NewsWrap: January 27

The first transgender service member to be booted from the South Korean military fights back, Israel bows to Putin’s demands that no Russian orphans be adopted by LGBT people, support for anti-queer causes costs Chick-fil-A it’s last UK franchise, anti-Trump Republican renegades push pro-impeachment TV ad with indifferent attitude towards a Pence presidency, and more!

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Written by Greg Gordon and Lucia Chappelle
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Poetry, Pronouns and Purr-ity!

The tragicomic Have You Seen This Man: The Castro Poems of Karl Tierney turns pages!

An Outcasting Overtime non-binary student meets the gender-conforming world!

Hissing and purring with guilty pleasure over Cats the movie!

Gay U.K. serial rapist case sparks Indonesian crackdown, 15 “suspected gays” nabbed at Nigerian graduation  party, Tel Aviv students school Israel’s Education Minister, Trump-appointed judge denies trans defendant’s identity, Tennessee lawmakers okay religious bias in adoption services, NBA Warriors chief weds longtime boyfriend, and more international LGBTQ news!

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

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NewsWrap: January 20

Indonesia launches a homophobic crackdown in response to the conviction of an Indonesian student for sexually assaulting dozens of mostly heterosexual men in the U.K., Islamic “religious police” in northern Nigeria arrest 15 people at a university graduation party for being gay, thousands of Israeli students hit the streets of Tel Aviv to protest homophobic comments by the Education Minister, a Trump-appointed federal appeals court judge rejects a trans defendant’s request that her preferred pronouns be used in case documents, and more!

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Globes and Glory!

The Golden Globe Awards’ queerest moments feature Bernie Taupin, Elton John, Taron Egerton, Renee Zellweger, Kate McKinnon and Ellen DeGeneres!

Recall how ONE Magazine’s U.S. high court LGBTQ rights fight became the first one!

China accepts petitions for marriage equality, Brazil’s Supreme Court resurrects the “gay Jesus” Netflix parody, a U.S. appeals court rescues HIV+ Airmen, Poland left-wingers make an “out” lawmaker their presidential pick, Buttigieg burns Trump on believing, and more international LGBTQ news!

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

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NewsWrap: January 13

China’s National People’s Congress is receiving online petitions in favor of opening marriage to lesbian and gay couples as it updates the civil code, the Philippines Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit challenging the Family Code’s heterosexual-only marriage provisions, Netflix wins its appeal to save a Brazilian film depicting Jesus as gay after a lower court ordered its removal, a U.S. federal appeals court has upheld an injunction preventing the discharge of two Air Force servicemen simply because they are HIV-positive, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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I Hope Scott’s House Burns Down!

Is Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison fiddling while his country burns? At least 25 people, thousands of homes, countless livestock and wild animals and vast areas of forest have been lost to historic bushfires … while the Morrison-backed Religious Discrimination Bill is igniting protests across the country. Eamon Sandwith of the Queensland punk band The Chats sings his commentary on Morrison’s religious bias and his response to the disaster in a biting YouTube video!

Hear our full report on the January 6th This Way Out!

Before, During and After

A look at the newly-restored film Before Stonewall, and a reflection on California’s federal Prop 8 trial ten years ago this month!

Australia’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill ignites protests across the country, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes the heat for his own bias — and for the raging bushfires!

Retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade is still making points for his gender-variant child!

United Methodists plan to divorce over queer ordination and marriage, Pakistan offers free transgender healthcare, Croatian and Belize courts support queer rights, a Utah 5th grader loves his new gay dads, and more international LGBTQ news!

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

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NewsWrap: January 6

The United Methodist Church announces plans to split into one LGBTQ-positive and one “traditional” denomination, the Trump administration’s Department of the Interior cuts “sexual orientation” from the agency’s non-discrimination and ethics guidelines, Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s homophobic diversion from corruption questions is followed by the firebombing of the offices of the production company behind a video depicting Jesus as gay,  Pakistan’s Prime Minister announces that transgender people will be eligible for free government-paid and transition-inclusive healthcare services, and more! See this week’s complete program summary for transcript.

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