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Gender and Communication Studies! Outdoor Quiz

We discussed gender ‘in-betweens’ in our last offline meeting. We examined gender, communication and culture in modern society and found that the African society has a more conservative perception of gender than the western society. While African societies see gender strictly from the binary point of view, the western world have a more liberal, non-binary perception of gender.

We saw that the media in the Western world have space for genderqueer or gender in-betweens to express themselves freely. We gave an online activity to three candidates that were in class. They are Dimokwu, Nzewuchi,  and Iwuagwu.

You were told to list top 15 Gay Magazines,  Gay TV Channels/Programmes, Gay Radio Staions/TV Series. Each knows what she was told to do. Provide the answers here.

Deadline is tomorrow Saturday, 9pm.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Nzegbunam Uchenna.E

    List top 15 gay TV channels/programmes÷they are shameless,Modern family,Will and grace,star trek,The Bold Type,Gypsy,Shadowhunters,The fosters,East siders,Jane the virgin,Supergirl,Grace and frankie,Brooklyn Nine-Nine,Game of thrones and Supernatural.

    1. This was done any how. You did not follow instructions. Look at what Iwuagwu and Dimokwu did. They gave a sentence or two about the station. Exactly what you were told in class.

  2. List top 15 gay TV channels/programmes÷ they are The Bold Type on freeform,star trek on CBS All Access/Netflix,Wynonna Earp on Syfy CHCH-DT,sweetbitter on Starz,killing Eve on BBC America,For the people on ABC,The terror on AMC,Black lightning on The CW,Rise on NBC,Burder of truth on CBC,This close on Sundance Now,9-1-1 on Fox,Prison on tvN,Here and now on HBO,krypton on SYFY

  3. Marypetra Dimokwu

    15 Gay magazines
    1) Attitude magazine- a bristished gay lifestyle magazine owned by Stream Publishing Limited . First issue day was on May 1994 based in London.
    2) GayTimes magazine- established in 1984 for gay and bisexual men, published in United Kingdom. Publisher James Frost based in London.
    3) Cybersocket magazine- published by Cybersocket publishing Inc in 1999.
    4) Curve Magazine- founded in 1990,based in San Francisco. Editor in chief is Merryn Johns.
    5)) The San Francisco Bay Times magazine- founded in 1977, published by Betty Sullivan and Jennifer Viegas.

  4. Marypetra Dimokwu

    6) Passport magazine- launched in 2001.
    7) Pink magazine- first published date in 1990, publisher is David Cohen, editor in chief is Jason Freeman.
    8) Metrosource magazine- published by Rob Davis , editor in chief is Paul Hagen , founded in the year 1990 based in Nwe York City.
    9) Instinct Magazine- first published date was in 1997, published by JR Pratts, editor in chief is Adam Dupuis.
    10) The Adovocate Magazine- first issued date in September 1967. Editor is Lucas Grindley.

  5. Marypetra Dimokwu

    11) Out magazine- publisher is Joe Landry, editor is Aaron Hicklin and founded in the year 1992.
    12) GayTimes Magazine- has been at the forefront of gay media in United Kingdom since 1984.
    13) Loverboy Magazine- founded by Journalist Michael Turnbull.
    14) Hello Mr magazine- established in March 2013, founded by Ryan Fitzgibbon.
    15) Gayletter magazine- established fully in the year 2014, edited by Ryan Leahey.

  6. NAME: IWUAGWU FAITH O.
    REGISTATION NUMBER: 2017052004
    ASSIGNMENT TITLE: TOP 15 GAY AND LESBIAN TELEVISION
    SERIES AND TOP 15 GAY AND LESBIAN
    RADIO STATIONS

    A. TOP 15 GAY AND LESBIAN TELEVISION SERIES

    1. QUEER EYE (2003–2007)TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Reality-TV
    Five gay men try to improve the lives and confidence of straight men by giving them makeovers and advice.

    2. THE LAIR (2007– ) 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
    The Lair is a private gay club run by vampires, who use the club as a source for attractive young men to feed from. Thom, a local journalist in the small island town begins digging into the
    3. GIMME GIMME GIMME (1999–2001)
    A sitcom about two dreamy London roommate: gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere; and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has delusions of romantic love.

