GayTalk 2.0 – Episode 84 – Equality Australia Front & Center

Tonight’s episode features guest, Chris Entwistle. He chats with the cast to bring awareness to the current situation in the land down under, Australia. The government of this nation is currently in the middle of a two month-long survey asking the people if marriage equality should be approved. Such a survey which was sent out via mail has polarized the nation in where opponents of marriage equality are actively being vocal and at times nasty in the hopes of swaying others to oppose the measure. LGBT groups are actively working on the front lines to ensure the country see their efforts in a positive way by going door-to-door if necessary to educate others about marriage equality.


The Dish:

On today’s dish Tom talks about Canadian Foreign Minister, Ms.Chrystia Freeland, Russia and of course her statements on Trump’s aka Mr. Dump and his administration’s inability to lead in this ever-changing global political landscape. Chris fills on an Eagle Scout who protested the Boys Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy got his badge back. Sean Burns, a Boy Scout in the 90s, turned in his Eagle Scout badge in 2012 to protest the organizations policy of excluding gay members. Nick tells us about a gay couple who got engaged at the Washington Nationals baseball game last week to cheers from the entire stadium, making the night one they would never forget.


We pay tribute to Mathew Sheppard 19 years after his death. On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a then 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyo. and left to die. On October 12, Matt succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. His death sparked outrage in our community forcing the federal government to act. On October 28, 2009, 11 years after his death, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. This act expanded existing United States federal hate crime law to apply to crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, and dropped the prerequisite that the victim be engaging in a federally protected activity.

Mathew Shepard

Signature Cocktail

Today’s signature cocktail is the…

The Kangaroo (Vodka Martini)

The Kangaroo (Vodka Martini)

  • 1 1/2 ounces of Premium Vodka of Choice (we used Tito’s)
  • 1/2 ounce of Dry Vermouth

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously (some like it stirred) and strain into a martinis glass. Garnish with the peel of a lemon. Make sure to sip leisurely, don’t swallow!


Today’s music featured on the show was “Invisible” by Jens East & Camilla North. “Memories” by Jens East ft. Rasva, “Running” by Jens East ft. Elske and “We Need To Be Loved” by Anthony Starble.

All Music Used on the show is done so with permission from either its creator, the artist, or publishing company that holds the copyrights to the work. For information on copyrights, licenses and permissions visit our Musical Artist Credits and Permissions page.

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