LGBTQ History Beat!

Outcasting Overtime queer youth stress the importance of closing the queer history gap, so we grant their wish with filmmaker John Waters and LGBTQ rappers Age of Consent!

The Pet Shop Boys’ new EP Give Stupidity A Chance parodies politics!

Spend a Rainbow Minute on Whale Cay, Joe’s Private Island!

Bhutan and San Marino advance LGBTQ rights, a gay Hong Kong government worker wins court-ordered spousal benefits, death threats greet a U.S. gay tour’s Ethiopian adventure, Texas sues San Antonio over its Chick-fil-A nix, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 10, 2019

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NewsWrap: June 10

Bhutan’s National Assembly votes to repeal anti-LGBTQ sex laws, sexual orientation-based discrimination protections win in San Marino referendum, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rules that a gay government worker’s spousal benefits, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church predicts violence will greet queer tourists, and more! 

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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“Cruising” Confessional!

Alex Espinoza explores the radical art of  Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime!

A Rainbow Minute recalls the beginnings of Gay Pride Worldwide!

Hong Kong’s High Court cans criminal gay sex laws, the W.H.O. cures its gender identity terms, Pakistan has its first transgender Human Rights Ministry staffer, the U.S. Supreme Court endorses school district trans-sensitive bathroom policies, two Stonewall vets get a “monumental” tribute, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 3, 2019

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NewsWrap: June 3

Hong Kong’s High Court strikes down laws criminalizing consensual adult gay sex, the UN’s World Health Organization drops “transgender” from its catalog of “mental disorders,” Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister hires the agency’s first transgender employee, the U.S. Supreme Court refuses a challenge to rulings supporting a school district’s right to establish trans-friendly bathroom policies, and more international LGBTQ news!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon with Lucia Chappelle
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Toilet Troubles & Cruise Culture!

Outcasting Overtime trans teens bravely battle bathroom bias!

Discover the culture of cruising on a guided tour to Alex Espinoza’s intimate history of a radical pastime!

Celebrate renowned gay poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday!

Brazil’s top court makes anti-queer bias a crime, same-gender sex remains outlawed in Kenya, a Tunisian appeals court rules that an LGBTQ rights group can exist, Taiwan witnesses the first same-gender marriages in Asia, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of May 27, 2019

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NewsWrap: May 27

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal ranks homophobic and transphobic discrimination with criminal racism, Kenya’s High Court keeps anti-queer sex laws, Tunisia’s Court of Appeal upholds LGBTQ organization’s right to exist, same-gender couples begin marrying in Taiwan, and more international LGBTQ news!

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Written by Greg Gordon
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“Diminished Capacity”

A 45-minute radio documentary by Greg Gordon … for your donation of $50 (US) to This Way Out!

Alive with the sounds from the streets, this documentary captures the enormous impact on the queer community of the November 1978 assassinations of openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and gay-friendly Mayor George Moscone. The “diminished capacity” defense made it possible for former Supervisor Dan White to receive a very lenient sentence for the dual murders — a decision that sent shockwaves through the Castro District and led to what became known as the “White Night Riots.”

This fast-paced 45 minutes tracks the entire story through and including White’s eventual suicide, with comments by many leading lesbian and gay activists and journalists of the time, and riveting thematic music by the Tom Robinson Band.

(Excerpts from this program are featured on This Way Out, May 20, 2019.)

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“White Night” Plus 40

Forty-year-old echoes of the outrage that overflowed into the streets of San Francisco’s LGBTQ community in response to the lenient sentence given the Moscone/Milk assassin!

Taiwan leads Asian nations in legalizing same-gender marriage, more Mexican states equalize marriage, U.S. House passes Equality Act to a surly Senate, Chick-fil-A gets fried for its “higher calling” to hate, one Aussie athlete kicked out while one comes out, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of May 20, 2019

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NewsWrap: May 20

Taiwan leads all Asian nations in legalizing same-gender marriage, federal anti-discrimination Equality Act passes from US House to poor Senate prognosis, Chick-fil-A gets fried for its “higher calling” to hate, Australian rugby star fired for anti-LGBTQ speech while soccer player comes out, and more international LGBTQ news!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon with Lucia Chappelle
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