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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China Troubadours & Word!

A fond “Bon Voyage!” to Portland’s Gay Men’s Chorus as they head for a historic tour in China.

Outcasting Overtime confronts “the Q word” from the perspective of a new generation.

The Shadow President author analyzes the US Vice President’s prayerful politics.

Lagos birthday party arrests accelerate Nigeria’s anti-gay crackdown, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal imports judges for marriage equality hearing, Taiwan to undertake marriage equality vote, U.S. Supreme Court keeps Philly’s foster care bias ban in force, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 3, 2018

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Library Drags, Villains & Heroes

Louisiana librarians let kids check out diversity during Drag Queen Story Hour!

Queer Life and Lit commentator Janet Mason sails with Juliana to Paris, Adrift!

Randy Rainbow pins his hopes on Omarosa! … a flashback of then-Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 nomination acceptance speech — humor and history to soothe your Trump Distress Disorder!

Australia’s P.M. polka imperils equality prospects (with analysis by Barry McKay in Sydney), anti-queer Ghanaians organize “cure” facilities, a Hong Kong lesbian sues for partnership rights, Brazil’s closed Queermuseu reopening overwhelms protestors, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Sarah Sweeney (produced by Brian DeShazor, written by Greg Gordon).

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 27, 2018

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Q Dating Class & Counter-Trump

OutCasting Overtime queer teens conclude their two-part conversation about coming out and going out in high school.

The Trump resistance gains an emerging warrior and a potential weapon.

Germany’s “third gender” pitch falls short, Trump trashes job rights as a Colorado baker nixes a new cake, an Oklahoma trans 12-year-old is terrorized by other kids’ parents, Nigerian men busted for kissing plead “not gay,” calling homophobe Scott Lively a “crackpot bigot” is upheld on appeal, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 20, 2018

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Queer Teen Dating Distress!

LGBTQ high school kids dissect the distinct dilemmas of their social lives!

The secret song of famed Broadway lyricist Lorenz Hart!

Costa Rica’s top court orders slow-motion marriage equality, activists survive violent attacks in Armenia and Lithuania, a Russian teen is convicted of posting “gay propaganda,” St. Petersburg’s rainbow rally ends in arrests, belligerent Belfast Pride demands marriage equality, leading LGBTQ Danes snub the Trump appointed ambassador’s Pride reception, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 13, 2018

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