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The Five Eyes Show
40 minutes | Mar 30, 2015
Episode 13 - A world out there
Dolce & Gabbana's comments in favor of traditional families continue to garner some backlash. We discuss. Also, Chinese LGBT travelers are a quickly growing market with plenty of potential. We speak to one travel operator about the needs of this niche group. Finally, it's time for another round of, I Think I Know This. Our hosts' knowledge of LGBT news will be put to the test in our queer quiz.
33 minutes | Mar 18, 2015
Episode 12 - Being Trans in China
What's it like being transgender or gender queer in China? We speak to two trans community workers for some insight into the challenges faced by this often overlooked group. Also, China's top documentary filmmaker Fan Popo recently had one of his films scrubbed from the internet. He tells us about the difficulties of working as an independent artist in the Middle Kingdom.
24 minutes | Feb 15, 2015
Special Edition - China
A digest of some of our best China content: an interview with an “ex-gay” therapy patient, coverage of the China Aids Walk, and an interview with Jack Smith on Beijing’s rapidly evolving gay scene.
34 minutes | Feb 5, 2015
Episode 11 - The Overlooked
An underground documentary depicting the lives of transgender sex workers in northeast China was recently screened here in Beijing. We speak to the director Michael Liu, who tells us about the immense challenges facing this severely marginalized group. Also, is gay marriage an attention hog? According to a Pew survey, a strong plurality of Americans think same-sex marriage is drawing attention away from other concerns facing the LGBT community. We discuss. Finally, it's time for another round of, I Think I know This, our LGBT news quiz.
42 minutes | Jan 22, 2015
Episode 10 - Italy the laggard?
Homosexuality in a majority of African countries is a criminal offense. But is 2015 the year for LGBT travelers to visit? We discuss. Also, what gives in Italy? LGBT activists there decry how their country has fallen behind the rest of Western Europe when it comes to gay rights. We assemble a panel of LGBT Italians to discuss why Italy has been such a laggard. And Swedish LGBT rights activist Bill Schiller was recently in town for a multimedia presentation of queer art. We bring you a chat with a man who promotes art as a way of combating homophobia.
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