Highlights from the October 1979 National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights — the first one! Happy LGBTQ History Month!
Plus: Nana Miss Koori (aka Graham Simms) celebrates as Sydney, Australia wins its bid to host World Pride 2023!
Same-gender partnerships lose in Hong Kong, Hungary fines Coke for its “zero prejudice” Pride posters, Uganda’s “Kill the Gays Bill” dies again, Chick-fil-A gets flayed in Berkshire and New Orleans, the Shepards snub a U.S. Justice Department ceremony to honor Matthew, and more international LGBTQ news!
Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance rejects a lesbian’s argument that “the freedom of marriage” is for everyone, Hungary’s Consumer Protection Department fines Coca Cola $1700US for its Pride-themed posters, Montego Bay mayor wins his appeal to keep Pride out of the Cultural Centre, Uganda’s government says it doesn’t plan to re-introduce the Anti-Homosexuality Act, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears three cases involving employment protections for LGBTQ people!
For LGBTQ History Month, we recall what it was like to be In the Life during the Harlem Renaissance!
Uganda’s Parliament considers a new bill to mandate the death penalty for homosexuality, Brazilian judge overrules Bolsonaro’s move to deny government funding to queer films, Trump administration nixes visas for foreign queer diplomats unmarried domestic partners, Danish pro hockey player Jon-Lee Olsen comes out, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 14, 2019
Uganda’s Parliament is considering a new version of a bill to mandate the death penalty for homosexuality, a Brazilian judge overrules President Bolsonaro’s move to deny government funding to LGBTQ-themed films, the Trump administration nixes visas for the domestic partners of unmarried foreign queer diplomats working in the U.S., Denmark’s Jon-Lee Olsen becomes the third pro hockey player in the world to come out, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
The genesis of the National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights in October 1979 — kicking off LGBTQ History Month — features Harvey Milk, Robin Tyler, Frank Kameny, Ray Hill, Susan McGrievy, Rev. Troy Perry and more!
Queer youth fight Mauritius’ same-gender sex ban, thugs attack Pride events in Lubin and Budapest, Iowa town defies Trump’s Pride crosswalks decree, Russian court shutters two LGBTQ rights groups, first U.S. Trans Visibility March brings thousands to D.C., Oglala Sioux hate crime laws protect LGBT and two-spirit people, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of October 7, 2019
Young Queer Alliance activists challenge the Republic of Mauritius’ law against consensual adult same-gender sex, homophobic mobs disrupt Lubin, Poland’s LGBTQ Pride Parade and Budapest, Hungary’s anti-bullying film screening, Ames, Iowa officials defy a Trump administration directive to remove its rainbow flag and trans pride colored crosswalks, more than a thousand people take to the streets of Washington, D.C. for the first National Trans Visibility March, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.
Ty Herndon’s friends The Rainbow Squad are a group of tween LGBTQ+’s based in East Nashville, TN. They exist to give the kids a safe, accepting place to hang out and just be themselves. They also support the parents, providing opportunities to discuss issues that come up raising their kids. The group was started by Deborah Vahle. She tells her story of parenting her trans son in a series of videos. (For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-335-0770.
This track from out country music star Ty Herndon’s new album, Got It Covered, features the LGBTQ youth of The Rainbow Squad, a Nashville-based group based around providing a safe space and community resources for trans and gay kids. The goal is to raise awareness of the need to provide support systems for kids like this during this time in their lives, and inspire other communities and schools to start similar groups.
Ty Herndon harnesses country music to help queer kids with the newly-released video So Small, featuring LGBTQ youth from Nashville’s The Rainbow Squad, and a benefit for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 50th Anniversary (interviewed by Brian DeShazor).
Patricia Arquette and Billy Porter bring out the 71st annual Emmys with liberating acceptance speeches!
And in NewsWrap: a doctor-activist seeks the “cure” for Singapore’s anti-gay sex law, Beirut and Montego Bay are stripped of Pride, South Korean queer kids suicide at shocking rates, gay Russian dads seek U.S. asylum, “hate” groups howl at U.S. government stumbling blocks, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Jon Beaupré and John Dyer V (produced by Brian DeShazor).
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 30, 2019
Activist Dr. Roy Tan challenges Singapore’s ban on consensual gay sex, government- and God-based violence force the cancelation of LGBTQ Pride events in Beirut and Montego Bay, nearly half of queer teens surveyed in South Korea have attempted suicide, a gay Russian couple fearing the removal of their adopted sons flee in search of asylum in the U.S., and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.