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Families Valued & Legislative Mass Hysteria!

A star-studded gala celebrates the Family Equality Council!
Rights advances fuel crazy U.S. state backlashes!
The Presbyterian Church (USA) completes its long march down the aisle, Indonesian clerics issue a same-gender sex fatwa, Puerto Rico stops defending its civil marriage ban, Irish students ring their grannies for equality, and more global LGBT news!

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Facing The Voices

"This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon:

Greg Gordon

"This Way Out" Associate Producer Lucia Chappelle:

Lucia Chappelle

Music Features Producer JD Doyle:

JD Doyle & Chris Wilson

Music Features Producer/"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Chris Wilson:

JD Doyle & Chris Wilson

"Pride On Screen" Reporter Steve Pride:

Steve Pride

"NewsWrap" Co-anchor & Features Producer Jon Beaupré:

Jon Beaupré

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Christopher Gaal:

Christopher Gaal

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Tanya Kane-Parry:

Tanya Kane-Parry

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Carole Meyers:

Carole Meyers

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Rick Watts:

Rick Watts

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Natalie Peoples:

Natalie Peoples

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Sarah Sweeney:

Sarah Sweeney

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Jason Proctor:

Jason Proctor

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Wenzel Jones:

Wenzel Jones

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Michael Allan:

Michael Allan

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Michelle-Marie Gilkeson:

Michelle-Marie Gilkeson

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Abby Dees:

Abby Dees

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Ryan Pest:

Ryan Pest

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Kristin Mellian:

Kristin Mellian

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Michael LeBeau:

Michael LeBeau

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor Chrisanne Eastwood:

Chrisanne Eastwood

"NewsWrap" Co-Anchor John Dyer V:

John Dyer V

Queer Lit Commentator Janet Mason:

Janet Mason

Features Contributor Dixie Treichel:

Janet Mason

"Rainbow Minute" Producers Judd Proctor & Brian Burns:

Judd Proctor (L) & Brian Burns (R)

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Thanks to longtime support from the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, recent grants from the Yavanna Foundation, a bequest from the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and ongoing donations from our listener-supporters (thanks -- and we hope that includes you), "This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine" is going stronger than ever in its 27th year.

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The Freedom To Marry
By the end of 2013, 14 states and the District of Columbia had opened civil marriage to same-gender couples. How did those numbers more than double in 2014? This special half-hour tries to the answer that question: "Courting Marriage 2014" features Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fischer; 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Richard Posner, Ann Claire Williams & David Hamilton; legal eagles Camilla Taylor and Kenneth Falk; "BuzzFeed’s" Chris Gender; Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson; MSNBC's Rachel Maddow; The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer; Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert; Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner; Newsy's Christian Bryant; NPR's Nina Totenberg; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... with music by Romanovsky & Phillips and Arro Verse.


Naegle & RustinKarla Jay
His partner for the last 10 years of his life Walter Naegle discusses with "This Way Out" correspondent Vash Boddie the work and legacy of Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s openly gay organizer of 1963’s historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; and trailblazing lesbian-feminist activist Karla Jay recounts her early days in the New York feminist/LGBT movements with our Steve Pride.


Steve Pride
On this special edition of "This Way Out", our award-winning entertainment reporter Steve Pride singles out "Old Dogs & New Tricks" (with a clip from the show and comments by creator Leon Acord), "Transparent" (with a clip featuring star Jeffrey Tambor), "The Normal Heart" (and a clip), "Scandal" (with a clip) and "The Fosters" (with clips and comments by co-creator Peter Paige) as some of the year’s best queer offerings on the small screen. And with clips and comments by their makers, Steve counts down his picks for the Top 10 LGBT moving images on the big screen in 2014: "Tom at the Farm", "Getting Go", "Lyle", "Stranger by the Lake", "The Dog", "The Imitation Game", "Pride", "The Circle (Der Kreis)", "Love Is Strange" (including scenes with stars John Lithgow & Alfred Molina), and "Test" - with comments by creators Xavier Dolan, Cory Krueckeberg, Stewart Thorndike, Alain Guiraudie, Frank Keraudren, Matthew Warchus, Stefan Haupt, Ira Sachs, and Chris Mason Johnson.


