Bartsch On Top & Holiday Music

The New York nightlife exploits of the avant-garde trendsetter are captured in the mesmerizing documentary Susanne Bartsch: On Top!

A tuneful queer time-travel tour traces holiday traditions with over two dozen out performers and plenty of This Way Out Music Focus tinsel!

Chile’s Supreme Court rules that marriage is a human right, South African lawmakers stop marriage officials from “opting out” of equality, Hungary and Poland quash a queer-inclusive E.U. declaration, Trump picks a new Justice mouthpiece from an anti-gay hate group, a fundamentalist Iowa fire-bug is charged for queer kids book-burning, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by John Dyer V and Carole Meyers (produced by Brian DeShazor, written by Greg Gordon).

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

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Repairing “Conversion”

Ex-ex-gay Australian author Anthony Venn-Brown challenges “the cure” and those who propagate it in his forthcoming book!

Europe’s human rights court slams Russia for banning Pride, a West Sumatra city joins Indonesia’s anti-queer crackdown, a Hong Kong rights bill fails as queer couples sue for housing, Bermuda and Taiwan continue marriage equality wrangling, a Puerto Rican lesbian couple spruces up Rockefeller Center, and more international LGBTQ news!

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

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Beyond Queer November

Queer November Remembered,” the November 26th This Way Out (our 1600th edition!) put the 1978 victory over California’s Briggs Initiative and the assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk into the context of the times. But there’s more to the story!

Alive with the sounds of the streets, Diminished Capacity captures the enormous impact of the Milk-Moscone murders on the queer community. This fast-paced 48-minute program tracks the entire story through the “White Night Riots” and including White’s eventual suicide, with comments by many leading lesbian and gay activists and journalists and riveting thematic music by the Tom Robinson Band.

During our “Scratch That Itch” 2018 Year End Campaign you can request a CD copy of both the “Queer November Remembered” program and Diminished Capacity for a donation of $50 or more.

For a donation of $75 or more, you can add to your request our exclusive half-hour interview with Harvey Milk himself!

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Queer November Remembered

Observing the 40th anniversary of the 1978 “Queer November to Remember” – from the first victory by US equality forces over an anti-LGBTQ ballot measure after a wave of defeats to the shocking assassination of one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials less than three weeks later.  By 1976, some “Gay Liberation” groups across the country had successfully promoted a few local anti-discrimination ordinances with little resistance, but then along came a former beauty queen and pop singer whose main gig at the time was pushing Florida Orange Juice …

No NewsWrap this week, but we have breaking marriage equality news from Bermuda and Taiwan!

Complete Program Summary for the week of November 26, 2018

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Blue Queers & Emma’s Revolution

LGBTQ candidates Kate Brown, Zach Wahls and Kyrsten Sinema ride the Democratic Party’s U.S. midterm “blue wave” to victory!

Melody and policy ignite a dynamic queer duo that gets the attention of This Way Out Music Focus!

The Caribbean Court of Justice quashes Guyana’s anti-trans law, Costa Rica’s top court puts lawmakers on a marriage equality clock, Tanzania risks aid dollars over its anti-queer crackdown, Trump’s Acting A.G. allegedly flimed-flam in Iowa, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 19, 2018

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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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