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.)
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!
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Wishing Australia a Happy Marriage Equality Paper Anniversary, Sydney correspondent Barry McKay’s “Australian Marriage Chronicles” charts the struggle that began in 2004 from the point when it boiled over in August, 2017 through the final vote in the Australian Senate!
[Note: NewsWrap returns on the This Way Out to be distributed Jan. 7.]
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Complete Program Summary for the week of December 24, 2018
Head librarian Michael Oliveira works to preserve LA’s ONE of a kind Archive (John Dyer V visits the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries).
Young “OutCasters” ponder electoral math and the future of queer rights (Andrew introduces Alex’ commentary).
And in NewsWrap: Bermuda files a final appeal to preserve inequality, Israel’s top court says a parent is a parent, assaulted LGBTQ refugees moved out of Kenyan camp, Brokeback Mountain and Bohemian Rhapsody mark milestones, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of December 17, 2018
With our 30th Anniversary, This Way Out has that “7-year itch” that comes with the “quarter-life crisis”: the urge to break out into new dimensions, to re-invent!
Your Year End Campaign contribution can help us “scratch”:
- the capacity for more current news coverage and expanded features on our re-designed website
- the use of social media to forge a stronger connection with our audience and discover new queer voices
- the responsibility of training the next generation of grassroots queer producers and reporters, a fundamental value of our non-profit corporation, Overnight Productions (Inc.) and a vital part of paving the future for This Way Out
Since you’re “itching” to hear more LGBTQ news and culture and have an urge to do your part in the struggle for human rights around the world, we can scratch each other’s backs … and we’ll treat you to our exclusive CDs at a special rate!
A tuneful queer time-travel tour traces holiday traditions with over two dozen out performers and plenty of This Way Out Music Focus tinsel!
Chile’s Supreme Court rules that marriage is a human right, South African lawmakers stop marriage officials from “opting out” of equality, Hungary and Poland quash a queer-inclusive E.U. declaration, Trump picks a new Justice mouthpiece from an anti-gay hate group, a fundamentalist Iowa fire-bug is charged for queer kids book-burning, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by John Dyer V and Carole Meyers (produced by Brian DeShazor, written by Greg Gordon).
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of December 10, 2018
Ex-ex-gay Australian author Anthony Venn-Brown challenges “the cure” and those who propagate it in his forthcoming book!
Europe’s human rights court slams Russia for banning Pride, a West Sumatra city joins Indonesia’s anti-queer crackdown, a Hong Kong rights bill fails as queer couples sue for housing, Bermuda and Taiwan continue marriage equality wrangling, a Puerto Rican lesbian couple spruces up Rockefeller Center, and more international LGBTQ news!
Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of December 3, 2018
“Queer November Remembered,” the November 26th This Way Out (our 1600th edition!) put the 1978 victory over California’s Briggs Initiative and the assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk into the context of the times. But there’s more to the story!
Alive with the sounds of the streets, Diminished Capacity captures the enormous impact of the Milk-Moscone murders on the queer community. This fast-paced 48-minute program tracks the entire story through the “White Night Riots” and including White’s eventual suicide, with comments by many leading lesbian and gay activists and journalists and riveting thematic music by the Tom Robinson Band.
For a donation of $75 or more, you can add to your request our exclusive half-hour interview with Harvey Milk himself!
Keep the legacy of Harvey Milk and the other pioneering LGBTQ activists of 40 years ago alive … and ensure the future of the only LGBTQ radio program that carries their voices around the world!
Observing the 40th anniversary of the 1978 “Queer November to Remember” – from the first victory by US equality forces over an anti-LGBTQ ballot measure after a wave of defeats to the shocking assassination of one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials less than three weeks later. By 1976, some “Gay Liberation” groups across the country had successfully promoted a few local anti-discrimination ordinances with little resistance, but then along came a former beauty queen and pop singer whose main gig at the time was pushing Florida Orange Juice …
No NewsWrap this week, but we have breaking marriage equality news from Bermuda and Taiwan!
Complete Program Summary for the week of November 26, 2018
Melody and policy ignite a dynamic queer duo that gets the attention of This Way Out Music Focus!
The Caribbean Court of Justice quashes Guyana’s anti-trans law, Costa Rica’s top court puts lawmakers on a marriage equality clock, Tanzania risks aid dollars over its anti-queer crackdown, Trump’s Acting A.G. allegedly flimed-flam in Iowa, and more international LGBTQ news!