U.S. Army trans whistleblower Private Chelsea Manning’s shameful sentence is commuted by out-going President Barack Obama, who reflects on his LGBT rights legacy (including First Amendment activist Evan Greer, and Manning’s attorneys Chase Strangio and Nancy Hollander)!
Plus "Queer Life and Lit" commentator Janet Mason says “thank you" to the 44th U.S. president!
And in NewsWrap: Sri Lanka keeps its laws against same-gender sex, Ireland lifts its gay blood ban for currently active men, Gambia’s genocidal Jammeh reluctantly relinquishes power, Trump touts patriotism and picks a pro-HB2 Civil Rights head, comic relief is coming from Will & Grace to help survive Trumped-up times, and more international LGBT news reported this week by John Dyer V and Jessica Andrea (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).
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