NewsWrap: February 17

The Constitutional Court in Croatia rules that gays and lesbians have the right to become foster parents, a referendum to protect gays and lesbians under Swiss anti-hate and discrimination law passes with 63% of the vote, the tenure of gay Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will likely end with his Fine Gael party placing third in national elections, eight gay men captured in a raid on a birthday party in Mauritania get two-year prison sentences, and more!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Women Behind Bars: Bonus Track!

Tom Eyen and the Caffe Cino Years

with Robert Patrick

Renowned gay playwright Robert Patrick was part of the Off-Off Broadway theater scene that spawned Tom Eyen, author of Women Behind Bars. This Way Out’s Brian DeShazor and Patrick chat about those days and the original 1975 production of the play.

(Hear Brian’s feature on the recent Hollywood revival on our February 10th show!)

Women Behind Bars!

A backstage pass to visit the cast of the Hollywood revival of the 1975 cult classic Women Behind Bars!

Plus: The Musical Vision of Michael Tilson Thomas in a Rainbow Minute!

Tanzania’s life-threatening crackdown on gay men exposed, Mumbai activists rally rather than party due to Pride Parade ban, Melbourne’s 25th Midsumma celebrates state funding for Pride Center, Virginia’s LGBT people protected under civil rights laws, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 10, 2020

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NewsWrap: February 10

Human Rights Watch blows the whistle on Tanzania’s life-threatening crackdown on gay men, Mumbai activists rally in a designated “protest area” after police ban the annual Pride Parade, Melbourne celebrates its 25th annual Pride parade and increased state funding for its new Pride Center, Virginia’s legislature adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s civil rights laws, and more!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Court’s Critics & Grammy Glee!

Queer artists Tyler, the Creator, Tracy Young and Lil Nax X bring gusto to the Grammy Awards!

John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova backhand Margaret Court’s bigotry!

Plus: the declining State of Obama’s Union!

Gay couple sues India to civilize their sacred marriage, court order fails Croatian foster dads, U.S. state lawmakers target trans youth, Missouri politician disses drag queens, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 3, 2020

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NewsWrap: February 3

A religiously wedded gay couple sues for civil marriage equality in India, the Zagreb Social Welfare Center disregards a court order and denies a gay Croatian couple’s foster parent application anyway, South Dakota tops at least a dozen U.S. states considering bills to outlaw transition-related healthcare for minors, Missouri state Representative Ben Baker proposes defunding local libraries that host the popular events featuring drag queens reading stories and demonstrating diversity to young children, and more!

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Bordering on Shame

Transgender migrants trapped on both sides of the border by the U.S. asylum crisis speak out!

Famed photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston flirted with sex and gender!

South Korea’s first transgender soldier fights discharge, Israel abandons Russian orphans to anti-queer bias, Scotland’s Chick-fil-A lays an egg, Aussie Satanists claim rights under the proposed “Religious Discrimination Bill,” faint Pence praise promotes Trump’s impeachment, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 27, 2020

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