Cards & Stars!

Cassandra Snow (Queering the Tarot) re-interprets time-honored tarot traditions to tell new queer tales!

Gay astronomer Andrew Chael, one of the stars of the Black Hole Initiative, talks about bringing more LGBTQ people into the science and tech professions!

And in NewsWrap: Trump allows U.S. doctors to discriminate, Brazil’s Bolsonaro rejects queer tourists, United Methodist Church confirms “traditional” bias, ten Central American trans-women win U.S. asylum, lead Dragon Imagines an end to “change” therapy, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of May 6, 2019

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Update: McKee Funeral

Join the mourners at the funeral of Northern Ireland lesbian journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot and killed while covering a confrontation between police and the New IRA in Derry on April 18. Politicians from all sides attended the cross-community, cross-border, multi-cultural service.

This Way Out (April 29) aired excerpts from McKee’s 2017 speech at TEDxStormont Women. View her entire talk HERE.

Update: Dnipro Raid!

Watch how the cops recorded their April 20 raid on Potemkin, a gay nightclub in Dnipro, Ukraine. They called it “the place of apostasy” … but what would you call it when the authorities bust into an establishment at 1 o’clock in the morning spewing homophobic slurs and force 30 people to lie on the floor for three hours (with all the windows open in 5C/40F degree weather) while their laptops, phones and condoms are confiscated?  The Ukrainian LGBT Human Rights Nash Mir Center is demanding that the command of the National Police of Ukraine, the command of the police in Dnipropetrovsk oblast and the Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights investigate the illegal police action.

For more on the story, see NewsWrap for April 29.

Honoring McKee & Proper Pronouns

Slain Northern Ireland lesbian journalist Lyra McKee leaves a lasting message about opening hearts and minds!

Outcasting Overtime trans teen Amalee takes “decent people” to pronoun protocol school!

LGBTQ job rights cases head to U.S. Supreme Court, Turkish court frees Ankara Pride, Ukrainian cops play rough in Dnipro gay club raid, Tampa rides U.S. lesbian mayor wave, Taipei readies for marriage equality, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of April 29, 2019

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NewsWrap: Apr. 29

US Supreme Court will consider three workplace discrimination cases, Turkish court overturns ban on Ankara Pride events, Ukrainian police slur and “rough up” gays at Dnipro’s Potemkin club, lesbian Jane Castor elected mayor of Tampa, FL, and more international LGBTQ news!

Reported this week by John Dyer V and Te'Juana Johnson 
(produced by Brian DeShazor, written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle)