A Civil Partnership Bill back by the Cabinet would create slightly-less-than-equal civil partnerships for Thailand’s same-gender couples, members of the Netherlands’ House vote to enshrine LGBTQ rights in the Constitution, Germany’s Defense Ministry intends to introduce a bill to compensate gay and lesbian service members who received unequal treatment, two “religious rights” U.S. Supreme Court rulings worry equality activists, and more!
Russia’s pro-Putin/anti-equality election results, Duda’s homophobic campaign meets his liberal challenger in Poland’s presidential runoff, Gabon’s Senate follows the House in voting to repeal the country’s year-old sodomy law, USA homeless shelters can religiously shut out trans people, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of July 6, 2020
Russians vote against marriage equality by way of electing Putin to stay in power until 2036, Poland’s homophobic President Duda falls short in his re-election bid and must face Warsaw’s pro-queer mayor in a runoff, Gabon’s Senate follows the House in repealing the law against same-gender sex, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development determines that homeless shelters can cite religious beliefs to turn away transgender clients, and more!
Australia’s legendary DJ Sveta beats the odds before, during and after COVID-19!
Romanians revolt against ban on gender studies programs, Gabon’s legislature moves to dump year-old sodomy ban, three gay friends die in Reading’s terrorist knife attack, Australia’s Northern Territory gets nation’s first Indigenous gay Speaker of Parliament, queer litigators sue Trump for trans healthcare rollback, Milk’s “unsung” successor Britt dies, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 29, 2020
A new law prohibiting Romanian educational institutions from including gender studies programs brings hundreds of protesters to the presidential palace, the lower house of Gabon’s parliament votes to decriminalize same-gender sex, three men stabbed to death in the Reading terrorist attack were gay acquaintances, M.P. Chansey Paech makes history as the first gay indigenous Speaker of Parliament in Australia’s Northern Territory, and more!
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the employment rights of LGBTQ workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act! We turn to the experts, along with plaintiffs Gerald Bostock and the late Aimee Stephens for analysis of the ruling and its broader impact.
Lesbian musical duo Emma’s Revolution (joined by Reggie Harris) proclaim Our People Gonna Rise!
The United Nations calls for a global ban on conversion therapy, protesters confront Poland’s propaganda-prone president, U.S. gay dads win their baby’s citizenship rights, Missouri Episcopalians consecrate their first Black gay bishop, a Spanish crooner sings “out” loud, a Chilean basketballer is now “proud and free,” and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 22, 2020
A United Nations report calls for a global ban on debunked conversion therapy, activists demand an apology from Polish President Andrzej Duda for his homophobic re-election campaign, a U.S. federal judge rules that the daughter of a gay couple born via surrogate in Canada is a U.S. citizen, popular Spanish crooner Pablo Alborán and Chiléan pro basketball star Daniel Arcos each comes out, and more!
Dutch report reveals the continuing conversion therapy costs, Japanese prefecture outlaws “outing,” U.S. Republican Party peddles Trump’s anti-queer record as Pride, Wheeling, West Virginia elects state’s first transgender official, U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe joins LGBTQ notables supporting Black Lives Matter, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of June 15, 2020
Research by the Netherlands’ Health Ministry reveals more than a dozen practitioners of debunked “conversion therapy” and their negative impact on real people, Japan’s Mie prefecture enacts anti-bias protections for LGBTQ people and makes “outing” a crime, the U.S. Republican National Committee publicizes Trump’s pro-queer promises while ignoring his anti-queer policies, U.S. soccer’s Megan Rapinoe joins sports stars supporting police reform and opposing NCAA’s anti-trans Idaho venue, and more!