT activists in Uganda fight back against the anti-gay law there in court as the anti-gay movement in Africa spreads to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Colombia elects its first out member of Congress. Encouraging news from a big AIDS conference. Andy will preview his London theatre reviews, now online at http://gaycitynews.com/fiery-family-feuds-spark-west-end-dramas/

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