Australia’s legendary DJ Sveta beats the odds before, during and after COVID-19!
Romanians revolt against ban on gender studies programs, Gabon’s legislature moves to dump year-old sodomy ban, three gay friends die in Reading’s terrorist knife attack, Australia’s Northern Territory gets nation’s first Indigenous gay Speaker of Parliament, queer litigators sue Trump for trans healthcare rollback, Milk’s “unsung” successor Britt dies, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 29, 2020
A new law prohibiting Romanian educational institutions from including gender studies programs brings hundreds of protesters to the presidential palace, the lower house of Gabon’s parliament votes to decriminalize same-gender sex, three men stabbed to death in the Reading terrorist attack were gay acquaintances, M.P. Chansey Paech makes history as the first gay indigenous Speaker of Parliament in Australia’s Northern Territory, and more!
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the employment rights of LGBTQ workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act! We turn to the experts, along with plaintiffs Gerald Bostock and the late Aimee Stephens for analysis of the ruling and its broader impact.
Lesbian musical duo Emma’s Revolution (joined by Reggie Harris) proclaim Our People Gonna Rise!
The United Nations calls for a global ban on conversion therapy, protesters confront Poland’s propaganda-prone president, U.S. gay dads win their baby’s citizenship rights, Missouri Episcopalians consecrate their first Black gay bishop, a Spanish crooner sings “out” loud, a Chilean basketballer is now “proud and free,” and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 22, 2020
A United Nations report calls for a global ban on debunked conversion therapy, activists demand an apology from Polish President Andrzej Duda for his homophobic re-election campaign, a U.S. federal judge rules that the daughter of a gay couple born via surrogate in Canada is a U.S. citizen, popular Spanish crooner Pablo Alborán and Chiléan pro basketball star Daniel Arcos each comes out, and more!
Dutch report reveals the continuing conversion therapy costs, Japanese prefecture outlaws “outing,” U.S. Republican Party peddles Trump’s anti-queer record as Pride, Wheeling, West Virginia elects state’s first transgender official, U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe joins LGBTQ notables supporting Black Lives Matter, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 15, 2020
Research by the Netherlands’ Health Ministry reveals more than a dozen practitioners of debunked “conversion therapy” and their negative impact on real people, Japan’s Mie prefecture enacts anti-bias protections for LGBTQ people and makes “outing” a crime, the U.S. Republican National Committee publicizes Trump’s pro-queer promises while ignoring his anti-queer policies, U.S. soccer’s Megan Rapinoe joins sports stars supporting police reform and opposing NCAA’s anti-trans Idaho venue, and more!
Queer Black Lives Matter on the anti-racism/anti-police brutality frontline! LGBTQ politicians and activists speak out on the historic uprising that began in the United States and has spread around the world!
Swiss lawmakers finally talk marriage equality, Panama’s equal marriage lawsuits languish in limbo, a Japanese judge rejects a murdered gay man’s spouse survivor benefits, Putin plays the queer card in his latest power play, Puerto Rico’s new Civil Code concerns rights activists, a French village elects the country’s first transgender mayor, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 8, 2020
Conservatives fail to stop the Swiss parliament’s marriage equality debate, Russian President Vladimir Putin pushes a referendum that would keep him in power until 2036 with an anti-marriage equality ad, Puerto Rico’s governor signs a new Civil Code that critics worry will undercut LGBTQ rights and threaten a woman’s right to choose, Marie Cau of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes becomes France’s first known transgender mayor, and more!
Writer and ACT UP co-founder Larry Kramer speaks for himself, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, playwright Tony Kushner, and activists/journalists Ann Northrop and Andy Humm pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late, great activist.
China and Hong Kong queer couples seek inheritance rights, gay Malaysian man challenges enforcement of Islamic sex laws, well-known Turkmen actor imprisoned for being gay, Zambia’s president pardons harshly-sentenced gay couple, Black gay bird-watcher clips dog-walking racist’s wings, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 1, 2020