Laurie JinkinsOhio Senator Candice Keller is in hot water again after blaming the recent mass shooting in Dayton on, among other things, gay marriage. 


In Washington State, Representative Laurie Jenkins is preparing to be sworn in as speaker of the house.  She is the first woman and first out lesbian to serve in that role. 


Locally, the Oakland LGBT Center received a $100,000 grant from the City of Oakland to support LGBTQ programming.


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Monday, August 12, 2019

Outbeat News

  • August 04, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 5, 2019

    Russian authorities exercised their 2013 LGBT propaganda law to take away two adopted children from a same-sex couple and activists are worried that this practice will expand. Here in the United States, a new Zillow study shows that home values in gay-centric neighborhoods sell for more than 200%…
  • July 29, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 29, 2019

    A 41-year-old female Russian LGBTQ activist was found stabbed to death in front of her home last week. She had been listed on a website advocating for the hunting and torture of LGBTQ people. In gay-friendly St. Petersburg, Florida, a candidate for mayor said that he believes homosexuality is a…
  • July 21, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 22, 2019

    The new viral social media app that allows users to change a picture of their face to either age or be younger has raised concerns of some LGBTQ people about privacy after learning the app has strong ties to Russia. Here in California the Department of Justice released hate crime data from 2018…
  • July 14, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 15, 2019

    This October, the United States Supreme Court will hear a potential landmark employment discrimination case that will determine if sexual orientation and gender identity apply to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. A group of republican law makers believe it does and have filed a brief in…
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    July 07, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 8, 2019

    A catholic priest has been indicted in Texas for allegedly exposing himself to a 15-year-old boy during confession when the young victim confessed to being gay. Earlier this month, a catholic bishop urged parents to keep their children away from Pride events because they were “harmful” to children.…
  • Jun 30, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 1, 2019

    A new study of LGBTQ Americans finds that the vast majority favors the participation of corporations and uniformed police in pride events, despite…
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    Jun 23, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 24, 2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court sent back another same-sex wedding cake case involving the exercise of religious freedom in a state that prohibits…
  • Jun 17, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 17, 2019

    In a new study released by The Trevor Project, 39% of surveyed LGBTQ+ youth said they have “seriously considered” suicide in the past twelve months.…
  • SFPD Pride
    Jun 09, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 10, 2019

    SFPD Pride (via Twitter)As pride celebrations around the country got underway this month, several local pride organizations, such as the one in…
  • Transgender
    Jun 02, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, June 3, 2019

    ParaDox [CC BY-SA 2.5]The World Health Organization voted to reclassify people whose gender identity doesn’t match their birth sex from having a…
    Jan 06, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, January 7, 2019

    Newly elected Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va) displays a transgender pride flag next to the Virginia state flag outside her D. C. office. Credit: Via…
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    Sep 30, 2018

    Outbeat News for Monday, October 1, 2018

    The New York Yankees were one of the last major league teams to host an LGBT pride night, but that won’t be the case next year for the 50th…
  • Jul 29, 2018

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 30, 2018

    • Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a new tell-all book that spills the beans on the Trump administration’s true beliefs about the LGBT…
  • Jul 22, 2018

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 23, 2018

    • Democrats in Congress introduce a bill to ban the use of the “gay panic defense” in federal courts.
  • Jul 15, 2018

    Outbeat News for Monday, July 16, 2018

    • An LGBT activist from Columbia who traveled to Moscow for the World Cup was detained for over 15 hours by Russian authorities after he and 5 others…

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