Countdown to 1500!
#GivingTuesday (Nov. 29) to Episode #1500 (Dec. 26)
3 Things You Can Do!
This Way Out has an extra special reason to celebrate this holiday season! On December 26, 2016, we'll distribute the 1500th weekly edition of the world's only international LGBTQ radio program
- a milestone that all of our listener supporters and other funders have had a major role in helping us achieve.Trump Trauma and Dawn of the Donald
But even after nearly 1500 shows under our belts, This Way Out is still one of the world's best kept secrets! Many of our comrades and allies have never had the benefit of hearing the voices of activists, artists, movers and shakers candidly
sharing their views with a media outlet dedicated to their common ideals.
Beginning on #GivingTuesday, November 29th, there are three things you can do this holiday season to help build a stronger, more informed community in 2017!
Number 3: Invite 15 friends to "discover This Way Out"!
Let 15 people you know what they're missing every week Ñ the international news reports, the on-scene coverage of key events,
the interviews with filmmakers and authors, the music of LGBTQ artists, and more -- and point them to thiswayout.org!
Number 2: Connect with This Way Out on social media and post your testimonials!
Like us on Facebook, subscribe to our podcasts and blog,
follow us on SoundCloud and Twitter ... and post a comment about why you believe it's important to support an independent media source like This Way Out.
And the Number 1 way you can help This Way Out from now until the end of the year:
Make a donation in honor of program #1500!
As always, the production and free distribution of This Way Out relies on your financial support.
#GivingTuesday is just a reminder that the good will and generosity of the season should
naturally extend to the hard-working non-profit organizations that sustain us the year around.
To commemorate This Way Out #1500, can you please make a contribution of $1500
to our 2016 year-end campaign? Or perhaps $150? Would you be willing to make a monthly commitment
of $15? Or a one-time donation of $15 would be profoundly appreciated!
During these next five weeks -- from #GivingTuesday, November 29th, to This Way Out #1500, December 26th Ñ
we're asking you to get involved in new ways to promote the program and bring new listeners into the fold.
Kick this year-end campaign off with a #GivingTuesday donation, and we have a special gift for you:
Expanding on the coverage broadcast the two weeks following the dramatic U.S. presidential election,
this double program records the shock and turmoil in the wake of Donald Trump's improbable victory and
its implications for the future of queer liberation.
#GivingTuesday special offer: GET THIS CD Ð OR ANY OTHER CD IN OUR COLLECTION -- FOR A MINIMUM DONATION OF $15!
Starting on #GivingTuesday, get with the holiday spirit and invite your friends to join the This Way Out
party, connect with us online and post your greetings, and make your (US charitable tax-deductible) donation
to keep this vital source of information and inspiration alive and well!
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Thanks to longtime support from the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, recent grants from the Yavanna Foundation, a bequest from the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and ongoing donations from our listener-supporters (thanks -- and we hope that includes you), "This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine" is going stronger than ever in its 27th year.
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Scroll through our "Facing the Voices" rogue's gallery for less-than-revealing G-rated portraits* of some of the folks you hear on "This Way Out" (*we are, after all, a family show!)
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Thanks for helping to keep "This Way Out" on the air and in your ears for more than 25 years!
Thank You Gift CDs
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"FROM OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS!" Special Edition
Please see the descriptive text at the top of this page, and click the PayPal link below to own this keepsake U.S. LGBT history CD with a minimum donation of $50. Don't forget to specify this Special Edition in the COMMENTS section when you include your postal mailing address!
Choose one of these half-hour programs for each donation of $25; choose two for $50, etc:
COURTING MARRIAGE 2014
By the end of 2013, 14 states and the District of Columbia had opened civil marriage to same-gender couples. How did those numbers more than double in 2014? This special half-hour tries to the answer that question: "Courting Marriage 2014" features Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fischer; 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Richard Posner, Ann Claire Williams & David Hamilton; legal eagles Camilla Taylor and Kenneth Falk; "BuzzFeed's" Chris Gender; Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson; MSNBC's Rachel Maddow; The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer; Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert; Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner; Newsy's Christian Bryant; NPR's Nina Totenberg; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... with music by Romanovsky & Phillips and Arro Verse.
His partner for the last 10 years of his life Walter Naegle discusses with "This Way Out" correspondent Vash Boddie the work and legacy of Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s openly gay organizer of 1963's historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; and trailblazing lesbian-feminist activist Karla Jay recounts her early days in the New York feminist/LGBT movements with our Steve Pride.
