Filmmaker PJ Raval (“Call Her Ganda”) and Filipina activist Naomi Fontanos discuss the broad implications of Duterte’s pardon of the U.S. Marine who killed trans woman Jennifer Laude!
LGBTQ’s mourn the loss of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, same-gender couples win and lose in Hong Kong High Court, a U.S. judge makes rights retroactive for pre-equality queer couples, U.K. Equality Act found to protect gender variance, Chick-fil-A flip-flops in San Antonio Airport flap, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 21, 2020
Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is mourned by human rights advocates around the world, Hong Kong’s High Court rules for queer partner inheritance but rejects foreign same-gender marriages, a U.S. federal judge rules that surviving longterm same-gender partners who were unable to legally marry qualify for spousal benefits, a U.K. Employment Tribunal finds that the Equality Act protects non-binary and gender-fluid workers from employment discrimination, England’s new required LGBTQ-inclusive sex education causes even pro-queer parents concern, Chick-fil-A decides against landing at San Antonio International Airport after controversy!
Pat Humphries and Sandy O of Emma’s Revolution brought environmentalist Rachel Carson and literary icon Edna St. Vincent Millay to “This Way Out’s” Global Queer READ-In — and the folk duo perform a song based on a Millay poem!
Northern Ireland promises to ban conversion therapy, Russia’s parliament considers transgender erasure, Duterte pardons “Ganda’s” killer, Trump administration supports Catholic schools’ jobs bias, Polish-German bridge becomes pathway to Pride, Uganda’s top homophobe is toppled by voters, Georgia Methodist “misfits” divorce the denomination, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 14, 2020
Northern Ireland government ministers take the initiative against debunked conversion therapy, Russia’s “no promo homo” sponsor proposes preventing trans people from changing their birth certificates, Philippines President Duterte pardons the U.S. Marine who murdered transwoman Jennifer Laude, the U.S. Justice Dept. sides with the Catholic Church against LGBTQ employees’ rights, defiant Pride marchers cross a bridge between homophobic Poland and liberated Germany, Uganda’s leading homophobic parliamentarian loses a run-off election, a Savannah, Georgia United Methodist Church leaves the denomination ahead of the official split over queer inclusion!
“Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel” in Julian K. Jarboe’s collection of short stories about future worlds where queer sarcasm shines (reviewed by Queer Life and Lit commentator Janet Mason).
OutCasting Overtime youth commentator Lucas turns social distancing into an opportunity for self-reflection and nurturing his unique identity (produced by Marc Sophos).
Legendary trans activist Marsha P. Johnson is honored in New York and New Jersey, and a rare 1970 recording of her is discovered (archival sound courtesy of the Making Gay History podcast).
And in NewsWrap: 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 international LGBTQ news reported this week by Tanya Kane-Parry and Brian DeShazor (produced by Brian DeShazor).
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 7, 2020
Polish Catholic Bishops suggest queer “cure camps” as the Justice Minister pays for “LGBT Free Zones” and the Foreign Minister imagines gay cannibalistic pedophiles while thousands march for Equality in Krakow, nine alleged planners of a “gay party” in Jakarta face heavy prison sentences under Indonesia’s anti-pornography laws, the Trump administration loses US federal appeals decisions on LGBTQ healthcare protections and citizenship for a gay couple’s child born via surrogacy abroad, LGBTQ and tribal groups sue the Trump administration for eliminating tracking information that supports services for queer and Native American youth in foster care, and a trans cousin of police shooting survivor Jacob Blake stands up to hate to speak out for justice!
The Stonewall Hotel is keeping it alive in Sydney Australia during the pandemic thanks to its Promotions Manager Glenn Hansen/Candy Box!
Singing lesbian comic Jamie Anderson confesses her cable news crush in “Marry Me”!
The Australian Capital Territory and Anchorage, Alaska each act against conversion therapy, it’s the “End of the Rainbow” for ShanghaiPride, a Bosnian imam gives thanks for COVID over Pride, Hungary’s Orban marches with Poland’s homophobic Duda, another win for Virginia trans student Gavin Grimm’s school bathroom case, and more international LGBTQ news!.
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 31, 2020
Such far-flung places as the Australian Capital Territory and Anchorage, Alaska make the debunked practice of conversion therapy on minors a crime, pressure from the Chinese government forces ShanghaiPride organizers to announce the cessation of plans for future events, a high-profile Bosnian imam thanks Allah for the COVID-19 pandemic because it has forced the postponement of Sarajevo Pride, a pair of female Gentoo penguins hatch an egg in Valencia, Spain, and more!
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg deliver major speeches, and more queer people, issues and allies feature heavily at the virtual 2020 U.S. Democratic Party National Convention!
Byron Lane’s memories of “Leia” make for fabulous Hollywood fiction in his new novel, A Star is Bored!
Trump’s anti-trans healthcare rule is blocked by a federal court, trans student athletes block Idaho bias, gay dads fight the U.S. State Department for their baby’s citizenship, government torturers charged in “Uganda 20” case, balloons float a rainbow over the Kremlin, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 24, 2020
The Trump administration’s rule allowing religious healthcare providers to deny trans people services halted by federal injunction, the US State Department denies the citizenship of children born by surrogacy abroad to married gay couples, a human rights lawsuit and international condemnation leads to criminal charges against the officials who arrested and abused the homeless queer “Uganda 20,” a Putin opponent turned performance artist sails a rainbow flag with helium balloons over the Kremlin, and more!