    4. VENICE THE SERIES (2009– )
    Venice the Series is Co-Created by Crystal Chappell and Kim Turrisi. Venice focuses on the life of Gina Brogno – a single, gay, self-made interior designer – living and working in Venice Beach, California. The plot follows Gina’s human experience in connection with her various love interests, brother Owen, father – the Colonel, and a myriad of other characters that make up Gina’s network of relationships. Gina is a strong, confident, and complex career woman who navigates her relations with people through an intense yet thoughtful prism. The convergence of Gina’s experiences with a progressive, bohemian, and urban backdrop; provides an electrifying plot journey. The storyline offers the best of traditional soap romance, love stories, tragic happenings, and hairpin turns; done in a new, savvy, edgy format with unique character development, diversity of character, and tantalizing plot portrayal.

    5. WILL & GRACE (1998– ) TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance series
    Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York City. He’s a gay lawyer, she’s a straight interior designer. Their best friends are Jack, a gleeful but proud gay man, and Karen, a charismatic, filthy rich, amoral socialite.

    6. RICK & STEVE THE HAPPIEST GAY COUPLE IN ALL THE WORLD (2007–2009)
    Welcome to the gayest of gay ghettos, West Lahunga Beach, where Rick and Steve make their fabulously decorated double-income-no-kids home. That is until Rick’s lifelong lesbian friend Kirsten asks him to be the father of her child. There’s just one catch, Kirsten’s wife Dana and Rick’s husband Steve are mortal enemies. The insults fly, nothing goes unspoken, and the ugly, bitter truth about domestic bliss never looked so cute. Starring the voices of Alan Cumming, Peter Paige, Wilson Cruz, and Margaret Cho, with music from the creators of Avenue Q. Viewer discretion advised.

    7. BROTHERS (1984–1989 22 min Comedy series
    Two conservative men support their younger brother when he comes out as gay, and help him navigate being openly homosexual in 1980s Philadelphia.

    8. THE 1ST SHOP OF COFFEE PRINCE (2007– ) Comedy, Drama, Romance
    A tomboy, mistaken for a lad, maintains the deception for the sake of employment. The situation becomes complicated when her male boss begins to develop feelings for this “boy.”

    9. OH, GROW UP (1999– )
    This series centers on three guys who were friends in college and are still close to this day and are living together. Hunter, a construction worker and womanizer who discovers that he has a teenage daughter, Chloe, who is going to school in the city that he lives in. Norris, a struggling artist. And Ford, a lawyer whose revelation of being gay ended his marriage to Suzanne, who has trouble accepting that Ford is gay, and how she could have been married to him.

    10. BUMP! (2004–2013)
    Bump! is the world’s first gay and lesbian travel and lifestyle television series. It is unique and international in scope. In each episode Bump! presents a new gay-friendly destination in a stylish and upbeat format. Bump! travels the globe in search of fascinating gay human-interest stories. From gay tourism hot spots like Miami and London, to urban centers such as Montreal and Los Angeles, Bump! focuses its lens on gay and lesbian communities around the globe.

    11. ALL STARS: DE SERIE (1999–2001)
    The Swiftboys may be called All Stars in the title, this nowhere, North Holland amateur soccer team consists of boys who since childhood enjoy the game itself -only gay captain Bram, a lawyer, takes the trouble to spend time on official club business- less then the camaraderie as none has the making of anything resembling a star player, to put it kindly, so they usually end their season by demotion. The point is having fun on the field, in the locker-room, in the canteen, and whenever something happens in one’s life one or more of the others are likely to get involved, which also goes for some players’ female partners, while male bonding seems only to stimulate their flirtatious lust. The chairman is a cigar-smoking fat rat, who intends to exploit the various teams using his infrastructure, and comes to employ as barmaid ex-con Nadja, a red-hair harpy nevertheless considered sexy by most straight boys.

    12. FRIENDS AND BENEFITS (2011)
    Friends and Benefits (FAB), is a queer online web series. It follows the life of Ben Fitzgerald, 21, gay university student who was recently dumped by his boyfriend. Ben turns to online dating to meet new guys and explore the gay culture in Melbourne but begins to find it all quite daunting. Luckily the naive Ben has his three best friends, Calvin, Max and Sophie to help through his adventure.

