Blue Wave, Rainbow Tide

The election of queer Democrats adds color to the U.S. midterms!

Scotland puts queer culture in the books, election anxiety kills an LGBTQ Christian forum in Armenia, Indonesia’s latest round-up nets lesbians for “rehab,” Tanzanian terror continues despite denials, prominent voices bite the eraser off Trump’s trans-exclusion plans, Aussie ex-Judge Michael Kirby concedes to a 50th anniversary wedding, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 12, 2018

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Hope Trumps Hate

An indictment against Pres. Donald Trump issued by two young anti-hate OutCasters!

The LGTBQ tradition of finding shaky sanctuary in Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars!

Plus singing Nashville ally grandma Sherri Gray salutes queer pioneers!

Dar es Salaam’s Governor announces an all-out queer purge, a multi-national security group probes alleged Chechen atrocities, Taipei Pride is tempered by marriage equality anxiety, library books abound after a fiery Iowa “Drag Queen Story Time” protest, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 5, 2018

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#WontBeErased

Trump attacks trans existence on national and global fronts, and activists are ready to do battle!

Plus some musical hocus-pocus for a Happy Homo-we’en conjured by This Way Out Music Focus host Steve Sims!

Breaking news on Brazil’s presidential elections and Pittsburgh’s synagogue massacre … Britain’s Commons prods Northern Ireland on marriage equality, Chelsea Manning finally gets her surgery, a Russian teen wins his “no promo homo” appeal, fundamentalists shut down a Bali HIV/AIDS prevention event, a blessed event for Sydney’s penguin co-dads, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 29, 2018

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Aussie Politics Queered

A leaked report that targets LGBTQs in Australian religious schools fuels a dramatic power shift with an independent lesbian breaking the conservative Prime Minister’s parliamentary majority.

Pro-gay leftist chases far-right homophobe in Brazil’s presidential race, Honduran and Cuban presidents split on marriage equality, Uruguay’s trans people win broad rights  bill, cops and courage characterize Pride in Lublin and Montego Bay, Trumpsters tearful over “oppression” of white men, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 22, 2018

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The Book of Matthew

Remembering “the gay-bashing murder heard ’round the world,” we observe the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard with an updated broadcast of our coverage from October 1998.

Taiwan voters face dueling marriage referenda, Uganda official calls LGBTQ safe space a crime, Romania’s government proposes same-gender civil unions, Pristina Pride march gets Kosovo PM’s support, Tokyo bans anti-LGBTQ hate ahead of 2020 Olympics, U.K. top court turns frosty on pro-equality cake ruling, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 15, 2018

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Corday Sings & Deadly Bullying

This Way Out Music Focus: Steve Sims scans the career of star of songs on screen Jennifer Corday!

Queer youth demand adult action to stop bullying and suicide — now!

Plus: Murphy Brown’s Nik Dodani makes his U.S. late night TV stand-up comedy debut!

Human rights conferees evade a Lebanese security shutdown, Swiss lawmakers vote to make anti-queer bias a crime, Trump cheats foreign mission staffs’ same-gender partners, voter boycott defeats Romanian anti-equality referendum, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 8, 2018

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Queer Church Genesis

On the 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan Community Church, founder Rev. Troy Perry reflects on how his personal crisis and the historic Patch Raid combined to inspire the first openly LGBTQ Christian movement.

Romania’s high court and upcoming marriage vote clash, top U.N. officials stand up for queer humanity, the Inter-American Commission challenges Chile on marriage equality, U.S. Senators block religious bias in fostering and adoption, Kenya bows to Oscar by briefly screening Rafiki, Queen Elizabeth’s queer cousin ties the knot, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 1, 2018

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Emmy’s Night Out!

Honors and admonitions queer the air at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’s annual awards event. Also, Ross “The Intern” Mathews accepts accolades from GLAAD.

Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court alters sex laws to sidestep repeal, a Romanian referendum seeks to solidify hetero only marriage, Hong Kong acquiesces on spousal visas equality, Incheon’s first Pride march is marred by malevolent protestors, Serbia’s criticized lesbian P.M. joins Belgrade Pride, Bert and Ernie’s rumored romance is rekindled by a gay Sesame Street writer, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 24, 2018

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Ballroom, Books and Ballads

Gail Freedman’s Hot to Trot showcases queers competing for ballroom glory.

Gay singer Mike Rickard’s comeback champions at-risk LGBTQ youth with Six Queer Kids.

Evan Fallenberg’s The Parting Gift and Moshe Sakal’s The Diamond Setter reveal Middle Eastern life through gay voices.

An India-inspired celebrity challenges Singapore’s anti-gay sex law, Romanians to vote on same-gender civil marriage ban, Australia’s Senate condemns “conversion therapy,” and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 17, 2018

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Kavanaugh Crisis

Judge Brett Kavanaugh side-steps U.S. Supreme Court questions from Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and activists raise the civil rights alarm!

Outspoken trans kid Evie Macdonald schools Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on gender identity and self-determination.

YouTube star Randy Rainbow lends some satirical relief with If You Ever Got Impeached.

India’s colonial sodomy law falls at last, a lesbian couple is caned in a Malaysian courtroom, a dangerous homophobe leads Brazil’s presidential polls, Chelsea Manning overcomes Australia’s speaking tour denial, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 10, 2018

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