India's LGBT movement confronts traditional gender barriers! A Positive View of LGBTQ and Living Out Islam explore queer identities!
Poet J Mase III slams hypocrisy in #AllyFail! Roman Catholic bishops pull a proposed pastoral welcome mat,
Kyrgyzstan continues down a repressive road, Palau decriminalizes gay sex,
same-gender Scots plan New Year's Eve weddings, Taiwanese
scientists christen a diversity poster-snail, and more LGBT news!
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Bi indie music icon Ani DiFranco asks "Which Side Are You On?"
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").
PRIDE ON SCREEN 2013
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".
A CONVERSATION WITH 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.
AUDIOFILE 2010 YEAR IN REVIEW
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).
STRANGER THAN STRAIGHT
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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THE NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN & GAY RIGHTS RADIO DOCUMENTARY
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.
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.
THE BIGGEST QUEER NEWS OF 2003
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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