    13. OI APARADEKTOI (1991–1993)
    The adventures of four people who live next to each other somewhere in Athens. Spyros and his wife Dimitra on one apartment, and Vlassis with his gay friend Yannis on the other. Though they are average people, these best friends can’t stay out of trouble and get themselves in humorous situations all the time.

    14. QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GIRL (2005– )
    From the creators of Bravo’s runaway hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy comes a new series that turns a tasteful eye towards the ladies. This time, a team of gay stylists will “make-better” Los Angeles-area women in episodes that will feature a full lifestyle “make-betters” sure to impress and inspire.

    15. UNDER THE PINK CARPET (2000– )
    A Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender themed entertainment news magazine series. Irreverent, fast moving and colorful, Under the Pink Carpet features celebrity interviews and backstage coverage at concerts, film/theater premieres, nightclubs, book signings, performances, plays, parties, and more! Because of it’s fun, comical style Under the Pink Carpet is popular with “straight” audiences as well as LGBT people. But Under the Pink Carpet is more than just entertainment news. The show realistically and sometimes critically examines many aspects of the Gay subculture, providing a no holds barred glimpse behind the facade of a “fabulous” lifestyle. The show is produced and directed by Tony Sawicki, who also serves as the primary correspondent. Also featured as News/Entertainment Correspondents are Drag Personality Clover Honey (the 1st and only Transgendered reporter on national TV!), hilarious and openly Lesbian Stand-Up Comedian Michele Balan and Attorney, Producer and self-described “Fag-Hag” Stephanie Butler.

    B. LIST OF 15 TOP GAY AND LESBIAN RADIO STATIONS.
    1. CHRF
    CHRF (980 kHz)is a French-language commercial AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec. Owned by Evanov Radio Group, the station broadcasts an adult standards radio format, along with some multicultural programming. CHRF’s studios are located on Papineau Avenue in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough of Montreal, while its transmitter is located near Mercier.

    2. CIRR-FM
    CIRR-FM, branded as 103.9 Proud FM, is a radio station in Toronto, Ontario, licensed to serve the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, launched in 2007. It is the first radio station in Canada targeted specifically to an LGBT audience, and the first commercial terrestrial LGBT radio station in the world[1] — all earlier LGBT radio stations, such as Joy Melbourne in Australia, Radio Rosa in Denmark and SIRIUS OutQ on satellite radio, were operated by community non-profit groups or aired on non-traditional radio platforms.
    Originally broadcasting from Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, CIRR’s studios are currently located on Dundas StreetWest in the Eatonville neighbourhood of Toronto, while its transmitter is located atop the Sheraton Centre on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto across from Toronto City Hall.
    3. GAYDAR RADIO
    GaydarRadio was a British digital radio station for gay men, lesbians and gay friendly people, available on DAB multiplexes in London and Brighton and also online. It broadcast 24 hours a day, with live programming from 5am to midnight during the week, 7am to midnight at weekends.
    GaydarRadio, which was based in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, ceased broadcasting on Monday 7 January 2013 when the station’s DAB channels were acquired by Gaydio.
    4. GAYDIO
    Gaydio is a radio station for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the United Kingdom, broadcast on 88.4 FM in Greater Manchester, on DAB digital radio in Greater London, parts of the Home Counties the Sussex coast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cambridge, Portsmouth and online through their website, mobile apps and the UK Radio Player.
    Gaydio became the UK’s first LGBT FM radio service when it launched full-time on Friday 18 June 2010, expanding into digital radio when it acquired Gaydar Radio in 2013. The station’s output attracts around 850,000 listeners per month, making it one of the biggest LGBT media platforms in the UK.
    5. JOY 94.9
    Joy 94.9 is a queer radio station in Melbourne that broadcasts around the clock. Podcasts, live streaming and transcripts are available.
    6. PROUD FM
    This station is to target gay and lesbian listeners.
    A new frequency on Toronto’s crowded FM radio dial is poised to make history, its backers say, by becoming the country’s — and perhaps the world’s — first mainstream commercial radio station aimed at gays and lesbians.
    Proud FM is set to launch officially one week from today at 103.9 FM. Its website promises “an eclectic mix of sounds from current hits to anthems from the 70s, 80s and 90s” as well as a “splash of classical and dance music” and “unique and inclusive” talk programs.
    7. OUT AND PROUD: BANGALORE RADIO STATION FOR GAYS AND LESBIANS PUBLISHED ON OCT 4, 2013.
    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in India has hit the airwaves with a brand-new radio station launched in Bangalore recently. Called Q Radio, the venture is part of the online portal Radiowalla.in, which has over 40 radio channels for various audiences.
    8. K244FE
    K244FE (96.7 FM, “96-7 Pride Radio”) is a translator broadcasting the LGBT-oriented Top 40 format of the HD3 subcarrier of iHeartMedia’s KQQL. Licensed to Minneapolis’ “Calhoun Beach” neighborhood, it serves the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area inside the I-494/I-694 beltway. The station is owned by iHeartMedia. All the offices and studios are located in St. Louis Park and the transmitter is atop the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

