Recalling the bookstore storm that brought Canada a reading rainbow!
Janet Mason takes a novel look at queer life in the Middle East!
A Rainbow Minute profiles the 1956 gay Olympian who never was! Australia's marriage equality plebiscite meets political chaos, a Texas
judge blocks Obama's trans student guidelines, court order clogs
HB2's plumbing as Charlotte Pride overfloweth,
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A This Way Out special edition hosted by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
In a little over a decade, LGBT Americans went from being outlaws to having in-laws.
Three landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings – each announced on June 26th in their respective years – took gays and lesbians from decriminalization to civil marriage.
This 65-minute U.S. LGBT history keepsake recalls the 2013 demise of DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act – the high court decision that opened the door to the justices' marriage equality ruling in 2015. But first, laws against private consensual adult same-gender lovemaking had to be struck down – and the Supreme Court did that on June 26th, 2003.
Featuring the voices of: Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Legal Director and lead attorney in the Lawrence v. Texas case RUTH HARLOW, and JENNIFER PIZER of the group's San Francisco office; litigants JOHN LAWRENCE and TYRON GARNER and their local Houston attorney MITCHELL KATINE; KATE KENDALL of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; out San Francisco Supervisor TOM AMMIANO; Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance President ROGER WEDELL; PETER SPRIGG of the Family Research Council; ROBERT KNIGHT of the Culture and Family Institute; National Clergy Council President REV. ROB SCHENCK; "Moral Majority" televangelist REV. JERRY FALWELL; long time Houston gay activist RAY HILL; queer journalist/commentator REX WOCKNER; American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director ANTHONY ROMERO; New York Congressman JARROLD NADLER; victorious Windsor v. U.S. DOMA attorney ROBERTA KAPLAN and plaintiff EDITH WINDSOR; victorious Prop 8 attorney TED OLSON and plaintiff couples
KRIS PERRY & SANDY STIER and PAUL KATAMI & JEFF ZARRILLO; San Francisco City Attorney DENNIS HERRERA; out California State Assembly Speaker JOHN PEREZ; California Attorney General KAMALA HARRIS; Los Angeles Mayor ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA; marriage equality case lead plaintiff JAMES OBERGEFELL; U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA; KELLIE FIEDOREK of the Alliance Defending Freedom; EVAN WOLFSON of Freedom to Marry; out California State Senator MARK LENO; California Lieutenant Governor GAVIN NEWSOM; victorious Obergefell v. Hodges attorneys MARY BONAUTO and DOUGLAS HALLWARD-DRIEMEIR; black trans activist ANDREA JENKINS; Slate's DAHLIA LITHWICH; MSNBC's RACHEL MADDOW; GOP presidential wannabes TED CRUZ, MIKE HUCKABEE and DONALD TRUMP; humor by JON STEWART, STEPHEN COLBERT, and JIMMY KIMMEL; coverage by DAVID TAFFET, BRYAN GOEBEL, JD DOYLE, DIXIE TREICHEL, and Pacifica Radio News reporters ALICE OLLSTEIN, MARK MERICLE and CHRISTOPHER MARTINEZ; and music by ROMANOVSKY & PHILLIPS, ELVIS PRESLEY, KATE SMITH, THE CHICAGO GAY MEN'S CHORUS, FRANK SINATRA, JESSE EISENBERG, THE GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON, R.E.M., and ARRO VERSE.
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"FROM OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS!" Special Edition
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COURTING MARRIAGE 2014
By the end of 2013, 14 states and the District of Columbia had opened civil marriage to same-gender couples. How did those numbers more than double in 2014? This special half-hour tries to the answer that question: "Courting Marriage 2014" features Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fischer; 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Richard Posner, Ann Claire Williams & David Hamilton; legal eagles Camilla Taylor and Kenneth Falk; "BuzzFeed's"Chris Gender; Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson; MSNBC'sRachel Maddow; The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer; Comedy Central'sStephen Colbert; Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner; Newsy'sChristian Bryant; NPR'sNina Totenberg; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... with music by Romanovsky & Phillips and Arro Verse.
His partner for the last 10 years of his life Walter Naegle discusses with "This Way Out" correspondent Vash Boddie the work and legacy of Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s openly gay organizer of 1963's historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; and trailblazing lesbian-feminist activist Karla Jay recounts her early days in the New York feminist/LGBT movements with our Steve Pride.
