Ballroom, Books and Ballads

Gail Freedman’s Hot to Trot showcases queers competing for ballroom glory.

Gay singer Mike Rickard’s comeback champions at-risk LGBTQ youth with Six Queer Kids.

Evan Fallenberg’s The Parting Gift and Moshe Sakal’s The Diamond Setter reveal Middle Eastern life through gay voices.

An India-inspired celebrity challenges Singapore’s anti-gay sex law, Romanians to vote on same-gender civil marriage ban, Australia’s Senate condemns “conversion therapy,” and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 17, 2018

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Kavanaugh Crisis

Judge Brett Kavanaugh side-steps U.S. Supreme Court questions from Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and activists raise the civil rights alarm!

Outspoken trans kid Evie Macdonald schools Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison on gender identity and self-determination.

YouTube star Randy Rainbow lends some satirical relief with If You Ever Got Impeached.

India’s colonial sodomy law falls at last, a lesbian couple is caned in a Malaysian courtroom, a dangerous homophobe leads Brazil’s presidential polls, Chelsea Manning overcomes Australia’s speaking tour denial, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 10, 2018

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China Troubadours & Word!

A fond “Bon Voyage!” to Portland’s Gay Men’s Chorus as they head for a historic tour in China.

Outcasting Overtime confronts “the Q word” from the perspective of a new generation.

The Shadow President author analyzes the US Vice President’s prayerful politics.

Lagos birthday party arrests accelerate Nigeria’s anti-gay crackdown, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal imports judges for marriage equality hearing, Taiwan to undertake marriage equality vote, U.S. Supreme Court keeps Philly’s foster care bias ban in force, and more international LGBTQ news.

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of September 3, 2018

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Library Drags, Villains & Heroes

Louisiana librarians let kids check out diversity during Drag Queen Story Hour!

Queer Life and Lit commentator Janet Mason sails with Juliana to Paris, Adrift!

Randy Rainbow pins his hopes on Omarosa! … a flashback of then-Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 nomination acceptance speech — humor and history to soothe your Trump Distress Disorder!

Australia’s P.M. polka imperils equality prospects (with analysis by Barry McKay in Sydney), anti-queer Ghanaians organize “cure” facilities, a Hong Kong lesbian sues for partnership rights, Brazil’s closed Queermuseu reopening overwhelms protestors, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by Michael LeBeau and Sarah Sweeney (produced by Brian DeShazor, written by Greg Gordon).

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 27, 2018

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Q Dating Class & Counter-Trump

OutCasting Overtime queer teens conclude their two-part conversation about coming out and going out in high school.

The Trump resistance gains an emerging warrior and a potential weapon.

Germany’s “third gender” pitch falls short, Trump trashes job rights as a Colorado baker nixes a new cake, an Oklahoma trans 12-year-old is terrorized by other kids’ parents, Nigerian men busted for kissing plead “not gay,” calling homophobe Scott Lively a “crackpot bigot” is upheld on appeal, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 20, 2018

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Queer Teen Dating Distress!

LGBTQ high school kids dissect the distinct dilemmas of their social lives!

The secret song of famed Broadway lyricist Lorenz Hart!

Costa Rica’s top court orders slow-motion marriage equality, activists survive violent attacks in Armenia and Lithuania, a Russian teen is convicted of posting “gay propaganda,” St. Petersburg’s rainbow rally ends in arrests, belligerent Belfast Pride demands marriage equality, leading LGBTQ Danes snub the Trump appointed ambassador’s Pride reception, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 13, 2018

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Berlin’s Queer Treasures!

Berlin’s Gay Museum (Schwules Museum) captures German queer life and culture from the 19th Century to the present!

Trump’s team takes aim at human rights using “weaponized” religious “liberty” at home and abroad!

Thousands protest Japanese MP’s homophobic slurs, two Zambian men face 14-years in jail for sex in private, record Jerusalem Pride crowd keeps the heat on “Bibi” over surrogacy exclusion, Qatar may be out of bounds on World Cup anti-queer bias agreement, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of August 6, 2018

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Asylum Crisis & YouTube Wars!

Chaos at the U.S./Mexico border engulfs a Salvadoran lesbian mother and her child!

YouTube math sells trans content short!

A Rainbow Minute honors Rainbow Flag creator Gilbert Baker!

A storied Singapore leader’s grandson Dots the Pink, Pride debuts in Barbados despite religious objections, marriage equality advances in Cuba and Switzerland, a Connecticut McDonald’s trolls its less “welcoming” Chick-Fil-A neighbor, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of July 30, 2018

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“Angels”: Still Alive!

Angels in America spreads its wings for the backstage book The World Only Spins Forward!

Queer Life & Literature Commentator Janet Mason goes noir for a trans mystery hero who “Jinxes” the bad guys in Chaser!

A Rainbow Minute vocalizes about The Power of Women’s Music!

Tens of thousands strike against Israel’s surrogacy discrimination, Seoul’s Queer Culture Fest Parade shrivels the opposition, India’s top court weighs sodomy repeal, marriage equality revenue beautifies Saipan, and more international LGBTQ news!

Complete Program Summary and NewsWrap Transcript for the week of July 23, 2018

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