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This Way Out is the award-winning weekly LGBTQ radio program currently airing on over 200 radio stations around the world. The half-hour magazine-style program is produced in Los Angeles and is broadcast on radio stations globally through Pacifica Radio’s Audioport and KU satellite, and via satellite in Australia on the Community Radio Network. The show is additionally postal-mailed on CD to some stations that have no online access, and to individual subscribers. This Way Out is also available via direct satellite to home and cable outlets across Europe, and on the London-based World Radio Network  in Europe, the Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific , as well as via our free podcasts.

This Way Out leads off each week with NewsWrap, a summary of some of the major news events in or affecting sexual minority communities, compiled from a variety of media outlets around the world.  In addition, each edition of the program consists of several other segments, which can include:

    • Interviews With Authors & Performers
    • News Feature Stories
    • Music By LGBTQ Recording Artists
    • Humor
    • Poetry
    • Readings from Gay/Lesbian Literature
    • And More!

This Way Out programming has been honored with multiple awards from: the U.S. National Federation Of Community Broadcasters; the Radio and Television News Association ; the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD); Parents, Families and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG); the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA); and internationally by Tupilak (the organization of lesbian and gay cultural workers in the Nordic area) since it’s inception in April of 1988!  This April marks our 30th Anniversary and we need your help now more than ever.

 Your one-time or recurring donation will help us to keep bringing the news that affects the LGBTQ community to our listeners globally.  In today’s fiery political climate, staying informed is more important than ever.  Your donation will help us to continue producing the show and keep our public informed and educated.  Thank you for your support of This Way Out and please use the Paypal button below to make your donation today!

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Thank You Gift CD’s

1.) “OBAMA’S RAINBOW REIGN!” – 60 mins – US $50

It began with hope, it epitomized change, and it ended with an unprecedented challenge. This Way Out follows the era of the 44th U.S. President from the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, to the Supreme Court marriage equality victory, to his anti-discrimination Executive Orders and his call for renewed commitment in the future – all in a new collection of historic feature reports.




2.) “TRUMP TRAUMA” & “DAWN OF THE DONALD” – 60 mins – US $50

“Trump Trauma” – The defeat of Hillary Clinton by Donald Trump shocked the world, and protesters took to the streets in many major cities. Featuring: Paul Ryan, Russ Feingold, Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande, Jeremy Buckingham, Ban Ki-Moon, Jonathan Capehart, Rachel Maddow, and Charles Moran.

“Dawn of the Donald”-  The first week of the Trump transition to the presidency confirmed progressives’ worst predictions. Queer journalists Michelangelo Signorile and Karen Ocamb bring things into focus with their election post-mortem.




3.) “FROM OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS!” – 60 mins – US $50

In a little over a decade, LGBT people in the U.S. went from being outlaws to having in-laws. Three landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings – each announced on June 26th in their respective years – took gays and lesbians from decriminalization to civil marriage. This 65-minute LGBT history keepsake recalls the 2013 demise of DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act – the high court decision that opened the door to the justices’ marriage equality ruling in 2015. But first, laws against private consensual adult same-gender lovemaking had to be struck down, and the Supreme Court did that on June 26th, 2003.




4.) ” MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR LESBIAN & GAY RIGHTS”  – 60 mins – US $50
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.



5.) “DIMINISHED CAPACITY” – 60 mins – US $50

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.




6.) “A CONVERSATION WITH HARVEY MILK”– 30 mins – $25

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.




SPECIAL PACKAGE: Get all of these CDs for a donation of at least $200. We’ll acknowledge donations of $250 or more on the air upon request.


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