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!
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
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:
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
A U.S. federal court judge has announced that the Trump administration was mistaken when it claimed last week that it could begin to implement the president’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
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
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’sBarry McKay caught up with them before the parade.
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