A U.S. federal court judge has announced that the Trump administration was mistaken when it claimed last week that it could begin to implement the president’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
A slain Filipina trans-woman’s story survives, in part because of award-winning director PJ Raval’s moving documentary!
Botswana’s High Court hears queer sex ban challenge, Germany compensates anti-gay investigation targets, Poland’s far right ruling party pursues pre-election homophobia ploy, U.S. military prepares for transgender troop purge, Ireland’s gay P.M. serves salvo at Pence’s St. Pat’s breakfast, and more global LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 18, 2019
February and early March is Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season in Sydney. In 2017, a group of unique Aboriginal transgender women from the Tiwi Islands (off the “Top End” of the Northern Terrritory), who call themselves Sistagirls, made the exciting 2000-mile journey to Sydney to participate in Mardi Gras for the first time. This Way Out’s Barry McKay caught up with them before the parade.
The Tiwi Islands’ Sistagirls are doing it for themselves! Find out what happened when these Aboriginal transwomen participated in their first Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!
Pink tourism money still green in repressive Malaysia, Taiwan lawmakers test less-than-marriage equality proposal, U.S. military trans ban block bushwhacked, queer advances and setbacks in several U.S. states, Mr. Rogers’ neigh-BI-hood, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 11, 2019
Oscars and Indys honor queer-themed movie standouts!
Prayers for inclusion go unanswered in the United Methodist maelstrom over ordination and marriage rites!
Négar Djavadi’s Disoriental sees the swirl of world events through literary lesbian eyes!
Tunisia seeks to shutter queer advocacy group, transgender service members make U.S. Congressional history, British government blocks Northern Ireland marriage equality bill, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 4, 2019
The Front Runner has crossed the finish line: an obituary for famed author-activist Patricia Nell Warren.
Randy Rainbow’s latest musical parody channels Madonna to cut through Trump’s Border Lies!
Taiwan’s marriage equality proposal pleases no one, Nuevo Leon joins Mexico’s matrimonial equity states, U.S. ambassador targets global anti-same-gender sex laws, cops shift Smollett hate probe to false report charge, Serbia’s lesbian Prime Minister becomes proud mama, and more international LGBTQ news!
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Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 25, 2019
Queer women Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Cardi B, St. Vincent and Brandi Carlile put the “Grr” in Grammy!
The unique Dutch-created theater piece KAMP immerses audiences in the concentration camp experience!
And in NewsWrap: same-gender couples challenge Japan’s marriage inequality, Taiwanese and Swiss legislators grapple with queer couples questions, Chile, Honduras and Cayman Islands courts contend with nuptial equity, Auckland celebrates its Big Gay Out, Buttigieg cautions Colbert about Pence, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 18, 2019
Pose star Billy Porter snaps at Trump’s State of the Union (and we acknowledge Democratic SOTU respondent Stacey Abrams)!
Devin Tait’s Valentine’s Day gift, Anyone Can Break Somebody’s Heart featuring a nothing-to-laugh-at diva performance by LGBT comedy queen Wendy Ho, tops his new synth-pop album, Art Damage (interviewed by Matty McLaughlin)!
Poland’s gay pol Springs into action, a bill to protect trans military service members is promoted in the U.S. Congress, sex law repeal unmasks Mumbai Pride, Brazilian distributor disappears Boy Erased, kids with queer parents fair better in two new studies, and more international LGBTQ news!