A Black lesbian writer unmasks child sexual abuse in “Love with Accountability”; one final words-and-music “salute” to the “Orange Menace”; Latvia legislates bias against queer families, a Czech court rejects gay dads’ U.S. adoptions, LGBTQ Congress members activate Trump’s impeachment, Biden’s queer scorecard climbs, a Canadian Catholic school district pulls “porno” LGBTQ online resources, and Israel eases legal gender change! All that, and more this week, when you discover “This Way Out”:...
Queer teens get support to navigate the dating years; the loving culture of Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict fills more than a “Rainbow Minute”; the U.S. political crisis features queer foes and justice fighters, a Cayman Islands Tribunal grants gay spousal residency status, an N.H.S. agency challenges the U.K. High Court trans teen treatment ruling, there’s a gay “first” in Greece and two trans “firsts” in India, and “Global Citizen” Elton John gets another honor! All that, and more this...
On this week’s special show, a pair of selections from the marathon Global Queer Read-In we presented online last June (produced by Brian DeShazor with Rebecca Drapkin) that speak to the theme of “Coming Out & Making It Real”: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sophie B. Hawkins performs her own “Not Beating Around The Bush” and reads a selection from “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf; and Broadway star, community activist and "Man of the World" Anthony Wayne performs...
From 1993: Deb Price’s syndicated column changed attitudes back when printed newspapers actually did shape public opinion; two LGBTQ movement legends, Harry Hay and Jim Kepner, got together in 1975 to discuss the beginnings of what came to be called “queer theory” — listen through this “gay window”; capped by her live reading of a classic poem by Pat Parker! (“NewsWrap” returns on our week of 11 January 2021 show. Happy New Year!)
Remembering trailblazing lesbian newspaper columnist Deb Price; Cole Porter goes from Bulldog to Broadway in a “Rainbow Minute”; 1983’s Sydney Gay Liberation Quire helps make the yuletide – well, you know; The Therapy Sisters help us wish you “Happy Whatever You’re Having”; Swiss marriage equality is threatened by a referendum, U.K. reforms ease blood donations by gay and bisexual men, and Biden taps Buttigieg for U.S. Transportation Secretary! Those stories, and much more this week, when...
Life behind the music at Olivia Records; Bhutan decriminalizes same-gender sex, a Singapore gay activist renews his sex law challenge, Bolivia creates “free unions” for queer couples, Tlaxcala joins Mexico’s marriage equality states, U.S. courts affirm trans rights in Oregon and Nevada, and Drag Queen Story-timers sue one of Australia’s leading homophobes for defamation! All that, and more this week, when you choose “This Way Out”: the world’s audio oasis for queer news and culture!
U.S. election wins boost queer youth confidence; Maupin’s memoir matches his well-told “Tales”; a “Rainbow Minute” celebrates “Lesbians That Led Long Lovely Lives”; Switzerland takes another slow step to marriage equality, South Australia overrules the “gay panic” defense, the U.K. High Court blocks trans kids puberty treatment, a Chopin revelation confounds anti-queer Poland, and an LGBTQ band thanks Macy’s for inclusion! All that, and more this week, when you find “This Way Out”: the...
On this special show, two misfits of a certain age -— a gay HIV-poz, long-term survivor and a former nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital during the height of the AIDS crisis -— meet in the lobby of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City and swap AIDS stories. They laugh, they cry, and promise never to forget in the world premiere of “Camping at the Met”, produced for “This Way Out” by Lucia Chappelle.
Two for one with Branden and James; how Miss Bates created Mrs. Claus in a “Rainbow Minute”; Polish homophobia slapped with Belgian sanctions, Latvian high court okays parental leave for queer couples, a U.K. trans man can’t be “daddy” to his child, the world’s first third gender madrasa opens in Bangladesh, a U.S federal court slams Florida conversion therapy bans, and more global LGBTQ news!
A Supreme scare raises critical questions for LGBTQ youth; backstage with a TV-tested top tenor; the E.U. moves against anti-queer bigotry, Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses COVID fears as “fag stuff”, a Northern Irish “cure” group sues Barclays for bias, Sydney scales down Mardi Gras for COVID safety, a Black gay man is California's first out non-white Supreme Court Justice, and more global LGBTQ news!
