Queerland Security

Australia’s suicide prevention group Black Rainbow opens doors for queer indigenous youth, and activist/athlete/model Casey Conway works to build their self-esteem (with Barry McKay in Sydney)!

Jussie Smollett survives a hate attack and fights back, then Ellen Page turns on Pence with a demand that people “connect the dots”!

Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of homophobic hate speech, Russian activists demand answers on Chechnya’s queer purge, Trump administration undermines more LGBTQ rights, Yangon Pride defies Myanmar’s anti-gay sex laws, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of February 4, 2019

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SCOTUS Trans Ban Twist

Untangle this week’s U.S. Supreme Court military trans ban ruling to lift some — but not all — of the injunctions against it!

Old Bible stories get new life in Janet Mason’s They (reviewed by Vanda, author of the Juliana Series).

And in NewsWrap: Angola sheds its “vices against nature” law, Japan top court uphold forced trans sterilization for legal identity changes, queer Brazilian lawmaker Jean Wyllys flees death threats, Hoosier Pete Buttigieg’s gay hat is tossed into the U.S. presidential ring, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 21, 2019

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Talking Transgender: The Military Ban

Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow the Trump administration’s ban on transgender military service, This Way Out’s first live event brought together a panel of activists to discuss the pressing issues facing the trans community around the world. In this excerpt from Talking Transgender: A Global Rally Cry, they talked about the prospects for arguing challenges before the high court, and about the larger implications of trans exclusion from the military.

Full coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on the January 27th edition of This Way Out!

Streets Women & Recording Races!

Traversing the intersectionalities at the third annual Women’s March with trans entertainer/activist Laverne Cox in Los Angeles!

Rainbow artists seeking Grammy glory get nomination kudos from This Way Out Music Focus maestro Steve Sims!

And in NewsWrap: Lithuania’s top court finds residence rights for queer foreign marrieds, El Salvador court deals marriage equality setback, renewed Chechen purge nets 40 and kills two, U.S. Christian haters oppose inclusive anti-lynching bill, Pences pout over grade school bias, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 21, 2019

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Rainbow Globes & All For ONE

LGBTQ history is safe in the hands of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives!

Hollywood celebrates a rainbow of Golden Globe Awards with Ben Whishaw, Darren Criss, Brad Simpson, Rami Malek, and Graham King!

Chechnya continues its anti-queer purge, homophobic Dutch Christians issue an “unclean” manifesto, Israeli doctors are barred from “curing” same-gender attraction, a U.S. federal judge dresses down Drag Queen Story Hour plaintiffs, a biased Colorado baker adds a trans layer to his cake crimes, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 14, 2019

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Tipton’s Jazz & Label Tools

The secret life of gender-bending jazz giant Billy Tipton — revealed in a Rainbow Minute primer (produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns, read by Giz Bowe) and explored in Steve Sims’ latest This Way Out Music Focus!

“Do labels help or hurt us?” is the question posed by OutCasting Overtime queer youth commentator Dante (introduced by “OutCaster” Andrew, produced by Marc Sophos).

Same-gender couples in Japan and Hong Kong challenge marriage inequality, Austria rings in the New Year with lesbian wedding bells, Jamaica’s major queer rights HQ burns down, Pakistan’s first Trans Pride marchers push for progress on legal reforms, Canada coins a 50-year commemoration of sex law repeal, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of January 7, 2019

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India Liberated!

The fall of India’s Penal Code Section 377 liberated 78 million people from the repressive law against consensual adult same-gender sex — one of the biggest LGBTQ news stories of 2018. This special program includes comments by Indian activists sounds from the streets … with a cameo appearance by out gay Indian-American comic Nik Dodani! (NewsWrap returns next week.)

Complete Program Summary for the week of December 31, 2018

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The Last Days!

No, it’s not some apocalyptic event brought on by “the homosexual agenda,” but we have arrived at the final days of This Way Out’s “Scratch That Itch” 2018 Year End Campaign! Don’t miss your chance to get exclusive free gift CDs … and more importantly, to join the people who keep This Way Out on the air!

Only our listener-donors stand between the worldwide LGBTQ community and the pride-sapping silence! Do your part TODAY!