PRIDE ON SCREEN 2015
Steve Pride’s annual countdown of his favorite LGBT films of the year became a sit down this time with two of his favorite people behind what he called an exciting year in queer cinema. In Part One, he chats with KATHY WOLFE, founder and CEO of WOLFE VIDEO, now in its 30th year in business, about the ever-changing world of queer film distribution; and in Part Two, Hollywood heartthrob and formerly closeted actor/singer TAB HUNTER chats with Steve about his long and varied show biz career.
Bi indie music icon Ani DiFranco asks "Which Side Are You On?"
The bi feminist indie icon visits with Rosie Wilby on Resonance-FM's "Out in South London" to discuss how she got into the music biz and her early career — including gigs in London at age 19 that first billed her as "Arne" — why she created her own record label, Righteous Babe, to keep her fiercely independent, the challenges of touring, and the "cameo" by legendary singer/songwriter Pete Seeger on her 17th studio album, "Which Side Are You On?" (includes the title track and "Amendment").
A CONVERSATION WITH HARVEY MILK
In March 1978 now-"This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon traveled to Northern California to interview newly elected San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. Their conversation covered civil rights activism, politics, and some of the gay personalities of the day. The Oscar-winning movie generated renewed interest in this historic figure. And, as you'll hear in this illuminating and highly entertaining half-hour interview with the pioneering LGBT civil rights hero, much of what Harvey had to say still resonates today.
AUDIOFILE 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW
With bluesy/jazzy/country/pop/rock from the personal to the whimsical to the political, the music of Sonia & disappear fear ("Blood, Bones & Baltimore"), Ryan States ("Strange Town"), Roger Mapes ("House of Joy"), Kevin Wong ("The Pink in the Grey"), Sean Wiggins ("Naked Thursdays"), Avi Wisnia ("Something New"), Kristie Stremel ("Color of Stars") and Mike Rickard ("Sweat") is proudly featured in the "AUDIOFILE 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW" (written, produced and hosted by JD Doyle, Chris Wilson, Pam Marshall and Christopher David Trentham).
STRANGER THAN STRAIGHT
The legendary American DJ known as "Dr. Demento" raised audio kitsch to an artform. As "Nurse Pimento", the late Southern California gay activist and radio producer David Fradkin added his own kind of spice to pursuing the peculiarities of popular culture in this early 1980s half-hour production, which features some offbeat queer words and music from Carroll "Archie Bunker" O'Connor, Groucho Marx, Perry Como, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Noel Coward, the poignant self-aware words of Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank, Bessie Smith singing, and her niece Ruby telling interviewer Chris Albertson about, their especially entertaining visit to a "Buffet Flat" -- and more!
Choose one of these hour-long programs for each donation of $50; choose two for $100, etc:
THE NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN & GAY RIGHTS RADIO DOCUMENTARY
This "audio scrapbook" of the first-ever national LGBT march and rally in the U.S. capital on October 14, 1979, produced by "This Way Out" Associate Producer Lucia Chappelle and Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon, illuminates the problems and the passion of the first demonstration of its kind. As rich with the music and culture of the period as it is with the politics, the hour traces the event from the initial planning conference and some activists' heartfelt and sometimes humorous cross-country trip to D.C. on a "Freedom Train" to the big day itself, and its coverage (or lack thereof) in the conventional media.
Alive with the sounds from the streets, this documentary, produced by "This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon, captures the enormous impact on the queer community of the November 1978 assassinations of openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and gay-friendly Mayor George Moscone. The "diminished capacity" defense (since eliminated legislatively) made it possible for former Supervisor Dan White to receive a very lenient sentence for the dual murders, a decision that sent shockwaves through the Castro District and led to what became known as the "White Night Riots." This fast-paced hour tracks the entire story through and including White's eventual suicide, with comments by many leading lesbian and gay activists and journalists of the time, and riveting thematic music by the Tom Robinson Band.
THE BIGGEST QUEER NEWS OF 2003
A keepsake collection of more than an hour of "This Way Out" reports during a landmark year for LGBT progress, with the voices of many of the activists involved, covering the advent of legal same gender marriage in Canada, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning state sodomy laws, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision opening legal marriage to queer couples, and a P-FLAG mom's "on scene" account of and sound from the historic consecration of openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson.
SPECIAL PACKAGE: Get all of these CDs for a donation of at least $200. We'll acknowledge donations of $250 or more on the air upon request.