Hockney’s Life & “Lavender Scare”

The Lavender Scare examines the 1950’s purge of gay and lesbian U.S. federal employees, the witch hunt that was no match for the fearless Frank Kameny!

Catherine Cusset’s biography Life of David Hockney gets fictional to paint the famed gay artist!

Britain’s Parliament advances Northern Ireland marriage equality, Botswana’s government appeals queer sex decriminalization, Pride comes to Tblisi in defiant March of Dignity, rights groups challenge South Korea’s military gay sex ban, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of July 15, 2019

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NewsWrap: July 15

Britain’s House of Commons gives Northern Ireland a deadline to move toward marriage equality or Parliament will, Botswana’s government will appeal the High Court’s ruling overturning laws banning same-gender sex, two dozen brave activists defy threats of violence to march with Pride  in Georgia’s capital, the United Nations Human Rights Commission continues the special independent expert’s work for LGBTQ+ people, and more! See this week’s Complete Program Summary for transcript.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Australia’s Queer Archives

The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives preserves chronicles of queer life!

Lesbian lyricist Katherine Lee Bates lifts U.S. patriotism in a Rainbow Minute!

Top U.S. court will consider LGBTQ job rights, gay Tunisian activist runs for president, Polish officials probe firing of homophobic IKEA worker, threatened tour guide cancels queer Ethiopian excursion, Pride brew supports tear-gassed Turkish activists, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of July 8, 2019

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NewsWrap: July 8

The U.S. Supreme Court announces that it will hear cases to determine whether federal law protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination, Tunisian lawyer and activist Mounir Baatour becomes the first out presidential candidate in the Arab world, furniture giant IKEA takes heat in Poland after a store fires an employee for homophobic posts, World Pride celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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Written by Greg Gordon & Lucia Chappelle
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Dems Debate & News2Music

Democratic hopefuls debate for the Party’s U.S. presidential nomination, and “Mayor Pete” holds his own!

Country music star Ty Herndon came out … and now his first big hit is out, too!

YouTube’s singing satirist Randy Rainbow roasts A Very Stable Genius!

Anti-trans hate crime stats shock the U.K., black civil rights lawyer to head HRC, Pride celebrated in Kyiv, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv and Paris, Trump still dishonors the rainbow flag, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 24, 2019

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NewsWrap: July 1

81% rise in anti-trans hate crime stats reported in the U.K., the Human Rights Campaign names its first non-white president, Kyiv’s biggest Pride parade, Sao Paulo Pride takes on  Bolsonaro, Neil Patrick Harris’ starring role inTel Aviv Pride, Paris Pride unveils rainbow flag-maker plaque, and more!  See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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Written by Greg Gordon & Lucia Chappelle
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Moran’s Politics & Pre-Pride Pictures

Grassroots Guatemalan lesbian-feminist Congresswoman Sandra Morán takes off the gloves!

The latest offering in the Juliana series by Vanda tells a pre-Stonewall story, and early rabble-rousers pave the way to rebellion in a Rainbow Minute!

LGBTQ refugees forced back into queer-bashing Kenyan camp, Malaysia’s P.M. spurns marriage equality, top U.S. homophobe to take “religious freedom” global, the latest Gallup Poll reveals pro and con opinions on U.S. trans rights, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 24, 2019

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NewsWrap: June 24

LGBTQ asylum seekers in Kenya taken back to camp where homophobic assaults took place, Malaysia’s Prime Minister says queer couples can’t marry because they can’t procreate, Family Research Council leader elected head of U.S. “religious freedom” commission, Gallup poll finds U.S. support for trans service members but fear of bathrooms, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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Folau Fouls on Faith!

Australian star rugby player Israel Folau focuses his “religious freedom” on obstructing LGBTQ rights, but does the law tackle his testimony? An extended report by Sydney correspondent Barry McKay includes comments by Michael Barnett, Israel Folau, Raelene Castle, Senator Eric Abetz, Cameron Clyne, Giuseppe Carabetta, Ian Roberts and Tuiloma Lina Samu.

Botswana’s High Court overturns laws criminalizing consensual adult same-gender sex, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court opens civil marriage to same-gender couples, Iran’s Foreign Minister defends executions of people for being LGBTQ, the Vatican’s guidance on education rejects modern gender identity theory, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 17, 2019

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NewsWrap: June 17

Botswana’s High Court overturns laws criminalizing consensual adult same-gender sex, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court opens civil marriage to same-gender couples, Iran’s Foreign Minister defends executions of people for being LGBTQ, the Vatican’s guidance on education rejects modern gender identity theory, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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