Chicago’s Mayor-Elect!

Lori Lightfoot, an African-American, lesbian, former prosecutor and police board president, has been elected mayor of Chicago by a stunning nearly 50-point landslide. Lightfoot is the first African-American woman and the first LGBTQ person to hold the office. Watch her victory speech:

Complete coverage of Lori Lightfoot’s election on the next This Way Out!

“David Dance” & Trans Rx Fail!

The David Dance waltzes with danger on the radio!

Outcasting Overtime’s queer youth examine the disturbing realities of trans patient care!

Cayman Islands court orders marriage equality, stones of the Sultan spark Brunei boycott, last barricade to Trump’s military trans ban falls, Google last to pull “cure” app from Play Store, Harvey Milk takes off as “tail fin hero,” and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of April 1, 2019

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Shun the Sultan!

Boycott of Sultan of brunei’s hotels!

New laws taking effect this week in Brunei include punishing consensual adult same-gender sex with death … by stoning. Actor George Clooney is calling for the renewal of a boycott of hotels owned by the ruling Sultan of Brunei that began when the enactment of Sharia was first announced in 2014. Clooney provided this list of hotels:

France
Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris 
Le Meurice, Paris 
Italy
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan 
Hotel Eden, Rome
UK
Coworth Park, Berkshire 
45 Park Lane, London 
The Dorchester, London 
USA
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills 
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

Listen to This Way Out’s NewsWrap (April 1) for more on this breaking story!

UPDATE: A growing number of human rights groups, politicians and celebrities are denouncing the implementation of Sharia in Brunei, including the UN, the US State Department and Sir Elton John.

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Pete Pumped & Mannie’s Era!

Australian queer movement veteran Mannie De Saxe reflects on 30 years of activism!

Gay “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg catches a wave of support into the Democratic presidential debates!

The New Negro has a “Locke” on the Harlem Renaissance!

Kenya’s top court affirms rights for queer advocacy group, U.S. federal judge halts Trump’s trans troop purge, Costa Rica’s president vows marriage equality, San Antonio creates Chick-fil-A “no fly zone,” and more global LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of March 25, 2019

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Call Her Ganda!

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

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Sistagirls First Mardi Gras – VIDEO!

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.

Sistagirls to Sydney!

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

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