For a quarter of a century, the unfettered voices of LGBT people have been broadcast around the world on "This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine." It's distributed weekly to over 200 local community and online radio stations around the world, can be heard via podcast and direct satellite (World Radio Network), and is available on CD by subscription. For our whole story -- including how you can contribute -- please visit our website!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Obama Lang Syne!


We raise a toast to the outgoing 44th President of the United States with some of Barack Obama’s greatest LGBTQ hits! Meanwhile, departing Attorney General Loretta Lynch reminds us that “Yes we STILL can!”

And in NewsWrap: Israel’s top justices refuse to court civil marriage equality; support for equality advances in Peru, Portugal and Germany; Tory MPs block LGBT-inclusive British sex ed; a Chinese trans-man wins a landmark wrongful job dismissal lawsuit, and more international LGBT news reported this week by Carole Meyers and Christopher Gaal (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).


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This Way Out was funded this week by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and by our generous listeners. Donate today to help support our work -- and the free distribution of the show to non-commercial radio stations -- at thiswayout.org.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Barack’s LGBT Rights Round One!


Do remember Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the day President Barack Obama repealed it in December 2010 through the voices of Obama, gay military activist Aaron Tax, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), repeal “poster soldier” Army Lt. Dan Choi, and Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.)!

Plus “Queer Life & Lit” commentator Janet Mason reads up on those thrilling days of yesterqueer in The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism by Adrian Brooks and Literary Philadelphia by Thom Nickels!

And in NewsWrap: Taiwan moves to equalize civil marriage and ban "the cure,” North Carolina lawmakers double-cross Charlotte and keep their "bathroom bill,” a U.S. federal judge says religious freedom trumps affordable care for trans people, a trans Cub Scout is sent packing, and more international LGBT news reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Frances O’Brien (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).

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This Way Out was funded this week by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and by our generous listeners. Donate today to help support our work -- and the free distribution of the show to non-commercial radio stations -- at thiswayout.org.

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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Music Will Get Us Through It!


Let’s celebrate the New Year and fortify ourselves for the challenges ahead with a few rousing queer anthems from Labi Siffre (Something Inside So Strong), The L Project (We’re All Human), Jay Kuo, Blair Shepard & Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project (It Gets Better), Art Attack and Angel Haze (Same Love), Meg Hentges (This Kind of Love), Melissa Etheridge (Pulse), and Margie Adam (We Shall Go Forth)!

(NewsWrap returns next week.)


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This Way Out was funded this week by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and by our generous listeners. Donate today to help support our work -- and the free distribution of the show to non-commercial radio stations -- at thiswayout.org.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

#1500: Generation T.W.O.!


World-changing events from India and Samoa to Australia to the U.S.A. and Canada with reflections from some of the stalwart volunteer correspondents who covered them, and an all-star guest list of LGBTQ notables including Kate Bornstein, Barney Frank, Tony Kushner, Deepak Kashyap, Rufus Wainwright, Janis Ian, Levi Kreis and Tinky Winky highlight this celebration of the 1500th episode of This Way Out!

(NewsWrap returns in two weeks.)


It’s Worth It to YOU!

No other broadcast outlet on the planet does what This Way Out does to bring the news, culture and opinion of the LGBTQ community to an international audience – and we've been doing it every week for 1500 consecutive weeks! Don’t ring out the old year before you MAKE YOUR (US TAX DEDUCTIBLE) DONATION because individual donors like you are our primary source of financial support … and because you’re going to want This Way Out around for what promises to be an “eventful” 2017!



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This Way Out was funded this week by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and by our generous listeners. Donate today to help support our work -- and the free distribution of the show to non-commercial radio stations -- at thiswayout.org.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Philip’s Plea


Here’s how one listener, call him Phillip, tells the story of This Way Out:



We can’t add much more than that. For an entire generation of LGBT human rights progress, this independent, listener-funded, internationally distributed radio magazine has encouraged isolated young people, educated aspiring activists, and inspired queer creativity all over the world. Our ability to reach the places even the internet cannot go depends on the financial support of people like Phillip — and you!

As we continue our countdown to our 1500th show (to be distributed December 26), won’t you help This Way Out "stay on focus" with a generous contribution? From now until the end of the year, we’ll send you any CD in our collection of exclusive archival programs* for a minimum $15 donation! 


Whether it be $15 or $1500, a monthly pledge or a one-time gift, your (US tax-deductible) contribution today will help make the next 1500 shows possible!



We’d love to hear your This Way Out story, too! Please post your testimonials and congratulatory messages here.

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Trump Trauma and Dawn of the Donald 
From Outlaws to In-Laws
A Conversation with Harvey Milk
Ganhdi’s Children
Which Side Are You On
Stranger Than Straight
Pride On Screen 2015
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

1988: “This Way Out’s” Nativity!


Flashbacks from our first six months bring the news up to date: recollections of the UK’s “Clause 28,” the US Army vs. SGT Perry Watkins, illegal slow-dancing at The Magic Kingdom, the early days of the AIDS Quilt, Canada’s first politician to come out, the cop in Michael Hardwick’s bedroom, and more … and guess where it all leads!

And in NewsWrap: Chad outlaws same-gender sex, Gambia’s homophobic Yahya hangs on despite his election defeat, Israel eases citizenship requirements for queer non-Israeli spouses, the Cherokee Nation marriage equality ban is declared unconstitutional, Team Trump adds more confirmed homophobes, Melbourne’s Midsumma marshals moxie for a Murdoch split, and more international LGBT news reported this week by Sarah Sweeney and John Dyer V (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).




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Our 1500th program is just days away -- and we're looking for your help to make it to the next 1500! Donate before the end of the year and receive one of our exclusive CD "thank you gifts" for the special #TWO1500 rate of $15!


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This Way Out was funded this week by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and by our generous listeners. Donate today to help support our work -- and the free distribution of the show to non-commercial radio stations -- at thiswayout.org.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

“Romer” Remembered!


Timely recollections of North Carolina’s Colorado ancestor as our Countdown to This Way Out #1500 commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Romer versus Evans decision with vintage coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Colorado’s discriminatory Amendment 2 in May 1996!

A Rainbow Minute reveals the bi ways of Broadway’s American hero! (Produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns, read by Jay White.)

And in NewsWrap: Wal-Mart settles for millions in queer spousal benefits claims, HB2-defending North Carolina governor concedes defeat, Trump’s hard right turns continue to concern, Greece’s Parliament approves expanded rights for queer couples, Malta leads Europe in banning “cure therapy,” and more international LGBT news reported this week by Wenzel Jones and Carole Meyers (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).



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This Way Out was funded this week by the Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Yavanna Foundation, the estate of Christopher David Trentham, and by our generous listeners. Donate today to help support our work -- and the free distribution of the show to non-commercial radio stations -- at thiswayout.org.

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