SJPD Rainbow BadgeEffective today in the State of Texas, the crime of indecent exposure now includes sending explicit photos over the Internet, including in emails, text messages, and via a dating app.  And it’s a misdemeanor crime with a fine of $500.  Texas Governor Abbot said he signed the law because he thinks exposing one’s self like that is “disgusting.” 

In California, the San Jose Police Department became the first large law enforcement agency to fly the rainbow flag at police headquarters.  LGBT Liaison Officer James Gonzalez explains why it’s so important.

(Photo: Courtesy of Coming Out From Behind the Badge)

 

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  • September 30, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 30, 2019

    Last week, 2 federal judges issued rulings against known hate organizations that target LGBTQ rights. The first was against a Florida based church and the second in Maryland against a challenge to the state’s ban on ex-gay reparative therapy. In San Francisco, a gay man was been appointed by Israel…
  • September 22, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 23, 2019

    A printing business owned by a conservative Christian couple sued the state of Arizona in order to avoid having to print wedding invitations for same-sex couples. Even though they haven’t yet received an invitation order, they sued to stop a City of Phoenix ordinance that prohibits discrimination.…
  • September 13, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 16, 2019

    A Brazilian woman gave birth to twins after being a surrogate for her gay son, a rare instance of a woman giving birth to her own grandchildren. At the Southern Decadence Parade in Louisiana this month, protesters dressed as police officers and politicians showing opposition to the legally…
  • September 09, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, September 9, 2019

    Last week while one NFL player came out as openly bisexual, another was preaching for the anti-LGBTQ group focus on the family by encouraging school children to bring their bibles to school in order to preach to their friends. In Kentucky, a school principal, who back in 2008 confiscating books…
  • August 25, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 26, 2019

    Reports surfaced last week about U.S. Parks Police possibly entrapping men looking for sex in Washington D.C.’s Meridian Park. Local attorneys are saying the arrests harken back to the Stonewall days when police were discriminating against gay men. In Alabama, a high school student who has dressed…
  • Aug 19, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 19, 2019

    A new documentary about San Francisco General Hospital’s infamous “Ward 5B” premiers at the end of this month for on-demand play. It tells the heroic…
  • Aug 11, 2019

    Outbeat News for Monday, August 12, 2019

    Ohio Senator Candice Keller is in hot water again after blaming the recent mass shooting in Dayton on, among other things, gay marriage. In…
  • Aug 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…
  • Jul 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…
  • Jul 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…
  • Jul 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…
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    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…
  • 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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    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.…

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