“KAMP” & Grammy Grrls!

Queer women Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Cardi B, St. Vincent and Brandi Carlile put the “Grr” in Grammy!

The unique Dutch-created theater piece KAMP immerses audiences in the concentration camp experience!

And in NewsWrap: same-gender couples challenge Japan’s marriage inequality, Taiwanese and Swiss legislators grapple with queer couples questions, Chile, Honduras and Cayman Islands courts contend with nuptial equity, Auckland celebrates its Big Gay Out, Buttigieg cautions Colbert about Pence, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 18, 2019

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Unions Stated & “Art Damage”

Pose star Billy Porter snaps at Trump’s State of the Union (and we acknowledge Democratic SOTU respondent Stacey Abrams)!

Devin Tait’s Valentine’s Day gift, Anyone Can Break Somebody’s Heart featuring a nothing-to-laugh-at diva performance by LGBT comedy queen Wendy Ho, tops his new synth-pop album, Art Damage (interviewed by Matty McLaughlin)!

Poland’s gay pol Springs into action, a bill to protect trans military service members is promoted in the U.S. Congress, sex law repeal unmasks Mumbai Pride, Brazilian distributor disappears Boy Erased, kids with queer parents fair better in two new studies, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 11, 2019

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Queerland Security

Australia’s suicide prevention group Black Rainbow opens doors for queer indigenous youth, and activist/athlete/model Casey Conway works to build their self-esteem (with Barry McKay in Sydney)!

Jussie Smollett survives a hate attack and fights back, then Ellen Page turns on Pence with a demand that people “connect the dots”!

Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of homophobic hate speech, Russian activists demand answers on Chechnya’s queer purge, Trump administration undermines more LGBTQ rights, Yangon Pride defies Myanmar’s anti-gay sex laws, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 4, 2019

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SCOTUS Trans Ban Twist

Untangle this week’s U.S. Supreme Court military trans ban ruling to lift some — but not all — of the injunctions against it!

Old Bible stories get new life in Janet Mason’s They (reviewed by Vanda, author of the Juliana Series).

And in NewsWrap: Angola sheds its “vices against nature” law, Japan top court uphold forced trans sterilization for legal identity changes, queer Brazilian lawmaker Jean Wyllys flees death threats, Hoosier Pete Buttigieg’s gay hat is tossed into the U.S. presidential ring, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 21, 2019

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Talking Transgender: The Military Ban

Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service, This Way Out’s first live event brought together a panel of activists to discuss the pressing issues facing the trans community around the world. In this excerpt from Talking Transgender: A Global Rally Cry, they talked about the prospects for arguing challenges before the high court, and about the larger implications of trans exclusion from the military.

Full coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on the January 27th edition of This Way Out!

Streets Women & Recording Races!

Traversing the intersectionalities at the third annual Women’s March with trans entertainer/activist Laverne Cox in Los Angeles!

Rainbow artists seeking Grammy glory get nomination kudos from This Way Out Music Focus maestro Steve Sims!

And in NewsWrap: Lithuania’s top court finds residence rights for queer foreign marrieds, El Salvador court deals marriage equality setback, renewed Chechen purge nets 40 and kills two, U.S. Christian haters oppose inclusive anti-lynching bill, Pences pout over grade school bias, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 21, 2019

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Rainbow Globes & All For ONE

LGBTQ history is safe in the hands of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives!

Hollywood celebrates a rainbow of Golden Globe Awards with Ben Whishaw, Darren Criss, Brad Simpson, Rami Malek, and Graham King!

Chechnya continues its anti-queer purge, homophobic Dutch Christians issue an “unclean” manifesto, Israeli doctors are barred from “curing” same-gender attraction, a U.S. federal judge dresses down Drag Queen Story Hour plaintiffs, a biased Colorado baker adds a trans layer to his cake crimes, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 14, 2019

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