Sydney’s World Pride Bid!

Sydney, Australia is hot to host World Pride 2023, and organizers Kate Wickett and Nana Miss Koori (a.k.a. Graham Simms) tell correspondent Barry McKay how they plan to argue their case!

The Australian government proposes protections for religious bigotry, Victoria reforms state trans birth certificate rules, Oaxaca lawmakers approve marriage equality, Istanbul nixes the third annual “Queer Olympix,” “Straight Pride” parades hate in Modesto and Boston, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 2, 2019

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NewsWrap: Sept. 2

A draft Religious Discrimination Bill would legalize anti-LGBTQ faith-based bias in Australia, the Mexican state of Oaxaca opens civil marriage to same-gender couples, Istanbul’s third annual Queer Olympix games are banned at the last minute, counter-protesters far outnumber participants at a “Straight Pride Rally” in Modesto, California, 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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Afronte!

Brazil’s proudly homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro has stepped in to order the national film agency ANCINE to withdraw financial support for a five-episode TV series Afronte, written and directed by Bruno Victor and Marcus Azevedo. Here’s a trailer for the documentary short version of the series. A group of queer Brazilian filmmakers is reportedly planning to file a legal challenge to the new policy.

Fiction and Documentary style come together to display the process of empowerment and transformation of Victor Hugo, a black gay young men who lives in the suburbs of DF, Brazilian Capital. His story comes along with interviews of other young men, which stories review different forms of resilience, in discourses of valorizing the young black gay men.

Faeries at 40!

Radical gay men like Don Kilhefner and the late Mark Thompson have been believing in Faeries for 40 years this week, and in a 2009 conversation they recalled how it all began!

A Rainbow Minute that’s as Gay as Gertrude Stein!

And in NewsWrap: Chinese lawmakers reject equal marriage, the Palestinian Authority bans pro-LGBTQ events in the West Bank, Brazil’s Bolsonaro blocks funding for a gay TV series, a U.S. Justice Dept. Supreme Court brief argues against discrimination protections for trans people, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 26, 2019

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NewsWrap: August 26

Chinese lawmakers have no intention of changing marriage laws to include same-gender couples, a Nablus queer get-together leads the Palestinian Authority to ban pro-LGBTQ events in the West Bank, President Jair Bolsonaro orders Brazil’s film agency to withdraw funding for a TV series about gay black men, the U.S. Department of Justice files a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that federal law does not protect trans people from employment discrimination, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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De Waal’s Saga & Beeching’s Bible

Breaking down the walls with Peter De Waal, the pioneering Dutch-born activist whose life is a chronicle of the LGBTQ+ movement in Australia!

British lesbian Christian rocker Vicky Beeching’s coming out bible debate with U.S. evangelical homophobe Scott Lively five years on!

Queer content creators take YouTube bias to court, the EuroCourt considers its own “gay cake case,” Trump wants to free religious employers to practice bigotry, an adoption process probe forces gay Russian dads and their kids to flee, queer Chinese couples bond through a legal loophole, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 19, 2019

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NewsWrap: August 19

YouTube’s star queer creators sue the platform and its parent Google for suppressing LGBTQ-positive content, a Belfast baker’s refusal to make a marriage equality cake lands the religious freedom issue in the European Court of Human Rights, the Trump Labor Department plans to roll back Obama’s LGBTQ workplace protections using the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a Colorado baker, U.S. trans student activist Gavin Grimm wins his four-year campus bathroom case, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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