    As of October 2, 2014, KQQL’s Kool 1-0-80s format was being broadcast on KQQL’s HD3 channel and on translator W244CS (96.7 FM) in the Southeast metro.[1] On June 12, 2015, KQQL-HD3 and W244CS changed format to top-40, branded as “96.7 Pride Radio”. In addition, W244CS became K244FE, and moved its transmitter to the IDS Center.
    “96.7 Pride Radio” is the first analog station in the United States targeted to the LGBT community, and the second in North Americaafter Toronto’s CIRR-FM. K244FE is an extension of the national “Pride Radio” format available on iHeartRadio and on New York City’s WKTU-HD2.
    9. OUTQ (SIRIUS XM)
    OutQ was a news, talk and entertainment channel on Sirius XM Radio, geared for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender audiences. The channel was available to Sirius and XM subscribers in both the United States and Canada.
    Personalities associated with the channel included Frank DeCaro, Doria Biddle, Larry Flick, Lance Bass, Derek Hartley, and Romaine Patterson. Tim Curran served as the channel’s news director, with Xorje Olivares as the lead anchor. OutQ News changed its schedule on August 4, 2013, leaving behind its top-of-the-hour format in favor of a daily news review aired at 6pm EST.
    On November 20, 2006, station founder and show host John McMullen was relieved of his duties.
    It had been announced that SiriusXM would be closing down OutQ on February 13, 2016.
    10. PRIDE RADIO
    Pride Radio is an LGBT lifestyle top 40 radio network launched by Clear Channel Communications and its online division, CCRD (Clear Channel Radio Digital) in 2006. The radio division became known as iHeartMedia on September 16, 2014. It is one of several music channels that are available through iHeartMedia’s iHeartRadio.
    The online portal acts as an interactive hub, hosting a variety of user-generated content. In addition, Pride Radio is a 24/7 streaming pop hits (with dance remixes of many pop hits) channel with a gay sensibility, which is also carried on the HD Radio channels of selected radio stations. The channel and accompanying online portal provide the LGBT audience with programming that aims to be entertaining, informative, and uniting. Pride Radio introduced personalities in May 2013.

    11. PURPLE RADIO (LONDON)
    Purple Radio was an internet and British digital radio station for a gay, lesbian and gay-friendly audience. It was available on a DABmultiplex in London and also online. It was the first full-time gay and lesbian radio station and broadcast 24 hours a day, with live broadcasts from a different nightclub every night.
    Purple Radio was launched in 2001 and merged with Gaydar Radio in 2003.
    The station played a mix of dance and mainstream pop music, interspersed with chat and news. Live shows took place during the day, with Programme Controller Pete Flynn (who now runs SFM Radio) presenting the breakfast show at launch.
    Purple Radio’s unique programming came in the form of close involvement with London’s gay and lesbian nightclubs. Early evening programming saw DJs introducing their favourite tracks to listeners in a unique mix of chat and music.
    From 10pm each night the station broadcast live from a different nightclub, using ISDN codec including Heaven (nightclub).
    The station was based above London’s Hanover Grand nightclub, a grand nightspot which was later demolished to make way for a shopping centre just off London’s Oxford Street.
    Originally broadcast over the internet, the station was one of the first to start broadcasting on British digital radio station a short time after the BBC launched its first digital station [2]
    Purple Radio used the tagline “The Digital Soundtrack to Gay Life in London”[1] and also “The World’s Fastest Growing Radio Station”.
    12. RADIO FG
    Radio FG (since February 2013, formerly FG DJ Radio) is a French-language radio station that began broadcasting from Paris on 98.2 MHz in the FM band in 1981. It is France’s first radio station that broadcasts deep house and electro house music (originally electronic and underground music). The station’s current playlist is house, dance, R&B and electronica alongside several American hip-hop songs broadcast from time to time.

