Stranger Than Straight II!

“Nurse Pimento” uncovers even more hidden Hollywood queerness from Eydie Gorme, Danny Kaye, Sandy Dennis and George Segal, Noel Coward, and Bessie Smith and her sister Ruby!

A Rainbow Minute wanders through the whimsical world of Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales!

Over 100 busted in Kampala queer bar raid, riot police protect gay film premier in Tbilisi, Hong Kong Pride rallies despite parade ban, gay Malaysian men sentenced to canings and prison, drag reporter crashes Trump impeachment hearings, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 18, 2019

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NewsWrap: November 18

Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ oppression hits new high as 130 gay bar detainees face jail and fines, homophobic Georgian protesters are arrested for disrupting the Tbilisi premier of a gay-themed film, Hong Kong Pride rallies despite parade ban due to democracy protests, five gay Malaysians sentenced to caning-fines-jail for “attempted sex,” and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Stranger Than Straight!

“Nurse Pimento” brings pop culture peculiarities come out of the closet in a music and comedy confection featuring Carroll O’Connor, Groucho Marx, Perry Como, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, and Bing Crosby!

Cook Islands conservatives move to re-outlaw gay sex, a Cayman Islands appeals court overturns a marriage equality ruling, Panama’s president backs dumping reforms that deny marriage equality, two U.S. federal courts slam Trump’s “religious freedom” rules, two U.S. Supreme Court Justices meet with an anti-LGBTQ hate promoter, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 11, 2019

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NewsWrap: November 11

Parliament pressured to restore Cook Islands anti-gay sex laws to draft Crime Bill, Cayman Islands marriage equality ruling overturned, two US district courts reject new allowances for religious bias in healthcare denials, 100 out candidates gain US state and local offices, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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“Juno’s Swans” & Moira’s Stand

A teacher-activist grades Australia’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill!

Queer Life and Lit commentator Janet Mason reads gender optimism in Juno’s Swans!

Pride rises from the picket line in a Rainbow Minute!

A record Taiwan Pride crowd celebrates marriage equality, the U.S. allows religious bias in health services and adoptions, Bogota’s new lesbian mayor becomes Colombia’s #2, Scottish activists grill Chick-fil-A’s record of homophobic hate, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 4, 2019

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NewsWrap: Nov. 4

More than 200,000 celebrate Taiwan marriage equality at Taipei’s 17th annual LGBTQ Pride Parade, queer youth join protests against revisions to Panama’s constitution including hetero only marriage, Trump administration’s new rule lets Health and Human Services grant recipients discriminate based on religious belief, Bogota’s first female and lesbian mayor is Colombia’s second most powerful politician, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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“Analysis Paralysis” & “Arthur” Anxiety

A gay romantic comedy at the intersection of imagination and anxiety overcomes Analysis Paralysis with the courage to reach for love!

OutCasting Overtime queer youth critique Alabama’s censorship of a Public Television kids’ show based on the over-sexualizing of gay identity!

Mark Segal and his infamous TV zaps that influenced U.S. network coverage of LGBTQ people get an LGBTQ History Month tribute!

Emmy-nominated YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow turns his political parody prowess on Trump henchman Rudy Giuliani!

A Uganda mob drives 16 gay men into abusive police hands, Northern Ireland gets marriage equality by default, Australia’s Census disappears queers, Chick-fil-A takes the low road to Scotland, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 28, 2019

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NewsWrap: Oct. 28

A homophobic mob’s attack on a Ugandan LGBTQ group’s offices leads to the arrest and anal probing of 16 gay men, British Parliament action enacts marriage equality and relaxed reproductive rights laws in Northern Ireland, Australia’s Bureau of Statistics is under fire for dumping sexuality and gender identity questions from the 2021 Census forms, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s re-election is cheered by LGBTQ advocates in Canada, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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