Mikhail Gorbachev's wife Raisa is going to get an opportunity to show support for glasnost in other communist countries as well, when she comes here with her husband next month. The International Jazz Coalition, a group founded here to promote jazz music worldwide, has invited her to a Dec. 7 concert designed to express support for Czechoslovakia's beleaguered Jazz Section, an organization of jazz enthusiasts in that country.

The Jazz Section was founded in 1971 after the 1968 Soviet invasion of that country closed down avenues of independent expression, and it became a force for the avant-garde there. According to the Jazz Coalition, the Czech government ordered the abolition of the Jazz Section in 1984 because of its popularity, and five leaders of the group were jailed. Two of the leaders are still in prison and the group is still outlawed.

The concert here, at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, will feature performances by the Billy Taylor Trio, Dwyke Mitchell and Willie Ruff, and will be broadcast live to Czechoslovakia over the Voice of America.

Out and About Hospital Report: Former House speaker Tip O'Neill has been hospitalized for examination of what has been described as "a long-neglected prostate problem." His Washington attorney son Kip declined to disclose where his father was being treated and said he expected him to be released from the hospital in a day or two. The elder O'Neill was admitted Monday after experiencing some pain over the weekend. It is a problem the retired congressman has had for about 10 years, but for which he hadn't sought regular treatment, his son said ...

Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Patty Duke has been reelected to a two-year term as president of the 70,000-member Screen Actors Guild. Duke ran unopposed for the office. She is the second woman to head the union. The first was Kathleen Nolan, who served two terms from 1975 to 1979 ...

Royal Watch: Much of the British tabloid press has been speculating that Prince Andrew, now that he is married to the saucy Sarah Ferguson, would end his navy career to be with her more. The second son of Queen Elizabeth has decided instead to take an assignment aboard the destroyer Edinburgh early next year. Prince Andrew started his career with a short-term commission and has transferred to what is called the general list, which usually means an officer will spend an extended time in the navy. The Edinburgh is currently in the Persian Gulf, escorting British merchant ships, but is scheduled to be rotated back to Britain by Christmas ...

Actress Marlo Thomas is sure men can change, with a little assistance. At a conference of women leaders Tuesday in Philadelphia, Thomas urged women to bring the feminist revolution home. "Who we are at home is who we are at work," she argued.

And women should help the men in their lives "stop the lying" and say words like "I hurt." "The central question for the future is, can men change?" Thomas told more than 300 women leaders from around the country. "Can they trust each other? Can men start loving us, not for the dream girls they thought we were, but for the real women we turned out to be?" Answering her own question, Thomas said, "Of course, men can change. Look how much we've changed."

Bringing it all home, Thomas described her husband, TV talkster Phil Donahue, as "really the greatest husband in the history of the Western world -- and he's nothing to brag about" ...