    Radio FG was founded in 1981 as a community radio rooted in the Parisian gay scene and in support of the gay community. The ‘FG’ initials were said to vary in meaning from “Fréquence Gaie” (Gay Frequency) to “Futur Génération” (Future Generation) to “Filles et Garçons” (Girls and Boys).
    During its initial four years of broadcasting, the station faced financial struggles as well as internal conflicts, but managed to survive. As time went by, the station, facing an identity crisis, distanced itself from its social activism and re-defined itself as a dedicated electronic music station.

    In 2001 Radio FG abandoned its community radio status to become a private radio station. In September 2003 Radio FG became known as FG DJ Radio and broadened its spectrum of music to include R’n’B and Raï music. Mixshows (known as Club FG for most of the time) originally accounted for 30-50 percent of the entire broadcast week. It now only accounts for 10 percent.

    Today, the station broadcasts throughout the Parisian suburbs and in other major cities around France. In September 2004 the radio started a free webradio service called Underground FG. The station devotes 24 hours a day a mix of house, techno and dance music (similar to the original Radio FG), alongside older mixes that already aired on Radio FG.

    13. RADIO Q
    Radio Q (Q standing for queer) is an online radio station serving Romania’s LGBT and queer community. The radio station was established under the name 2G Radio on December 18, 2005. It is affiliated to the gay portal GayOne.ro, which was previously named 2G. Radio Q is the first LGBT radio station in Romania.
    Radio Q broadcasts non-stop through its Internet streaming service, the bulk of its broadcasts consisting of music of varying genres (with a focus on electronic music and trance). There are also a variety of programmes that discuss LGBT culture and rights in Romania, and these are archived on the website so that they can be downloaded after they have initially been broadcast. In the future, Radio Q intends to develop into an FM radio station so that its broadcasts can be received without using the Internet.

    14. RADIO ROSA
    Radio Rosa was a radio station in Copenhagen, Denmark, which broadcast a community radio format for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
    The station was launched on June 22, 1983 by the Danish National Association of Gays and Lesbians and was one of the world’s first gay radio stations. It closed August 1, 2010.
    15. WGAY (INTERNET RADIO)
    WGAY is a gay-oriented Internet radio station based in Washington, DC.
    The internet station features live programs with conversation, unusual music, and comedy, on Friday evenings from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern. Having first signed on as WGAY in February 2006, it evolved from a Washington, DC Part 15 (low-power) broadcast and internet radio station founded in 1991. During the week, it broadcasts an eclectic music format that features popular music from the 1950s through the present day. Weekdays at 11 AM Eastern, archived broadcasts of WGTB from the 1970s are aired. WGTB was a legendary and controversial student-run station at Georgetown University. Ultimately the Jesuit school shut the station down because of the radical programming it carried. Weekdays at 2 PM Eastern are reserved for a vintage (late 1970s – early 1980s) program from WUVT titled Ozone Hours. (Iwuagwu Faith O/ 201705204)

    1. Well done. Though I noticed you did a great deal of copy and paste I still think you did well by obeying instructions. Nice job.

      1. thanks Dr.

  7. List top 15 gay TV channels/programmes÷ they are The Bold Type on freeform,star trek on CBS All Access/Netflix,Wynonna Earp on Syfy CHCH-DT,sweetbitter on Starz,killing Eve on BBC America,For the people on ABC,The terror on AMC,Black lightning on The CW,Rise on NBC,Burder of truth on CBC,This close on Sundance Now,9-1-1 on Fox,Prison on tvN,Here and now on HBO,krypton on SYFY

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