The government of Gabon reveals its five-month-old law against “sexual relations between people of the same sex,” the Australian government’s second draft of a “Religious Discrimination Bill” gets cheers from anti-LGBT faith groups and jeers from everyone else, Finland’s new Prime Minister Sanna Marin hails her two-mom “rainbow family,” Sports Illustrated names lesbian soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe its “Sportsperson of the Year,” and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan is a self-avowed “snarky bisexual Jewish woman” with plenty of queer legal cred: the pending LGBTQ employment rights cases before the US Supreme Court, Edie Windsor’s challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, and a Justice Department brief for the Obergefell case that led to the high court’s marriage equality ruling. Hear her fiery exchange with Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia at the U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump!
Transgender activists reject India’s new federal legislation to protect them from bias and violence because it does neither, 47 Nigerian men plead not guilty to “public displays of affection for a member of the same gender,” gay activist Jimmy Sham is among 17 of 18 pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong to win district council seats, Utah congressman says his “Fairness for All Act” is a compromise between queer rights and religious freedom, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
OutCasting Overtime transgender college students Andrew and Kaspar get real about gender dysphoria and trans identity. It’s an in-depth, insightful — and sometimes very personal — half-hour conversation on this special program!
Aw, c’mon, Randy Rainbow! What do you have against Rodgers and Hammerstein? Do you want them to become permanently associated with a character who’s even less popular than Jud Fry? Well, too bad! They’re dead, and we’re stuck with a political situation we have to laugh at to keep from crying! The queer YouTube wonder strikes again …
World famous Los Angeles artist Nao Bustamante‘s short films break with convention and go beyond!
Donald Trump‘s legal woes trigger Randy Rainbow’s He’s Just a GURL Who’ll Quid Pro Quo!
A Rainbow Minute celebrates U.S. Civil War Surgeon Mary Edwards Walker!
Thai lesbians sue for marriage rights, Zimbabwe trans activist beats her bathroom bust, third U.S. federal court rips Trump’s religious bias rule, gay Saudi couple faces an Australian asylum nightmare, did a higher power punish homophobic Aussie rugby star Israel Folau, and more international LGBTQ news!
A lesbian couple in Thailand takes their marriage equality rejection to the Constitutional Court, a Zimbabwe trans activist beats down the riot cops who arrested her in a women’s bathroom and abused her, a third federal district judge tells Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services it can’t allow religious bias by funding recipients, a gay journalist couple who escaped persecution in Saudi Arabia are detained by Australia when they seek asylum there, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
“Nurse Pimento” uncovers even more hidden Hollywood queerness from Eydie Gorme, Danny Kaye, Sandy Dennis and George Segal, Noel Coward, and Bessie Smith and her niece Ruby!
A Rainbow Minute wanders through the whimsical world of Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales!
Over 100 busted in Kampala queer bar raid, riot police protect gay film premier in Tbilisi, Hong Kong Pride rallies despite parade ban, gay Malaysian men sentenced to canings and prison, drag reporter crashes Trump impeachment hearings, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 18, 2019
Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ oppression hits new high as 130 gay bar detainees face jail and fines, homophobic Georgian protesters are arrested for disrupting the Tbilisi premier of a gay-themed film, Hong Kong Pride rallies despite parade ban due to democracy protests, five gay Malaysians sentenced to caning-fines-jail for “attempted sex,” and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
“Nurse Pimento” brings pop culture peculiarities come out of the closet in a music and comedy confection featuring Carroll O’Connor, Groucho Marx, Perry Como, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, and Bing Crosby!
Cook Islands conservatives move to re-outlaw gay sex, a Cayman Islands appeals court overturns a marriage equality ruling, Panama’s president backs dumping reforms that deny marriage equality, two U.S. federal courts slam Trump’s “religious freedom” rules, two U.S. Supreme Court Justices meet with an anti-LGBTQ hate promoter, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of November 11, 2019