Breko Shines & Emma Sings!

Sydney LGBTIQ activist James “Breko” BrechneyVivid-ly” brightens life in lockdown by reinventing a traditional celebration of light — that the whole world can join!

Lesbian activists musicians Emma’s Revolution offer cheerful wisdom in a timely song parody, From a (Social) Distance!

European Justice punishes Italian homophobe, Israeli printer’s anti-LGBTQ bias fades in court, Finland finalizes first adoptions by same-gender couples, U.S. librarians condemn queer books bans, U.N. warns against rights rollbacks in pandemic politics, gay Polish couple hands out rainbow masks in “LGBT-Free Zones,” and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of April 27, 2020

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NewsWrap: April 27

A homophobic Italian lawyer gets slammed for employment bias by the Court of Justice of the European Union, an Israeli court rejects a print shop owner’s religious reasons for declining to serve a queer students group, LGBTQ-content books once again top the American Library Association’s annual list of banned books, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights names Poland and Hungary among the governments using the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse trampling on queer rights, and more!

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Choral Uplift!

Even physically distanced singers can create beautiful harmony. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus have each recorded virtual performances paying tribute to the essential workers who are sacrificing so much during the COVID-19 pandemic with virtual performances.

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The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Everything Possible
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The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Truly Brave
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Don’t Tell, Don’t Transition!

A turning point in the decline of the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ten years ago this week is recalled to encourage transgender servicemembers fighting Trump’s ban on their service — which went into effect a year ago this week!

A Rainbow Minute reveals the Undercover Gays the U.S. Navy hunted down!

Virtual performances from coronavirus isolation by the Boston and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choruses, on a mission to support and uplift through difficult times!

Chile’s top court “civil-unionizes” lesbian couple’s Spanish marriage, Poland moves to criminalize sex education, Virginia leads U.S. South in LGBTQ rights protections, Peru pulls gender-based lockdown rules, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of April 20, 2020

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NewsWrap: April 20

Chile’s Constitutional Court reduces a lesbian couple’s Spanish marriage to a civil union; a “Stop Pedophilia Bill” in Poland could punish sex educators who discuss sexual orientation, discrimination, or reproductive health with up to three years in prison; Virginia becomes the first state in the southern U.S. to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations; Peru attempts but rescinds Panama’s model of gender-based alternate-day COVID-19 lockdown shopping days, and more!

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Tration in Isolation!

Aussie drag diva Penny Tration and her alter ego Daniel Floyd penetrate the COVID quarantine, streaming laughs and wisdom on Facebook!

Inter-American Court finds Peru guilty of queer torture, Panamanian trans people fall between COVID-19 quarantine cracks, gay Irish P.M. switches hats to fight pandemic, more U.S. activists lost to coronavirus, Lesbian/Woman Phyllis Lyon climbs her last Ladder, Malaysia’s “essential” condom factories re-open, Fauci praises queer AIDS activists, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of April 13, 2020

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NewsWrap: April 13

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling that Peru is guilty of the arbitrary detention and torture of a gay man (now a trans woman) orders the investigation of attacks on LGBTQ people, gay Irish P.M. Leo Varadkar takes back his doctor’s hat to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, natural causes take the life of U.S. lesbian pioneer Phyllis Lyon at the age of 95, epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci reflects on the impact of coronavirus on African-Americans by praising the early HIV/AIDS activism of the LGBTQ community, and more!

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Amsel = Art & COVID-19 ≠ AIDS

OutCasting Overtime youth question whether COVID-19 the AIDS of a new generation!

A Rainbow Minute honors the movie poster master who passed before his time due to AIDS!

A salute to the child who refused to salute!

Singapore’s High Court rejects three “gross indecency” challenges, Ankara court re-paves the way for Pride, Idaho enacts two anti-trans bills, notable queers succumb to COVID-19 as unique queer contributions fight the pandemic, UK sheds Chick-Fil-A, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of April 6, 2020

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NewsWrap: April 6

Singapore’s High Court upholds the city-state’s colonial-era Penal Code Section 377A outlawing “gross indecency between men,” a Turkish court tells Ankara’s government again that it’s illegal to ban LGBTQ Pride events, one bill that prevents gender amendments on birth certificates and another banning trans girls from school sports are signed by Illinois’ governor, notable queers succumb to COVID-19 as unique queer contributions fight the pandemic, and more!

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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