LGBT History Month Special Offer!
The National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights Radio Documentary!
Produced by This Way Out Associate Producer Lucia Chappelle and Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon
This “audio scrapbook” of the October 14, 1979 national LGBTQ march and rally in the U.S. capital illuminates the problems and the passion behind 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 in Philadelphia, to the heartfelt and sometimes humorous cross-country trip from San Francisco to D.C. on the “Freedom Train,” to the big day itself and its coverage — or lack thereof — in the conventional media.
Get the full 60-minute program (CD or download) when you donate $45 or more to This Way Out! Now until November 15th only!
LGBT History Month Special Programming:
The genesis of the National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights in October 1979 features Harvey Milk, Robin Tyler, Frank Kameny, Ray Hill, Susan McGrievy, Rev. Troy Perry and more.
An expanded Rainbow Minute recalls queer life during the Harlem Renaissance.
Highlights from the October 1979 National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights feature Allen Ginsberg, Kate Millet, Blackberri, Robin Tyler, Tom Robinson, Susan McGrievy, Meg Christian, Holly Near, Mary Watkins … and how many marchers???
An expanded Rainbow Minute honors the man who changed broadcast news coverage of LGBTQ issues by storming the gates of live television.