PRIDE ON SCREEN 2015
Steve Pride’s annual countdown of his favorite LGBT films of the year became a sit down this time with two of his favorite people behind what he called an exciting year in queer cinema. In Part One, he chats with KATHY WOLFE, founder and CEO of WOLFE VIDEO, now in its 30th year in business, about the ever-changing world of queer film distribution; and in Part Two, Hollywood heartthrob and formerly closeted actor/singer TAB HUNTER chats with Steve about his long and varied show biz career.
Bi indie music icon Ani DiFranco asks "Which Side Are You On?"
The bi feminist indie icon visits with Rosie Wilby on Resonance-FM's "Out in South London" to discuss how she got into the music biz and her early career — including gigs in London at age 19 that first billed her as "Arne" — why she created her own record label, Righteous Babe, to keep her fiercely independent, the challenges of touring, and the "cameo" by legendary singer/songwriter Pete Seeger on her 17th studio album, "Which Side Are You On?" (includes the title track and "Amendment").
A CONVERSATION WITH HARVEY MILK
In March 1978 now-"This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon traveled to Northern California to interview newly elected San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. Their conversation covered civil rights activism, politics, and some of the gay personalities of the day. The Oscar-winning movie generated renewed interest in this historic figure. And, as you'll hear in this illuminating and highly entertaining half-hour interview with the pioneering LGBT civil rights hero, much of what Harvey had to say still resonates today.
AUDIOFILE 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW
With bluesy/jazzy/country/pop/rock from the personal to the whimsical to the political, the music of Sonia & disappear fear ("Blood, Bones & Baltimore"), Ryan States ("Strange Town"), Roger Mapes ("House of Joy"), Kevin Wong ("The Pink in the Grey"), Sean Wiggins ("Naked Thursdays"), Avi Wisnia ("Something New"), Kristie Stremel ("Color of Stars") and Mike Rickard ("Sweat") is proudly featured in the "AUDIOFILE 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW" (written, produced and hosted by JD Doyle, Chris Wilson, Pam Marshall and Christopher David Trentham).
STRANGER THAN STRAIGHT
The legendary American DJ known as "Dr. Demento" raised audio kitsch to an artform. As "Nurse Pimento", the late Southern California gay activist and radio producer David Fradkin added his own kind of spice to pursuing the peculiarities of popular culture in this early 1980s half-hour production, which features some offbeat queer words and music from Carroll "Archie Bunker" O'Connor, Groucho Marx, Perry Como, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Noel Coward, the poignant self-aware words of Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank, Bessie Smith singing, and her niece Ruby telling interviewer Chris Albertson about, their especially entertaining visit to a "Buffet Flat" -- and more!
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THE NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN & GAY RIGHTS RADIO DOCUMENTARY
This "audio scrapbook" of the first-ever national LGBT march and rally in the U.S. capital on October 14, 1979, produced by "This Way Out" Associate Producer Lucia Chappelle and Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon, illuminates the problems and the passion of the first demonstration of its kind. As rich with the music and culture of the period as it is with the politics, the hour traces the event from the initial planning conference and some activists' heartfelt and sometimes humorous cross-country trip to D.C. on a "Freedom Train" to the big day itself, and its coverage (or lack thereof) in the conventional media.
Alive with the sounds from the streets, this documentary, produced by "This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon, captures the enormous impact on the queer community of the November 1978 assassinations of openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and gay-friendly Mayor George Moscone. The "diminished capacity" defense (since eliminated legislatively) made it possible for former Supervisor Dan White to receive a very lenient sentence for the dual murders, a decision that sent shockwaves through the Castro District and led to what became known as the "White Night Riots." This fast-paced hour tracks the entire story through and including White's eventual suicide, with comments by many leading lesbian and gay activists and journalists of the time, and riveting thematic music by the Tom Robinson Band.
THE BIGGEST QUEER NEWS OF 2003
A keepsake collection of more than an hour of "This Way Out" reports during a landmark year for LGBT progress, with the voices of many of the activists involved, covering the advent of legal same gender marriage in Canada, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning state sodomy laws, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision opening legal marriage to queer couples, and a P-FLAG mom's "on scene" account of and sound from the historic consecration of openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson.
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