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.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly news and more

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

Continue reading “De Waal’s Saga & Beeching’s Bible”

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.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly news and more

Art, Love, Peace … and Guns?

Master performer John Kelly conquers theater as a man for all media with Time No Line!

OutCasting Overtime youth commentator ponders bisexual erasure!

The Rainbow Minute celebrates the 50th anniversary of history’s greatest music festival and The Man Who Saved Woodstock!

US terrorists target the LGBTQ community as mass shootings escalate and gun control measures are stalled in the Senate … but queer activists and allies remain committed to change!

Uruguay trans rights rollback defeated by apathy, Ireland’s P.M. parades his Pride in Belfast, queer ads spark Coke boycott in Hungary, Sydney City Councillor fined for vilifying gay neighbor, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 12, 2019

Continue reading “Art, Love, Peace … and Guns?”

NewsWrap: August 12

Voters fail to show up for Uruguay initiative to overturn pro-transgender laws, gay Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar goes to Northern Ireland to march for Pride, right-wing Fidesz Party MP István Boldog tells Hungarians to stop drinking Coca Cola because of its “Love is Love” ads, Sydney City Councillor Julie Passas has been fined for verbally harassing her gay neighbor over his rainbow flag, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly news and more

Straight “Pride” & Clinton Flashback!

A whole list of questions about Straight Pride events are raised by the young queers of OutCasting Overtime!

Once upon a time in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton’s political choices reveal insights into US politics today!

Victim Number One of the US ban on LGBT service members was discharged by George Washington himself in a Rainbow Minute!

Montenegro rejects same-gender couple rights, Warsaw court overrules anti-queer sticker, Justin Trudeau’s gay bar visit makes Canadian history, “Christian” Israel Folau files wrongful termination lawsuit against Rugby Australia, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 5, 2019

Continue reading “Straight “Pride” & Clinton Flashback!”

NewsWrap: August 5

Montenegro’s Parliament defeats a measure to legally recognize same-gender couples, a Warsaw District Court orders a rightwing Polish magazine to stop distributing “LGBT-Free Zone” stickers, P.M. Justin Trudeau becomes the first Canadian head of government to visit a gay bar, far-right Christian player Israel Folau sues Rugby Australia for unlawful termination over homophobic social media comments, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

Produced by Brian DeShazor
Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly news and more