Rainbow wins brighten the Biden-Harris triumph; Puebla joins Mexican matrimonial equality states, Peru’s high court rejects an activist’s imported marriage equality claim, Taiwan Pride beats COVID as its President beats critics, U.S. top court hears a critical “religious freedom” versus anti-bias laws case, but also rebuffs a cop’s B.L.M. lawsuit versus a gay organizer, Olympians Bird and Rapinoe share more rings, and more global LGBTQ news!
Biden and Obama at the crossroads of queer history; Stephen Colbert comments can Campbell’s critics; a “Rainbow Minute” recalls how John Schlesinger set new standards for gay-themed films; “The Nigerian 47” cases are dropped but not dismissed, Manila enacts anti-queer bias protections, an Estonian Greens’ petition forces a marriage equality debate, a Chilean LGBTQ group ditches its government equality pact, and more global LGBTQ news!
Remembering Matthew Shepard with a playlist of hope; “Pulp” revives classic “lesbian lit” for the young and older; Putin is still a homophobe, and Mugabe is still dead; the Pope drops a civil unions surprise, diversity wins in New Zealand elections, an acting mayor makes twin firsts in Anchorage, the U.K. will query queers in the next census, support for marriage equality hits an all-time high in the U.S., and more global LGBTQ news!
A queer ovation for Ovid.tv; pro-queer Senators challenge U.S. high court nominee Amy Coney Barrett; Chile makes progress on marriage equality, advocates push Peru's high court on languishing marriage lawsuit, an Israeli Orthodox rabbi affirms queer families, gay dads beat the U.S. State Department for surrogacy son’s citizenship, Texas okays bias-based service by social workers, and more global LGBTQ news!
Aussie entertainer Stan Munro muses about his “Les Girls” legacy; queer youth toast “the notorious RBG”; a California Supreme Court nominee proves you’re never too old to come out; India’s marriage inequality now faces a triple threat, Belgium’s Deputy Prime Ministers now include Europe’s top transgender pol, Serbia re-elects a controversial lesbian P.M., a gender-fluid U.K. worker collects big bias damages, and more global LGBTQ news!
Star of stage and screen Stan Munro fondly remembers Australia’s now golden “Les Girls”; the first U.S. presidential debate descends into chaos; U.S. rights gains are threatened by Trump’s Supreme Court pick; the E.U. leads a global outcry against rising Polish homophobia, a Belizean anti-bias bill is crucified by the religious right, faith-based lawsuits attack Virginia’s queer-protective non-discrimination laws, and more global LGBTQ news!
Entertainer Stan Munro celebrates the 50th anniversary of Australia’s Les Girls (in conversation with our Sydney-based correspondent William Brougham); queer Emmys go with the flow up the “Creek”; the U.K. retreats from gender ID change plans, the Trump administration pits trans inclusion against desegregation, the U.S. Congress includes queers in a youth suicide prevention bill, Taiwan’s leading anti-LGBTQ group slams a Dutch gay children’s book, Pete plays Mike for Kamala’s debate prep,...
Aftershocks continue in the wake of the pardon of a U.S. Marine killer of a Filipina trans-woman; LGBTQ’s mourn the loss of “notorious” ally Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hong Kong’s High Court hands same-gender couples one win and one loss, a U.S. judge makes spousal rights retroactive for pre-equality same-gender couples, a U.K. Employment Tribunal protects gender variance under the Equality Act, Chick-fil-A flops after their San Antonio Airport flap, and more global LGBTQ news!
Emma's Revolution read Carson and Millay; Northern Ireland promises to ban conversion therapy, Russia’s parliament considers transgender erasure, Duterte pardons “Ganda’s” killer, the Trump administration supports Catholic school job rights bias, a Polish-German bridge becomes the pathway to Pride, Uganda’s top homophobe is toppled by voters, Georgia Methodist “misfits” divorce the denomination over marriage equality and queer clergy, and more global LGBTQ news!
Gay youth finds identity time in quarantine; sarcasm shines in queer future short stories; rediscovering trans activist Marsha P Johnson; Poland’s homophobic high tide met with Krakow's Equality March, Indonesian authorities raid a Jakarta “gay party”, U.S. appeals courts protect queer health and families, lawsuits challenge Trump on queer and Native foster care, Jacob Blake’s trans cousin speaks out, and more global LGBTQ news!