Steve Pride
Before counting down his list of the top ten LGBT movies on the big screen in 2013, our multi-award-winning entertainment reporter Steve Pride provides a brief history of queer representations on the Silver Screen, including clips from "Victim", "The Children’s Hour", "Advise & Consent", "The Detective", "The Boys In The Band", "Cabaret", "The Ritz", and "Making Love". He singles out "Whatever This Is" and "Orange Is The New Black" as the year’s best queer offerings on the small screen. And with clips and comments by their makers, Steve reviews his picks for the Top 10 LGBT moving images on the big screen in 2013 - sometimes needing English translations: "Out In The Dark", "I’m So Excited", "Call Me Kuchu", "Yossi", "Dallas Buyers Club", "God Loves Uganda", "Concussion", "Kill Your Darlings", "I Do", and "Pit Stop".

CD Bi indie music icon Ani DiFranco asks "Which Side Are You On?"

Ani DiFranco
The bi feminist indie icon visits with Rosie Wilby on Resonance-FM’s "Out in South London" to discuss how she got into the music biz and her early career — including gigs in London at age 19 that first billed her as "Arne" — why she created her own record label, Righteous Babe, to keep her fiercely independent, the challenges of touring, and the "cameo" by legendary singer/songwriter Pete Seeger on her 17th studio album, "Which Side Are You On?" (includes the title track and "Amendment").


Harvey Milk
In March 1978 now-"This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon traveled to Northern California to interview newly elected San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. Their conversation covered civil rights activism, politics, and some of the gay personalities of the day. The Oscar-winning movie generated renewed interest in this historic figure. And, as you'll hear in this illuminating and highly entertaining half-hour interview with the pioneering LGBT civil rights hero, much of what Harvey had to say still resonates today.


With bluesy/jazzy/country/pop/rock from the personal to the whimsical to the political, the music of Sonia & disappear fear ("Blood, Bones & Baltimore"), Ryan States ("Strange Town"), Roger Mapes ("House of Joy"), Kevin Wong ("The Pink in the Grey"), Sean Wiggins ("Naked Thursdays"), Avi Wisnia ("Something New"), Kristie Stremel ("Color of Stars") and Mike Rickard ("Sweat") is proudly featured in the "AUDIOFILE 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW" (written, produced and hosted by JD Doyle, Chris Wilson, Pam Marshall and Christopher David Trentham).


The legendary American DJ known as "Dr. Demento" raised audio kitsch to an artform. As "Nurse Pimento", the late Southern California gay activist and radio producer David Fradkin added his own kind of spice to pursuing the peculiarities of popular culture in this early 1980s half-hour production, which features some offbeat queer words and music from Carroll "Archie Bunker" O'Connor, Groucho Marx, Perry Como, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, Tommy Smothers, Martin Mull, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Noel Coward, the poignant self-aware words of Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank, Bessie Smith singing, and her niece Ruby telling interviewer Chris Albertson about, their especially entertaining visit to a "Buffet Flat" -- and more!

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National March
This "audio scrapbook" of the first-ever national LGBT march and rally in the U.S. capital on October 14, 1979, produced by "This Way Out" Associate Producer Lucia Chappelle and Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon, illuminates the problems and the passion of the first demonstration of its kind. As rich with the music and culture of the period as it is with the politics, the hour traces the event from the initial planning conference and some activists' heartfelt and sometimes humorous cross-country trip to D.C. on a "Freedom Train" to the big day itself, and its coverage (or lack thereof) in the conventional media.


Diminished Capacity
Alive with the sounds from the streets, this documentary, produced by "This Way Out" Coordinating Producer Greg Gordon, captures the enormous impact on the queer community of the November 1978 assassinations of openly gay San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and gay-friendly Mayor George Moscone. The "diminished capacity" defense (since eliminated legislatively) made it possible for former Supervisor Dan White to receive a very lenient sentence for the dual murders, a decision that sent shockwaves through the Castro District and led to what became known as the "White Night Riots." This fast-paced hour tracks the entire story through and including White's eventual suicide, with comments by many leading lesbian and gay activists and journalists of the time, and riveting thematic music by the Tom Robinson Band.


A keepsake collection of more than an hour of "This Way Out" reports during a landmark year for LGBT progress, with the voices of many of the activists involved, covering the advent of legal same gender marriage in Canada, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning state sodomy laws, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision opening legal marriage to queer couples, and a P-FLAG mom's "on scene" account of and sound from the historic consecration of openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson.

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