Gay USA 8/21/13

Guest: LESBIAN RUSSIAN AMERICAN JOURNALIST MASHA GESSEN, who worked against the repressive, anti-gay laws in Russia and has now concluded that she must leave her country in order not to lose her children. She will be appearing on the show with her two teen-age children, Vova, 15, and Volya, 11. An article about her ordeal from the UK Guardian is at this at this link: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/11/anti-gay-laws-russia

IN THE NEWS:

The latest on the struggle against Russia’s anti-gay law

José Julio Sarria, the first out gay political candidate in the United States and a drag and gay pioneer in San Francisco, has died at 91

NJ Gov. Chris Christie signs bill banning so-called reparative therapy for gay children

A New Mexico county is the latest to go rogue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

WWE Superstar Darren Young comes out

More trouble for the Florida teen charged with having underage sex with her girlfriend

Germany makes way for a third sex

Legal same-sex marriages being in New Zealand

The 50th anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington will be marked in DC this Saturday

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