Why donate to This Way Out?

Because queer liberation doesn’t come cheap!

Non-commercial radio and internet distribution are highly effective ways do the vital work of bringing the sounds of out and proud LGBTQ people to a global community. That’s one reason why This Way Out has been such an important tool in the struggle for more than 30 years.Free distribution maximizes the impact This Way Out has around the world. Local community radio stations and other outlets that would otherwise not be able to offer the program to their listeners get to broadcast LGBTQ news, information and culture in areas where no such voices exist.

Financial support from our listeners makes This Way Out a reliable asset in the movement for LGBTQ rights. Not relying on corporate, commercial sponsors insures our independence, keeping us beholden only to the audience we serve and the cause that defines our common purpose.

The liberation the LGBTQ community has won thus far has been paid for with remarkable courage and years of dedication. It has cost countless hours of human energy and commitment. It has cost lives. And it costs money!Your donation to This Way Out is one of the best investments you can make in the effort to create a world where no one can be questioned for being who they are and loving who they love! That’s because in volunteer-based community radio a little money goes a very long way. A one-time or a sustaining monthly contribution of any amount from you will be deeply appreciated by all those who receive so much from this unique service.

Thank You Gift CD’s

When you donate to help keep This Way Out on the air, we’d love to say thank you with these exclusive archival programs! Please request the CD(s) of your choice.

1.) “OBAMA’S RAINBOW REIGN!” – 60 mins – US $50

It began with hope, it epitomized change, and it ended with an unprecedented challenge. This Way Out follows the era of the 44th U.S. President from the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, to the Supreme Court marriage equality victory, to his anti-discrimination Executive Orders and his call for renewed commitment in the future – all in a new collection of historic feature reports.

2.) “TRUMP TRAUMA” & “DAWN OF THE DONALD” – 60 mins – US $50

“Trump Trauma” – The defeat of Hillary Clinton by Donald Trump shocked the world, and protesters took to the streets in many major cities. Featuring: Paul Ryan, Russ Feingold, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Jeremy Buckingham, Ban Ki-Moon, Jonathan Capehart, Rachel Maddow, and Charles Moran.

“Dawn of the Donald”-  The first week of the Trump transition to the presidency confirmed progressives’ worst predictions. Queer journalists Michelangelo Signorile and Karen Ocamb bring things into focus with their election post-mortem.

3.) “FROM OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS!” – 60 mins – US $50

In a little over a decade, LGBT people in the U.S. went from being outlaws to having in-laws. Three landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings – each announced on June 26th in their respective years – took gays and lesbians from decriminalization to civil marriage. This 65-minute LGBT history keepsake recalls the 2013 demise of DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act – the high court decision that opened the door to the justices’ marriage equality ruling in 2015. But first, laws against private consensual adult same-gender lovemaking had to be struck down, and the Supreme Court did that on June 26th, 2003.


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.

5.) “DIMINISHED CAPACITY” – 60 mins – US $50

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.


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.

SPECIAL PACKAGE: Get all of these CDs for a donation of at least $200. 

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This Way Out is produced and distributed by Overnight Productions, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. It's mission is to educate, inform and entertain audiences around the world by making freely available the presentation of news, features and cultural works by and about the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community via audio broadcast and cyber media.