Queering the Beeb!

BBC History Manager John Escolme looks back at the legendary broadcaster’s queer coverage (part 1 of 2).

U.S. lawsuits target Trump’s rights rollbacks, Ghana’s top imam uses the pandemic to condemn queer people, COVID-19 strikes down LGBTQ events worldwide, social distance “protects” kids from Drag Queen Story Hours, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 23, 2020

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NewsWrap: Mar. 23

One lawsuit challenges the U.S. State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights and another targets bias at Health and Human Services, Illinois ready to elect its first trans judge and to overthrow an anti-LGBTQ Democratic congressman, Pride events fall victim to COVID-19, Ghana’s chief imam finds a homophobic opportunity in a coronavirus warning, and more!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Curing Canada & Mousy Inclusion!

Canada takes on “conversion therapy” for minors.

Queer youth OutCasters give Disney’s LGBTQ inclusion a “D” for deceptive.

An almost-forgotten black queer artist is honored in a Rainbow Minute.

Coronavirus kills queer events worldwide, Ghana bans West Africa’s first LGBTQ conference, Australia’s top Anglican opposes the Religious Discrimination Bill, U.K. appeals court rejects gender-neutral passports, Swiss “swing” wrestling champ frees himself from closet fears, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 9, 2020

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NewsWrap: Mar. 16

COVID-19 social distance restrictions cause the cancelations and postponements of major LGBTQ events around the world, the government of Ghana bans Pan Africa ILGA conference due to conservative religious pressure, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia Dr. Philip Freier and other faith leaders join rights groups against the Religious Discrimination Bill, the U.K. Court of Appeal says a non-binary person must identify as either “M” or “F” for a passport, and more!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Mercury Casts a Vote!

Will a Mercury Retrograde cause upheaval at the ballot box? In this TWO Web Extra, gay astrologer/author Colin Bedell (Queer Cosmos: The Astrology Of Queer Identities & Relationships) tells our John Dyer V about the cosmic opportunities — and surprises — in store for US voters next November!

Hear Part 1 of our interview with Colin Bedell on our March 2 show!

Hear Part 2 of our interview with Colin Bedell on our March 9 show!

Wisdom From Above!

Gay astrologer/author Colin Bedell liberates love in the Queer Cosmos!

U.S. Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sides with Jesus against religious bias!

Lesbian albatrosses flip males the bird in a Rainbow Minute!

U.S. primary elections yield rainbow results, Lipa and Smith Mardi Gras in Sydney, Staten Island Irish banish their bi beauty queen, a Texas lesbian school teacher accepts $100,000 to settle her bias lawsuit, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 9, 2020

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NewsWrap: March 9

An unprecedented field of LGBTQ candidates chalk up victories in 14 U.S. state primary elections, 200,000 people join afterparty headliners Dua Lipa and Sam Smith for Sydney, Australia’s annual Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, Miss Staten Island comes out as bisexual and is quickly barred from the New York borough’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a Texas lesbian public school teacher wins a $100,000 settlement in her federal job discrimination lawsuit, and more!

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Goodbye Pete & Hello “Cosmos”!

Mayor Pete Buttigieg bows out, but still inspires a 9-year-old gay boy!

Gay astrologer and author Colin Bedell charts the Queer Cosmos!

“LGBT-Free Zones” proliferate in Poland, religious-based bias and queer family rights to clash at U.S. Supreme Court, Israel’s high court sanctions surrogacy for queer couples, homophobic Croatians burn gay family in effigy, Kenya and the UAE ban Bollywood’s landmark gay boyfriend rom-com, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 2, 2020

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NewsWrap: March 2

Local governments covering a third of Poland’s people declare their jurisdictions “free from LGBTQ ideology” and pass “no promo homo” laws, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving LGBTQ people’s right to be parents, Israel’s high court opens surrogacy to single men and same-gender couples, a cheering crowd burns the likeness of a gay couple and their child to cap a pre-Lent carnival in Croatia, and more!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Divisive Loyalties

With gay Ambassador Richard Grenell tapped for President Trump’s dirty work, international law professor Daniel Drezner and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline sound the alarm, but Congressman Jim Himes believes there’s nothing to fear — who’s right?

Reports from Alabama this week in 2015 and comments from President Barack Obama, homophobic GOP Senate hopeful Roy Moore, and lesbian married couple Tori and Shanté Wolfe-Sisson take on new meaning five years later.

A Rainbow Minute tribute to Acclaimed American Sculptor Edmonia Lewis (produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and read by Ana Edwards).

Indonesia considers forced rehab for “deviants,” Vietnam schools flunk LGBTQ lesson planning, Mormons pronounce punishment for gender transition, prospective U.S. First Gentleman Chasten Buttigieg defends his hubby, Warren diss-misses Pence, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 24, 2020

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